Roomi S. Hayat

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Roomi Saeed Hayat
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Roomi Saeed Hayat at IRM head office in Islamabad
Residence Pakistan
Education Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science
Occupation Trainer, entrepreneur

Roomi Saeed Hayat is a social entrepreneur and chief executive officer of the Institute of Rural Management. Hayat is also the founding chairperson of the Human Resource Development Network.[1] For the last 20 years, he has been associated with the field of capacity development on institutional and rural development, and employable skills for youth.[2]


Hayat was born to a Pathan family in Kohat, Pakistan. He attended St Mary's High School and then Pakistan Air Force Degree College, Peshawar.[2] He completed his Bachelors in Engineering at Peshawar University and then joined the Pakistan Army for three years.[2] Hayat later studied for a Master's Degree in robotics from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.[2][better source needed]


After leaving the army, Hayat became joint director of training and research of the Small Industries Development Board of the Government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.[citation needed] He joined the National Rural Support Programme in 1992.[3][4]

Institute of Rural Management[edit]

He set up a one-room human resource development organisation, which later became the Institute of Rural Management (IRM), and initiated vocational and technical training. In 2010, IRM was registered as a separate legal entity and underwent several strategic transformations. Hayat was appointed the first chief executive officer of the IRM.[5][6] Under his leadership, IRM evolved into a substantial training institute, having trained more than 1 million people with an annual turnout of over 50,000 trainees.[1][7]

As of 2014, IRM has 15 offices across Pakistan, including six vocational and technical education centers in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. [8]

Human Resource Development Network[edit]

In 1997, Hayat along with other like minded professionals co-founded the Human Resource Development Network.[9][1][10] The network was intended to bridge the gap between development professionals and organisations.[11] Hayat serves as the chairperson of the HRDN.[12]


  1. ^ a b c Roomi Hayat speaking about the Role of HRDN, Press Coverage in Dawn News, 8 September 2007
  2. ^ a b c d Profile: Training to Win, Interview of Roomi Hayat in Dawn News, 15 January 2012
  3. ^ Quality Conscious Training Institutes, views of Roomi Hayat published in NGORC Journal 2003
  4. ^ ESCAP HRD course on Poverty Alleviation- based on Hayat's publications
  5. ^ IRM Registration with SECP Archived 14 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan Grants Registration license to the NPOs
  7. ^ "IRM imparts training to one million people". The News International, Pakistan. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  8. ^ ":- Welcome to VTEC -:". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Founding Members". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  10. ^ “Civil society organizations key to improvement”, Roomi Hayat speaking on International conference on Human Security and Social Development, Daily Times, 26 November 2006[dead link]
  11. ^ 7th Annual Trainers Retreat Archived 17 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "Chainman's Message". Retrieved 4 February 2015.