Dr. Muhammad Irshad Khan


Industrial Engineering Department
Senior Fellow / Professor


Dr. Muhammad Irshad Khan Holds a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma from University of Bradford, UK. He has over 30 years experience of Industry and Management and is a registered consultant of the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah and SMEDA, Pakistan. He is a professional member of Institute of Industrial Engineers, USA.

  • B.Sc., from Karachi University in 1962.
  • Post Graduate Diploma from University of Bradford (UK) in 1967
  • Ph.D. (Chem. Eng) from University of Bradford (UK) in 1972
  • Senior Fellow, Industrial Engineering & Management Department, at Institute of Business Management, Korangi Creek, Karachi, from September 2004 to date
  • Assistant Process Engineer at Rank Xerox Ltd., Elstree (UK) for two And half years. (July 1963 to September 1965)
  • Assistant Experimental Officer at Warren Spring Laboratory, Ministry of Science & Technology(U.K) for one year.( October 1965 to September 1966)
  • Associate professor at Sind University for three months.
  • Pool Scientist at Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad for 8 moths. (Sept. 1973 to April 1974)
  • Manager Technical & Operations at Board of Management (Sind)/ Ghee Corporation for six and half years. ( May 1974 to Dec. 1980 )
  • Manager Business Development at General Tyre & Rubber company, Karachi for 8 years.(Dec.1980 to October 1988)
  • Managing Director at Nutri Pak Food Industries, Karachi for 6 years.(October 1988 to Nov.1994)
  • Managing Director at NIF Engineering Ltd., Karachi for 4 years. (Nov.1994 to Dec.1998)
  • Director Operations at Kohinoor Tea (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi for 6 years (Dec. 1998 to Aug. 2004)

Industrial Consultancy

  • Consultant at International Multi group of companies, Karachi  from August 1995 to March 1997. Work involved setting up a Edible oil processing unit at Jabal Ali , Dubai.
  • Designed and set up a Ghee/ Edible oil unit at Nutri Pak Industries Limited, Karachi. From August 1998 to December 1990..
  • Set up a tea blending and Packaging plant at Kohinoor Tea (pvt) limited, Karachi in 2000

Supervised Projects for following industries

  • English Biscuit Manufacturing
  • Hinao Pak
  • Razak Associate
  • Karachi Port Trust
  • Production and operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Analysis of Pakistan’s Industry


  1. The Mixing and segregation of Particulate solids of different particle size. Paper  Published in “The Chemical Engineer” by Institution of Chemical Engineers, London. No.269, January 1973.
  2. International Buyers requirements under WTO. Paper published in Pakistan Business review July 2017.
  3. Case Study: Pakistan Edible oil Industry (In-progress)

Course Development:

  1. Enterprise Asset Management and financial analysis
  2. Upgrading of course project management
  • Member Institute of Industrial Engineers, USA

Registered Consultant: 

  • Islamic Development Bank Jeddah and SMEDA, Pakistan
  • Consultant at International Group of Companies, Karachi from August 1995 to March 1997.