Profile of Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh,
Adviser to PM on Finance and Revenue

Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh is an economist of international repute with over 38 years of experience in economic policymaking, management and implementation. His work experience includes:

  • Harvard University, Cambridge
  • The World Bank, where he was country head for Saudi Arabia and as a Senior Official advised 21 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America
  • Minister for Finance, Planning and Development, Sindh Province, Pakistan (2000-03)
  • Three times elected Member of the Senate of Pakistan (2003, 2010, 2012)
  • Federal Minister for Investment and Privatization, Pakistan (2003-06)
  • Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Planning & Development (2010-13)
  • General Partner, international investment fund
  • Dr. Shaikh was awarded Pakistan’s “Man of the Year” in 2004 by the business community in recognition of his contributions to the country.
  • His three years as the Federal Minister for Privatisation & Investment (2003-2006) were the most successful in Pakistan’s history. 34 transactions worth over US $ 5 billion were completed in a transparent fashion.
  • He was a highly regarded member of the Senate of Pakistan and was Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on World Trade Organization.
  • Advised governments in Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Romania, Czech Republic, Iran, Kuwait, Argentina, Bangladesh, Jordan, Qatar, Malta, Botswana, Tanzania, Ghana and Libya.
  • Dr. Shaikh has a Ph. D in economics.
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