SAAM Organization and Governance

The work of the SAAM is largely carried out by member volunteers and leaders. We are a “bottom-up” organization, managed through a representative process.

We will make an effort that SAAM’s governance and organization is a representative of cultural diversity (e.g., in terms of ethnicity, race, language, religion, national origin) of the South Asian region and is also balanced in terms of gender.

SAAM’s officers will be elected for fixed term to produce a continuous turnover and renewal in leadership throughout the SAAM.

We recognize that Special Interest Groups are the real “home” for most members-the place where members volunteer and contribute their efforts. It is incumbent on the leadership of each Interest Group to assume responsibility for satisfying their members’ needs by designing and sponsoring an excellent annual program and extending services.

Working Group

A Working Group is currently running the affairs of the SAAM in order to provide a stable base to its initial structure and operation.

    Dr Jawad Syed, University of Huddersfield, UK (Pakistan) – Coordinator
      Professor Edwina Pio, AUT University, New Zealand (India)


    Professor Shaista Khilji, George Washington University, USA (Pakistan)
    Professor Bahaudin Mujtaba, Nova Southeastern University, USA (Afghanistan)
    Professor Naresh Khatri, University of Missouri, USA (India)
    Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, Penn State Erie, USA (Bangladesh)

Advisory Board