Dr. Iqbal Mobarik was born in Glasgow and attended Hutcheson Boys Grammar School for a number of years. At the age of nine his father Chaudhry Sher Mohammed and mother re-emigrated to Pakistan. He accompanied his
Dr. Iqbal Mobarik
Dr. Iqbal Mobarik was born in Glasgow and attended Hutcheson Boys Grammar School for a number of years. At the age of nine his father Chaudhry Sher Mohammed and mother re-emigrated to Pakistan. He accompanied his parents and was enrolled in boarding school, Lawrence College near Murree in 1963. In 1968, he moved schools to be near his parents in Sialkot and attended Murray College from where he gained a FSc. (1st Class)
In 1972 Iqbal gained admission to Strathclyde University after obtaining a number of Highers on his return to Glasgow. He gained a 1st Class Honours degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry in 1976 and was awarded the George Belby Medal for Excellence.
After graduating Iqbal joined the family business founded by his father in 1952 trading under the names of Locus and Classico. Iqbal successfully ran this company along with other family members for twenty years, modernising the business and securing the world-wide promotional contract for the Football World Cup 1994. In 1983 he was a founding member of a new family business, LTC, which he ran successfully for a number of years before concentrating on the core business, Locus and Classico.
In 1985, Iqbal also decided to return to university on a part-time basis in order to study for a PhD. This was a challenging time as he was running the business and studying at weekends and evenings. He received his PhD in 1989 entitled, “Computer Modelling of Heterophase Polymers with Hetero Geneities of Colloidal Dimensions.”
In 1997 Iqbal and his wife Nosheena established M Computer Technologies, a company specialising in providing integrated hardware and software solutions to both private and public sector in the management of business processes. Iqbal has successfully developed a world-class Electronic Point of Sale product, EPoS-M for the retail and wholesale industries as well as a number of other related software products. The company was awarded the Business Start-up of the Year Award in 1999 by the Glasgow Development Agency and was visited by the Princess Royal, HRH Princess Anne in January 2003. In August 2004 Iqbal received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, awarded by the organisation, Empowerment.
He passionately believes that, “In any endeavour one must strive to be the best and be prepared to put in the hard work that is required to become the best.”