KARACHI – The Express Tribune Editor Kamal Siddiqi has joined the Institute of Business Administration as the director of the Center of Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Karachi. An official release said on Tuesday that Siddiqi had joined as of April 1, 2016. He served at the Express Tribune for more than six years. Before that stint, he worked with The News as the editor for four years, Dawn, Dow Jones News Wire and Asia Times in various editorial positions. Siddiqi holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Karachi and another Master’s in Media Studies from the London School of Economics, the release said. IBA Acting Dean and Director Dr Sayed Ghani said “I would like to welcome Kamal Siddiqi who has been appointed as the director of the CEJ at IBA. Siddiqi brings with him 25 years of experience in journalism and was most recently the editor of The Express Tribune, a partner of the International New York Times.” CEJ is an initiative for professional development, training and networking of Pakistani journalists and media professionals. It was founded in 2014.