Mr. Wasif Rizvi
President, Habib University
Mr. Wasif Rizvi is the founding president of Habib University. Mr. Rizvi has led the vision of the first liberal arts institution of higher learning in Pakistan. Habib University, under his leadership, has become a globally recognized and appreciated university with established collaborations with leading institutions – including Carnegie Mellon University and Texas A&M University at Qatar, Stanford University, University of Michigan and the Claremont Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges.
His achievements are visible by Habib University’s unmatched global partnerships, distinguished faculty, well recognized curriculum, exponentially growing number of student applications and an innovative campus design that received accolade and international awards of excellence in Planning for New Campus.
Mr. Rizvi has been involved in various areas of education development in the developing world for the last two decades. Prior to initiating the Habib University project, he had led Aga Khan Education Service in Pakistan and many other development projects in Asia and Africa.
Mr. Rizvi holds twin graduate degrees from Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard School of Education.