Wasif Rizvi is the founding president of Habib University – Pakistan’s premier liberal arts and science institution. He is an ardent advocate of higher education that provides a student-centric, interdisciplinary, and contextually grounded intellectual experience to the youth. Habib University, under his leadership, has become a globally recognized and appreciated university with established collaborations with leading institutions – including University of California Berkeley, Texas A&M University, Stanford University and University of Michigan.
With innovative curriculum, diverse student body, accomplished faculty, collaborations with leading global academic institutions, award-winning campus design, Habib University is also the first ever community owned institution in Pakistan, providing need-blind admission to high-merit students from disenfranchised backgrounds.
He holds twin graduate degrees from Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard School of Education. Prior to founding Habib University, Wasif was associated with the Aga Khan Education Services in Pakistan and spearheaded many development projects across Asia and Africa.