Karachi Education Initiative
The Karachi Education Initiative (KEI) is a not-for-profit entity registered under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance. The KEI is the sponsoring and fund raising entity of the Karachi School for Business & Leadership. Sponsor Directors, representing some of the leading industrial and financial groups in Pakistan, have pledged a contribution of at least Rs.100 million (USD 1.2 million) on behalf of their respective organizations to provide the core funding for the KSBL. They have also committed to raising a permanent endowment to facilitate the education of meritorious students at KSBL, as well as for the provision of resources, facilities and buildings required to create a world-class institution.
The KEI’s vision has moved from idea to reality at a remarkable pace. It initially consulted with the Global Business School Network(GBSN), an international network of top-ranked business schools based in Washington DC. An International Advisory Board (IAB) was formed, composed of academic luminaries from fourteen leading business schools world-wide. With the guidance of IAB a Strategic Plan for the KSBL was developed.
The KEI then established a partnership with the Judge Business School (JBS), University of Cambridge and a Strategic Collaboration Agreement was signed in April 2009.