Mr. Shaukat Aziz graduated from Gorden College, Rawalpindi in 1967, and gained an MBA degree from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi.

As Executive Vice President, he held several senior management positions in Citibank including head of institutional banking for Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and later for the Asia Pacific, followed by the Chief Executive of the bank’s global wealth management business.

Mr. Aziz co-chaired the UN Secretary-General Committee to promote reform and coherence at the United Nations. As Prime Minister, Mr. Aziz paid state visits to China in 2004 and 2007. Mr. Aziz offers an expert view and is a frequent speaker on the challenges facing the world including structural reforms, diplomacy, geopolitics, and security. Mr. Aziz is a member of several boards and advisory boards of various commercial and non-profit entities around the world. In 2015, Mr. Aziz became one of the board members of the Boao Forum for Asia.