Ali Jehangir Siddiqui was appointed in an honorary capacity, as Ambassador-at-Large regarding foreign investment. In this position he will be performing special duties not linked to a specific country.
The 42-old Siddiqui was Pakistan’s former ambassador in the US up till 2018, appointed by Shahid Khaqan Abassi former PM. His appointment was harshly criticized by the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf), due to his lack of experience.
Siddiqui’s recent appointment shows that he is skillful as PM Imran Khan chose him on merit & his business sense.
He is an investor and entrepreneur. His father is Jahangir Siddiqui, well known Pakistani entrepreneur & businessman, whilst his mother, Mahvash Siddiqui is a philanthropist and university professor.
During 2017 – 2018 he was the Minister of State in the cabinet of PM Nawaz Sharif before his appointment as ambassador to the USA.
During 2019 he became a member of the Afiniti Advisory Board, also called Global Unicorn.
With this step he joined the ranks of political & business leaders like David Cameron, ex British prime minister and Admiral William Owen (former US Vice Chairman Joint Chief of Staff). He also served on the following boards & commissions:
- The CDB (Community Development Board) of the Sindh government
- Board of Investment – Sindh Government
- The Pakistani Government’s Privatization Commission and others
- The Pakistani Government’s Planning Commission – Private Sector Task-Force.
BA-degree in Economics – Cornell University, USA
Supplementary educational courses: MIT; Cambridge & Oxford Universities.
The World Economic-Forum honored Siddiqui during 2014 as Young Global Leader. He established Pakistan’s 35 Bank, where he served as Chairman.