Our Leadership

Spend your next few years studying at a center of intensive scholarship and taking advantage of our multidimensional academic experience.

Antonis Charalambides

Honorary President 

Excellence in hospitality, travel, tourism and culinary arts education is the hallmark of COTHM. Imparting international standard education and training is our passion, which runs through the entire network of our campuses across Pakistan. Through collaborations with our international academic partners, we continuously update our quality standards to address the changing requirements of the international hospitality industry in the modern world. We inspire students to learn with passion in the most favorable and conducive learning environment, which leads them to become a part of the international hospitality industry.

Ahmad Shafiq

Founder & CEO, COTHM Pakistan & Dubai. 

I warmly welcome you to the College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM), the leading hotel school of Pakistan. Being aware of the global requirements and standards of trained human resource in this ever-expanding industry of hospitality, travel, tourism and culinary arts, COTHM has been ensuring that its students receive internationally recognised education and training. With regard to that, COTHM works with its leading international academic partners. Today, an education and training award from COTHM is highly regarded in the industry. To provide the maximum number of people with educational opportunities in this field, COTHM Group of Colleges has expanded its network to all major cities of Pakistan. We are committed to serve the hospitality; travel, tourism and culinary industry by producing world-class professionals. Education is a lifelong experience, Hospitality, travel, tourism and culinary arts programs at COTHM facilitate that process with progression through flexible entry and exit routes. While the attainment of educational awards are important, personality development is another facet of a student’s education that COTHM provides with responsibility. I hope you will find your time at COTHM to be intellectually stimulating, enriching and a rewarding learning experience.

Management

Greeting to our friends and alumni. It is my great pleasure to serve as the director of College of Tourism and Hotel Management. COTHM continues to play an essential role in educating students for promising careers. A significant number of our graduates hold leading positions not only in Pakistan, but throughout the world. Our curriculum and classrooms have continued to incorporate new developments in the fields of hospitality, culinary, baking, food safety, travel and tourism. I encourage you to visit us in person, on the Internet, or via email, to discover the new developments and take advantage of the opportunities available at the college.

Samina Shafiq

Director

I wish to thank you for showing interest in College of Tourism and Hotel Management (COTHM). We foster sharpening of skills and enhancement of knowledge base in our students through various extra-curricular, co-curricular and curricular activities through faculty who not only keep themselves at par with the current developments but also contribute to the expansion of the body of knowledge in their field of expertise. We inspire students to learn with passion in the most favorable and conducive learning environment, which leads them to become a part of the international hospitality industry.

Zaheer Ahmad

COO, COTHM Pakistan & Dubai

Betty Bowman joined the faculty in 2002, and received tenure there in 2007. Before joining the faculty, she was a visiting assistant professor at Syracuse University College of Law. Prior to that, she was a legal consultant with JPMorgan Chase; a contract attorney for Cravath, Swaine & Moore; and an assistant prosecutor for the Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto, Canada. 

Contacts:

Muhammad Jamil

Registrar, COTHM International

With over four decades of law teaching experience, Johnny Jones is a nationally-recognized constitutionalist who has received numerous awards for his teaching, including the first-ever Pioneer Award for his commitment and dedication to students from the FIU Student Bar Association in 2004. Since then, students have voted him “Professor of the Year” multiple times. 

Contacts:

Omar Arshad

CFO, COTHM International

Dennis Ruiz was a member of the faculty at Texas Tech University School of Law, where she held the Alvin R. Allison Distinguished Professorship and received every teaching award the law school and the University conferred. She was the Distinguished Fulbright Professor of American Constitutional Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Greece in 1992.

Contacts:

Babar Sheikh

Dir. International Development, COTHM International

Vernon Lowe first joined the University in 2006 as Assistant Dean for Academic Support Programs. He served as Assistant Dean until 2013, when he became a full time lecturer at the College. He teaches classes relating to legal theory and reasoning, race and law, gender and law, and in the area of commercial transactions. 

Contacts:

Nadeem Anwar

Director Projects, COTHM International

After graduating from Kempbelle University with a MA in Communications, Harriet Erickson served as the director of Freshman and Transfer Programs before becoming the Vice President for Student Affairs. Holding both a BA and MA degree in Communications from Kempbelle University, Harriet Erikson has spent much of her professional life at the College.

Contacts:

Harriet Erickson

Vice President, Student Affairs

Wesley Clark was named Senior Advisor to the President in May 2018. An expert in corporate law, he teaches a wide range of courses including Contracts, Sales, Closely Held Business Organizations, Publicly Traded Corporations, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law and International Securities Regulation. 

Contacts:

Wesley Clarke

Senior Advisor to the President

Betty Bowman joined the faculty in 2002, and received tenure there in 2007. Before joining the faculty, she was a visiting assistant professor at Syracuse University College of Law. Prior to that, she was a legal consultant with JPMorgan Chase; a contract attorney for Cravath, Swaine & Moore; and an assistant prosecutor for the Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto, Canada. 

Contacts:

Betty Bowman

Acting Vice President for Finance

With over four decades of law teaching experience, Johnny Jones is a nationally-recognized constitutionalist who has received numerous awards for his teaching, including the first-ever Pioneer Award for his commitment and dedication to students from the FIU Student Bar Association in 2004. Since then, students have voted him “Professor of the Year” multiple times. 

Contacts:

Johnny Jones

Dean, Diversity and Compliance

Dennis Ruiz was a member of the faculty at Texas Tech University School of Law, where she held the Alvin R. Allison Distinguished Professorship and received every teaching award the law school and the University conferred. She was the Distinguished Fulbright Professor of American Constitutional Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Greece in 1992.

Contacts:

Dennis Ruiz

Acting Vice President of Administration

Vernon Lowe first joined the University in 2006 as Assistant Dean for Academic Support Programs. He served as Assistant Dean until 2013, when he became a full time lecturer at the College. He teaches classes relating to legal theory and reasoning, race and law, gender and law, and in the area of commercial transactions. 

Contacts:

Vernon Lowe

Assistant Vice President for Communications

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