Ali J. Siddiqui
CEO of the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF), a grant-making foundation that works in the areas of education, healthcare and social enterprise. MJSF is also a large-scale, direct response agency for major disasters in Pakistan. Ali began his career in Hong Kong at Crosby, a private equity firm specialized in investing in technology and natural resources. From 2002 - 2003 he worked with JS Investments during which time the company grew 7x making it Pakistan's largest private sector mutual fund manager. In 2004, founded JS Private Equity (Pakistan's largest domestic private equity firm) and currently serves as its Chairman and CIO. Ali has co-founded a number of successful companies including Airblue (Pakistan's second largest airline), Bank Islami (Pakistan's second largest Islamic Bank), JS Bank (Pakistan's fastest growing bank), RAK Ghani Glass (the largest pharmaceutical glass producer in the Middle East) and AGSI (a mid-sized steel producer in the Middle East). He has been a Member of the Visiting Faculty at the National School of Public Policy and the National Defence University in Pakistan and an Executive-in-Residence at the College of William and Mary. Former Board Member of the Privatisation Commission of Pakistan (the federal government agency responsible for privatizing state assets) and Member of the Private Sector Advisory Board of the Planning Commission of Pakistan (the federal government's public policy and financial planning institution). BA Economics, Cornell University. Board Member, Acumen.