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Fawad Ahmed

Assistant Professor, Director of Research

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Dr. Ahmed earned his PhD in Enterprise Management from Wuhan University of Technology (Project 211). His research involves leadership and employee behavior and has evolved into multidisciplinary perspectives during his postdoctoral fellowship.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Never paid tuition fees since college through to Ph.D. (full scholarships).

PhD Supervision: Currently supervising 02 PhD students

Accepting PhD Candidates in these areas:
Multidisciplinary research involving Entrepreneurial Elements, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Organisational Development, and Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship

He has been involved in the launch of two successful start-ups, one as a consultant and one as an entrepreneur. He started gaining field experience early in his teenage and has over 15 years of cumulative experience in administration, finance, operational efficiency sales functions; was recruited through a national examination for civil services as Assistant Director in the Ministry of Education (Pakistan) served for 5 years. Prior to that, he spent 08 years in the Telecom industry, managing country operations for a British SME and supervising the review and control of the target revenue generation function with the help of a 30+ member team. He has also provided consultancy services to another British offshore SME helping streamline the corporate outlook through improvement in Operational Efficiency, re-Branding, Client Retention, and B2B process flow management with the UK, Sri Lanka Pakistan offices.He potently advocates the concept of learning, developing, training and growing and believes it to be a life-long process.

Having traveled to 05 countries and 45 cities in China during the past five years, he believes it has helped him improve his understanding of life, people and technology.

Research interests

Multidisciplinary research interests including:

Inclusive Human Resource Practices

Psychological Well-Being of Employees

Organizational and Employee Behavior

Leadership Styles

Technology Management and Human interaction with Computers

Pro-Environmental Behavior


Assistant Professor, Entrepreneur College (Taicang), XJTLU, 2021 - Present

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Wuhan University of Technology, 2019-2021

Adjunct Lecturer, Wuhan University of Technology, 2016-2019

Assistant Director, Federal Directorate of Education, Ministry of Education (Pakistan), 2011 – 2016

Consultant (Operational Efficiency),TravelHouseUK, 2011 – 2015

Manager Operations, Expedia International (pvt) ltd., 2009 - 2011


Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Business Model Generation

Digital Transformation in Smart Cities

Strategic Management

Introduction to Marketing Management

Futurology and Business Opportunities

Awards and honours

2022 TOP 1% Highly Cited Papers in Essential Science Indicators (ESI) by JCR/Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)

Wiley Publishers, 2020-21, Top Cited Article (How inclusive leadership paves way for psychological well-being of employees during trauma and crisis: A three-wave longitudinal mediation study)

100% PhD Scholarship (3 years in China), nomination through national-level examination by Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan(2016)

100 % Scholarship for MBA (2 years), International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Pakistan

100 % Scholarship for Bachelors of Commerce (2 years), Punjab College of Commerce, Pakistan

Gold Medal, Federal Board of Intermediate Secondary Education (FBISE) , Topped the national examination (Commerce subject category)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Related documents

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (Enterprise Management), Wuhan University of Technology (Project 211)

M.Phil (Management), Preston University, Islamabad

CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)

MBA, International Islamic University, Islamabad

B.Com, University of the Punjab, Lahore

External positions

Editor, Journal of Nursing Management (SSCI Q2 in Management)

15 Jul 2024 → …

Editor, PLOS ONE

Apr 2024 → …

Associate Fellow, American Psychological Association

1 Nov 202331 Dec 2025

Research Fellow, INTI International University

1 Aug 202331 Dec 2025

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