Syed Aqeel Tirmizi

PhD, State University of New York, Binghamton
MIA, School for International Training
BComm, University of Punjab, Pakistan

Professor
Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management
Dr. Aqeel Tirmizi’s professional portfolio includes more than 20 years of international experience in teaching, research, management and capacity building. The major focus of his work extensively deals with managing and leading in global and multicultural environments as well as working with themes of social justice and social innovation. He teaches in the areas of organizational behavior, leadership and change, theory and practice of mission-driven organizations, human resource management, and social entrepreneurship.

Dr. Tirmizi's research focuses on leadership, social entrepreneurship, multicultural teams, decision-making, human resource management with attention to issues of culture and social responsibility.  He has presented his work at several leading international conferences in Asia, Europe and the U.S., including the Academy of Management Conference, the European Academy of Management Conference, and the Global HRM Conference.  He is a member of The Academy of Management, International Leadership Association and Leadership Learning Community.

He has extensive experience in executive and customized training, facilitation and capacity building programs for clients in multiple sectors. Dr. Tirmizi has facilitated programs focusing on leadership development, strategic planning, team development, and organizational capacity building for a variety of national and international organizations. This work has included a four-year long program with Ford Foundation’s International Fellowship Program, where he Co-Directed their Leadership for Social Justice Institute for about one thousand young leaders from twenty different countries.