Advisor, Co-ordinator and Lecturer
  • Recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Teacher Award, University of Waterloo
  • Recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA), Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo
  • Commonwealth Fellow: Recipient of the Chevening Scholarship, the flagship scholarship scheme of the British Government.

Degrees

B.CS, MBA, M.A., PGD, CSS, CTP, STP, MPS

Current position/activities

Science and Business Advisor, Coordinator, and Lecturer

Lecturing in the classroomKashif Memon comes to the University of Waterloo from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) where he was Country Consultant on Reefer Supply Chain Management. He has also worked with the World Bank - Projects of International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Development Association (IDA), and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Trade Organization, International Trade Centre and the Asian Development Bank. Before being associated with International Organizations, he served as Assistant Director, Staff Officer and Program Analyst in the Pakistani Civil Service at the Policy, Planning and Implementation level. In collaboration with ITC, Geneva, he is credited with the establishment of Pakistan’s first Global Trade Point. He has studied and worked on three continents of North America, Europe and Asia and his research interests lie in how globalization is being driven by the intertwined relationships between global business and technological innovation and international politics.

In his research and project work he has traveled throughout the Asian territory spanning the 1,046 km Indian Ocean coastal belt extending from Iran to India, on the 2,430 km Pakistan-Afghan border, on the 2,912 km Pakistan-India border and the Middle East. This has included the whole of North West Frontier Pakistan including the northern tribal belts of Waziristan, the Swat Valley and the newly built Chinese port in the city of Gwadar. He has also trained with the Pakistani Army and the Air Force.

Kashif is the recipient of the British Commonwealth Scholarship Award which is UK government's flagship scholarship scheme, aimed at future leaders, high achievers, opinion formers and decision-makers. His paper in 2005 "Policy Choices for Pakistan, Bilateral (Regionalization) or Multilateral (Globalization), An Empirical Analysis" using the International Trade Gravity Model Theory was awarded the best research paper award of the country at the First Model World Trade Organization Conference at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Examining varieties of mangoes in the rural supply chain in Asia

On an agriculture research facility in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan.

On an agriculture research facility in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan

Examining varieties of mangoes in the rural supply chain in Asia.

 

Key publications

  • Memon, K. 2009. Military Intervention in Pakistan’s Politics: Praetorianism, the Weak – Rentier State and Religion. Asian Profile v. 37 No. 5.
  • Memon, K. and Jalbani, A. 2006. The Role of Biotechnology in Globalization of Agriculture and the changing face of the Farming Community - Impact on Developing Nations. SZABIST Center for Management and Development.
  • Memon, K. and Jalbani, A. 2006. Intellectual Property Rights and Foreign Direct Investment. SZABIST Center for Management and Development
  • Memon, K. and Jalbani, A. 2005. The WTO Agreement on Rules of Origin Impact on Trade Flows for South Asia and Pakistan. SZABIST Center for Management and Development. MS/MS042005ISR, 61 pages
  • Memon, K. and Jalbani, A. 2005. Multilateralism and Regional Trade Agreement, an Empirical Examination of Policy Choice Implications for Pakistan. SZABIST Center for Management and Development.  MS/MS052005ISR, 46 pages.
  • Memon, K. 2003. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Pakistan Trade and Transport Facilitation Project Analysis of the Value Chain in Fisheries Sector Of Pakistan Objective XI Study of the capacity requirements and policies needed for promotion of refrigerated domestic transport and cold storage of fresh produce and for the development of associated transport (trucking/rail).
  • Memon, K. 2003. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Pakistan Trade and Transport Facilitation Project Analysis of the Value chain in Mango Sector Of Pakistan Objective XI Study of the capacity requirements and policies needed for promotion of refrigerated domestic transport and cold storage of fresh produce and for the development of associated transport (trucking/rail).
  • Memon, K. 2001. Civil Servants Resistance to Technological Change in Pakistani Civil Service. University of Surrey, United Kingdom, 200 pages.
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