Kashif Memon

Kashif Memon
Undergraduate Advisor and Instructor, Science and Business
Location: STC 4038
Phone: 519-888-4567 x45114


Dr. Memon has in-depth practical and academic experience in international business and economics, working at the intersectionality of politics, international relations, country competitiveness, science, and technology. He comes to the University of Waterloo with a diverse background of global involvement in Supply Chain, Reconstruction and Development, Policy, Planning, and Implementation on an international scale through his work and research in North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Memon has worked as a Country Consultant with the United Nations, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the World Trade Organization. He has also worked as a CSP Officer in the Pakistani Civil Service, serving in the Ministry of Commerce, Planning & Development Division, and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan. Prior to joining Waterloo, he established United Nations first Pakistan Country Trade Point (GTPNet) in Karachi, linking country EXIM Community to the Global Trade Point Network. At Waterloo he established the Science and Business program in China and launched the Student Personal and Professional Career Development Strategic Plan: myBusiness.

Dr. Memon teaches several courses in the Science and Business program by applying an Intersectionality Based Policy Analysis (IBPA) framework. By practicing servant leadership, he provides an innovative basis for critical analysis in the field of education that examines equity-based social justice in globally diverse populations. Dr. Memon is an integral faculty member of the Science and Business program. He works to provide students with career management advice through myBusiness as well as with business expertise they need to thrive in various industries through his teachings and involvement in Science and Business extra-curricular organizations.

Research Interests

  • The Roles of Science and Technology for Supporting National Competitiveness.
  • How is technology, a driver for economic, political, and military power.
  • Innovation as a driver for the modern economy and how it serves as the foundation of national power.
  • Nation’s competitiveness dependence on the capacity of industries to innovate and upgrade
  • Global Supply & Value Chains – Sector Specific Analysis (China’s Belt and Road Initiative and China Pakistan Economic Corridor)
  • International Business Political Behaviour.
  • Public and Private Sector Partnerships to Enhance National Competitiveness.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Global Technological Leadership.
  • Innovative Practices in Educational Leadership in the Developing World: Overcoming Marginalization of Girls in Education Systems.
  • Gender Equity in Education: How to Reduce Bias

Scholarly Research

How globalization is being driven by the intertwined relationships between global business, technological innovation, and international politics.
Contemporary and International Issues in Educational Leadership Ideologies: Critiques of Managerial Leadership, University, Schools, and Administrative Ideologies.


  • 2018 EdD, Doctor of Education, Western University, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2011 MPS, Master of Public Service, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2009 MA, Master of Arts, Political Science, University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • 2001 MBA, Master of Business Administration, University of Surrey, United Kingdom.
  • 2000 PGD, Post Graduate Diploma in International Business, University of Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 1993 BCS, Bachelor of Computer Science, University of Karachi, Pakistan.


  • 2020 Nominee Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA), Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • 2019 Region of Waterloo Volunteer Impact Award in Mentorship.
  • 2015 Invited Speaker at Hebei University, Baoding, China. Delivered one day interactive seminar for PhD students on rural perishable food supply chain modernization in Asia.
  • 2014 University Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA), University of Waterloo.
  • Invited Speaker at Tsinghua University Beijing. Introduced University of Waterloo’s Science Faculty programs, Tsinghua University.
  • 2013 – 2014 Nominee, FEDS Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Waterloo
  • 2012 Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA), University of Waterloo
  • 2011 Active Learning Professor, Waterloo Task Force on Innovative Teaching Practices
  • 2010 & 2011 Nominee Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA), University of Waterloo
  • 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013 Nominee Distinguished Teacher’s Award (DTA), University of Waterloo
  • 2009 Nominee Canada’s Top 40 under 40 Award
  • 2005 Best Research Paper Award of the Country at the First Model World Trade Organization Conference at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan
  • 2000 British Commonwealth Fellow: Recipient of the Chevening Scholarship, the flagship leadership scholarship scheme of the British Government


  • Reviewer, Asian Education and Development Studies (AEDS), Hong Kong.
  • Reviewer and Member Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Independent Studies, Pakistan.

Affiliations and Volunteer Work

  • Science Innovation Hub Advisor on Global Business.
  • Science HeForShe.
  • Science and Business Students Association Faculty Advisor


  • SCBUS 123 - Workshop 1: Science and Business
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • SCBUS 223 - Workshop 2: Strategies Behind Technological Innovation
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • SCBUS 425 - Workshop 6: Challenges in Globalizing Science and Technology
    • Taught in 2022, 2023

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Memon, M. (2018). How can the marginalization of girls be reduced in a provincial primary rural school in a developing country in Asia? The Organizational Improvement Plan at Western University, 43.
  • Memon, K. (2018). Empowering Pakistani Girls Through Education. In D. Griffiths, S. Lowrey & M. Cassar (Eds.), The Leader Reader: Narratives of Experiences, Word & Deed, Burlington, Canada.
  • 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.