KARACHI - British Deputy High Commissioner Karachi, Francis Campbell has formally announced the launch of Oxford Business Alumni Pakistan at a ceremony held at the British Deputy High Commission.

Besides crème de la crème of the megalopolis, a number of prominent educationists, diplomats, people belonging to academic and business circles and senior journalists attended the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, Campbell introduced the OBA and said that it was a global network aimed to facilitate both academia and corporate sector, besides students of Oxford Business Schools. He shed light on the historical relations between Oxford and Pakistan and stated that oxford is one of the world’s oldest universities.

Talking about the OBA and Pakistan, he said the country has a vast potential. He said, “We value the resilience of Pakistani business community and education sector and want to see them flourishing.” OBA Pakistan chapter head Dr Amir Jafri said we are creating linkages between educational institutes and companies. He said that globally 8,000 members of OBA were interested in business and working as ambassadors of the Oxford. Professor Peter Tufano, in his video address, shed light on the importance and role of the virtual community across the globe.

Later while talking to media Ahmed Zulfiqar Siddiqui, General Secretary of the OBA Pakistan chapter said that the alumni would bridge the gap between business schools and companies. He said that it would provide a platform for guidance to fresh graduates.

To a question, he said that the first meeting of the alumni would be summoned soon, which would formulate the framework, way forward and activities of the alumni.