Dr Sial earned his PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Since then, He has served in a leadership role at various institutions including academia, public and corporate sectors in the USA and Pakistan. He has vast expertise in managing post-graduate teaching, research, and administration at national and international academic institutions. He has published more than 90 research papers in national and international journals. As per the Google Scholar profile, he has an i10-index of 33 and an h-index of 20. He has been an approved PhD supervisor by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in the field of social sciences since 2004. He has supervised 70+ post-graduate scholars including 20+ PhD candidates in the field of Economics and Management Sciences. Besides being an advisory board member and reviewer for numerous international and national research journals, he is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Quantitative Methods.