Ali J. Siddiqui

Ali J. Siddiqui
  • Principal
    JS Group

Ali is 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, working in partnership with international NGOs and UN agencies. He began his career in Hong Kong in 1999 at Crosby Capital Partners, a private equity firm specialized in investing in technology and natural resources. From 2002 - 2003, he worked with JS Investments as Executive Director responsible for the national sales force and M&A, during which time the company grew 7x making it Pakistan's largest private sector mutual fund manager. In 2004, he founded JS Private Equity and currently serves as its Chairman and CIO. JS Private Equity is Pakistan's largest private equity firm. Ali has co-founded a number of successful companies in Pakistan and the Middle East in the financial services, upstream energy, steel, glass, aviation and ports sectors 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 (Board Chair), the largest pharmaceutical glass producer in the Middle East - 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 in Pakistan, a guest lecturer at the National Defence University in Pakistan and an Executive-in-Residence at the College of William and Mary. Ali has also served as a Board Member of the Privatisation Commission of Pakistan which is the federal government agency responsible for privatising state assets and has served as a Member of the Private Sector Advisory Board of the Planning Commission of Pakistan which is the federal government's public policy and financial planning institution. He currently serves as a member of the Community Development Board of the Sindh Government which makes grants to NGOs working in the province. BA Economics, Cornell University. Board Member, Acumen.