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May 10, 2018| Courtesy by : nation.com.pk
ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday appointed banker Ali Jehangir Siddiqui as the new ambassador to the United States.
The ambassador-designate is the son of prominent businessman Jehangir Siddiqui who is the founder of JS Group.
Siddiqui – currently PM’s Special Assistant with the status of Minister of State – will replace Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry next month after confirmation from Washington. He had disassociated himself from the business when he was appointed as Special Assistant to PM in August 2017.
His official profile says Siddiqui has “impeccable record in international banking and finance management. He was Chairman JS Private Equity Management, Pakistan’s largest private equity firm, which he founded and was also the Chairman of the JS Bank.”
Siddiqui has previously served as Member of the Privatisation Commission, Member of the Private Sector Advisory Board of the Planning Commission, Member of the Sindh Board of Investment and Member of the Community Development Board of the Government of Sindh.
In an honorary capacity, Ali serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Mahvash and Jehangir Siddiqui Foundation, based in Pakistan that makes grants to education, healthcare and social enterprise sectors.
He has worked in natural disaster zones in Pakistan and has a strong personal commitment to finding new solutions to disaster response. Aside from making grants, MJSF directly provides emergency relief in humanitarian crises and implements projects in disaster zones.
Read more at https://nation.com.pk/09-Mar-2018/ali-jehangir-new-pak-envoy-to-us