Dr. Ghufran is working as an Assistant Professor at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He held the position of 'Director of the LUMS MBA Programme' during 2012-2015.
He teaches the subjects of Leadership, Change Management, and Negotiation Skills in the MBA and Executive MBA programmes. He also teaches Quantitative Research Methods in the PhD programme. He has directed a number of Executive Education Programmes for Private, Public and Social Sector Enterprises.
He holds a PhD in Management Sciences from IAE Aix, France. He did doctoral research at INSEAD France for three years as a full-time visiting PhD and was later associated with the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre (IGLC) as a senior research fellow. He has received training at IGLC in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching.
Ghufran has twelve years’ experience in managing human resources and quality management functions in the corporate sector in Pakistan. He has been deeply involved in managing significant changes in organisational culture and structure. His doctoral work, academic research and teaching & training interests are directly related to and driven by the real organisational and leadership issues and concerns.
Dr. Ghufran specialises in leadership, culture and group dynamics. His core area of interest is leadership development. Another key area of interest for Dr. Ghufran is the fundamental issue of individual versus group interest as represented in the social dilemmas faced by group members and how social preferences influence behaviour and performance of groups. He also investigates how social preferences, cultural norms, and cognitive biases influence decision making.