Kamil Khan Mumtaz

Keynote Speaker

Recipient of the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (1993), Kamil Khan Mumtaz is a highly respected and senior practicing architect, educator, author, and pioneer in the movement for the conservation of architectural heritage.

He received his architectural training at the Architectural Association one of the oldest architecture schools in the UK. After returning to Pakistan, he headed the Department of Architecture at the National College of Arts, Lahore from 1966-1975 and served as a juror on several architecture juries. He has authored two books, Architecture in Pakistan and Modernity and Tradition, as well as contributed to publications on heritage and contemporary issues in architecture.

He is a leading influence in raising standards of architectural design in general and in the search for a contemporary, appropriate architecture for Pakistan responsive to climate, economy, and materials yet rooted in the indigenous culture.

Rafiq M. Habib


Mr. Rafiq M. Habib is Chancellor of Habib University and Chairman of the Habib University Foundation. As the former head of the House of Habib, he possesses decades of business experience in insurance, banking and industry.

Mr. Habib studied at St. Patrick High School, where after completing a Diploma Course in Banking, he later qualified for the Associate Membership of the Life Insurance Management Institute, New York. Subsequently, he also completed the first Advance Management Program conducted by the Harvard Business School, USA in Pakistan.

Wasif A. Rizvi


Wasif Rizvi is the founding president of Habib University, Pakistan’s first undergraduate liberal arts and science institution. He is an ardent advocate of providing students a student-centric, interdisciplinary and contextual intellectual experience.

His achievements are visible through Habib University’s unmatched global partnerships, distinguished faculty, innovative curriculum, diverse student body and an award winning campus design.

He holds twin graduate degrees from Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard School of Education and prior to founding Habib University was associated with the Aga Khan Education Service in Pakistan and many other development projects across Asia and Africa over the last two decades.