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March 9, 2018

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PM’s aide Ali Jahangir appointed envoy to US

ISLAMABAD: Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, son of Jahangir Siddiqui who is the founder of the JS Group, has been appointed as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US and will assume the charge next month upon the retirement of Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Geo News quoted sources as saying.

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Ali Jahangir is currently PM’s Special Assistant with the status of Minister of State. He disassociated himself from the business when he was appointed as Special Assistant to the PM in August 2017.

Ali 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. He 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 honourary capacity Ali serves as CEO of the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF) 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.

In 2014 Ali was a guest lecturer at National Defence University and in 2013 he was a Visiting Faculty Member of the National School of Public Policy. He lectured on energy security and related policy making.

In 2012 he taught emerging markets entrepreneurship as an Executive in Residence at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg Virginia. In 2014 he was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. He holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University.

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