Global Conference 2010
Former Prime Minister, Pakistan
Shaukat Aziz is the former Prime Minister of Pakistan. Serving from 2004 to 2007, he became the nation's first prime minister to complete a full term in office. During his tenure, Pakistan saw high economic growth, macroeconomic stability and its exit from an ongoing International Monetary Fund program. His government launched broad-based structural reforms and promoted deregulation, liberalization and privatization. Before serving as prime minister, he spent five years as the nation's finance minister. Aziz also co-chaired the U.N. Panel for Coherence. Before entering government, Aziz held several positions with Citi, including head of Citigroup's Global Private Bank and executive vice president of Citibank. A member of several boards and advisory boards for profit and nonprofit organizations, he speaks frequently on economic, political and diplomatic matters. Aziz graduated from Gordon College, Rawalpindi, and received his M.B.A. from the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi.