Former President of Pakistan / Board Member, Boao Forum for Asia
His Excellency, Mr. Shaukat Aziz, was the first Pakistani Prime Minister to serve a full term in office between 2007 and 2014, following five years as Finance Minister. Mr. Aziz restored his country’s credibility at home and abroad, and is renowned for his strategic approach, structural reforms, transparency, and ability to focus on what is best, not simply what is politically expedient.
After graduating from Gordon College, Rawalpindi, in 1967, Mr. Aziz gained an MBA degree from the Institute of Business Administration at the University of Karachi. As Executive Vice President, he has held several senior management positions in Citibank including Head of Institutional Banking for Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and later for Asia Pacific. This was followed by a role as Chief Executive of the banks global wealth management business.
During his tenure as Finance Minister, he was awarded the “Finance Minister of the Year” award for the year 2001 by both Euromoney and The Banker magazines, published in the United Kingdom. As Prime Minister, Mr. Aziz co-chaired the UN Secretary Generals Committee to promote reform and coherence at the United Nations. As recognition for his services to Pakistan, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by his Alma Mater at the Institute of Business Administration at the University of Karachi, Pakistan.
In 2014, Mr. Aziz was appointed Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Green Templeton Colleges, Oxford University, United Kingdom. In September 2014, Mr. Aziz received an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the East Asia University in Bangkok, Thailand. Mr. Aziz’s new book, ‘From Banking to the Thorny World of Politics’, was released on May 26th, 2016, and is available on Amazon.com.
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