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Dr. Zafar Iqbal


Dr. Zafar Iqbal worked for several years in the field of Investment Management in some of the top financial institutions in the Middle East and Australia. His last professional assignment was with the South Australian Government Financing Authority, where he served as Portfolio Manager, Liability Management. His expertise and areas of research interest include Governance, Islamic Finance, Distributive Justice and Public Finance, and Financial Markets. He is the author of two well reputed books, Justice: Islamic and Western Perspectives, Islamic Foundation, Leicester, and (joint with Professor Mervyn K. Lewis) of An Islamic Perspective on Governance, Edward Elgar, UK & USA. Dr. Iqbal joined NU in 2004 and has served as Head of Department and the founding Dean of the FAST School of Management Science. For several years, he also served as a member of the National Curriculum Review Committee for Business
Administration sponsored by HEC. Presently, he teaches Finance and Corporate Governance at the graduate level.

Dr. Iqbal’s publications have appeared in the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Review of Islamic Economics and Policy Perspectives. He has also presented his research work at conferences organized by Society of Inter-disciplinary Business Research (Osaka), Australian Association of Applied and Professional Ethics (Sydney), Accounting and Finance in Transition (Adelaide), Exploring Learning and Leadership Theories in Asia (Bangkok) and World Business Institute (Sydney). He has reviewed research articles for World Finance Conference, Int’l Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management (Emerald), Iranian Journal of Management Studies, and Policy Perspectives (IPS, Islamabad).


  • PhD(Finance), University of South Australia, Australia (2004)
  • MSc(Management Science), Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom (1986)
  • BSc(Mining Engineering), University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan (1985)