Govt appoints Saleem Ahmad as Privatization Commission Chairman

-The new PC chairman has served in investment, restructuring and advisory roles at top global financial institutions including JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Citi

Islamabad: The government on Thursday, appointed Saleem Ahmad as the Privatization Commission (PC) Chairman, as per a notification issued by the Establishment Division.

Meanwhile the resignation of the outgoing PC chairman Mohammad Main Soomro was also accepted.

Saleem Ahmad, who will now be the new Chairman of PC currently sits on the board of Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs in North America (OPEN) and is a seasoned finance professional with a $250 billion track record of investment, restructuring and advisory experience at top global financial institutions including Highbridge (JP Morgan), Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Citi in New York, London, Hong Kong and Pakistan. 

He is passionate about entrepreneurship, microfinance, female empowerment, healthcare, literacy and skills development in Pakistan. 

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  1. Privatisation score thus far: 0/10. First right decision. Let’s see what he can do with all the inertia of inaction. No doubt most challenging role. Bold man to accept the job in last year or so of current government.

  2. great choice. he’s created tremendous opportunity for enterprising entrepreneurs through work at national incubation centers. great contribution to start-up ecosystem.


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