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Sulaiman Shahabuddin

IBA alumnus appointed as the next AKU President

Mr. Sulaiman Shahabuddin, IBA alumnus, Class of MBA 1986, has recently been appointed as the next President of the Aga Khan University (AKU), Karachi. Mr. Sulaiman joined AKU 35 years ago and is currently the regional CEO of Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) for East Africa.

At AKU, Mr. Sulaiman has been involved in implementing nursing education programs in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. He moved to East Africa 20 years ago and joined AKHS. Sulaiman went on to serve as the CEO of the Aga Khan Hospitals in Nairobi, Mombasa and Dar es Salaam before being appointed Regional CEO for East Africa for AKHS in 2014.

Mr. Sulaiman is the Co-Chair of the AKDN Health Network Purchasing Steering Committee and serves on the Board of Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries. He also holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Development from the University of London.