TIP management, faculty, staff and students welcomed their new president Mr. Tariq Ikram replacing Dr. Zubair Bandukda as Mr. Tariq addressed them all for the first time ever first TISF slot of Fall Semester 2009.
Mr. Tariq has served as the chairman of Export Promotion Bureau having the the distinction of being the first Pakistani to be appointed as CEO of Reckitt and Colman in Pakistan at the age of 37.
In his brief speech, the newly appointed president discussed about the decline of textile and apparel industry and said that it is mainly because of a significant difference between our imports and exports. He further clarified that this difference can only be minimized if we start supporting our textile industry. He stressed over the need of educated people in the industry and discussed TIP rankings as an institute in HEC and other comissions.
Mr.Tariq believes that textiles play a very important role in Pakistan’s economy and exports and without supporting this industry, we can not even survive as a country. Later, he highlighted a number of textile graduates of TIP going extremely well in the textile industry. He seemed very optimistic about the future of TIP and textile industry at large. To have an idea about TIP, Mr. Tariq announced a SWOT analysis within students, faculty and even the board of directors. To tell you more about Mr. Tariq and his career, we have found a brief PDF document mentioning his achievements throughout his career.
We wish him good luck for his tenure at TIP and would like to see TIP touch the skies of quality research and academia under his supervision and guidance.