Profiles of the Resource Persons

Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari
Special Assistant to Prime Minister
on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development

Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari is a British Pakistani Businessman who previously served as a Special Assistant and a senior aide to the current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan. Mr. Bukhari served as the Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and HRD from 2018 till May 2021. He was also given charge as chairman of National Tourism Coordination Board and Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation in 2020 by PM Imran Khan. As a part of his duties, he was responsible for drawing international investment for the country’s potent tourism and hospitality sector. Mr. Bukhari is also a senior advisor to Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan on effective media management and incorporating emerging technologies to reform country’s IT infrastructure.

Mr. Bukhari holds a BSc (Hons) in Politics and Contemporary History from Brunel University, London. He is also the founder of HPM Developments – a world acknowledged luxury real estate investment and development based in Mayfair, London. He is actively involved in various Philanthropic causes. He serves as the chair of his charity Bukhari Foundation and as the Vice Chair of the British Asian Trust headed by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Mr. Muhammad Aurangzeb
President & CEO Habib Bank Limited (HBL)

Mr. Muhammad Aurangzeb joined the HBL on April 30, 2018 as the President & CEO. Prior to this responsibility at HBL, Mr. Aurangzeb was the CEO for JP Morgan’s Global Corporate Bank based in Asia, with a rich international banking experience of over 30 years in other senior management roles at ABN AMRO and RBS based in Amsterdam and Singapore.

Mr. Aurangzeb is the only Pakistani to be invited to the exclusive membership of the Global CEO Council organized by WSJ / DowJones group. He is also the Chairman of the Pakistan Banks Association, Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Business Council, and Council Member at the Institute of Bankers Pakistan. Mr. Aurangzeb received his BS and MBA degrees from The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).

H.E. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Bilal Akbar
Ambassador of Pakistan to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

Ambassador of Pakistan to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Bilal Akbar, holds Master’s Degree in Arts and Science of Warfare & War Studies. In a long military career, he has held various command, staff and instructional assignments in the Pakistan Army. He has also served in United Nations Mission in Cambodia (1993) and as Senior Pakistan Army Officer in Afghanistan (2012-2013). In September 2019, he was appointed as Chairman Pakistan Ordnance Factory. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Bilal Akbar was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) in recognition of his distinguished and meritorious services in the Armed Forces. He was born on January 1, 1965 and is married with three children.

H.E. Mr. Moazzam Ahmad Khan
High Commissioner of Pakistan to United Kingdom (UK)

H.E. Mr. Moazzam Ahmad Khan, High Commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is a career diplomat who joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1986.He holds a Master's degree in Economics as well as a Master's degree in International Relations and International Economics from the John Hopkins University, USA.

In his diplomatic career, Mr. Khan has served at the Headquarters as Desk Officer (1988-1989 & 1991-1994), Director (2000-2003), Director General (Europe), Director General (Foreign Minister's Office), and Spokesperson (2010-2013), and Special Secretary (2019-2020) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan. He has held various diplomatic assignments in Pakistan Missions abroad including in Washington (1989-1991), Nairobi (1994-1998), The Hague (1998-2000), New Delhi (2004-2006) and Washington D.C. (2006-2010). Earlier, he has served as Ambassador of Pakistan to The Netherlands (2013-2016) and to the UAE (2016-2019). Mr. Khan has received the Order of Independence Award from the Government of the United Arab Emirates.

H.E. Dr. Asad Majeed Khan
Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America (USA)

Dr. Asad Majeed Khan is the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States. He presented his credentials as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States of America to President Donald J. Trump on January 11, 2019.

During his diplomatic career spanning over 30 years, H.E. Ambassador Khan has held following key positions: Served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Japan from August 2017 and served as Additional Foreign Secretary (Americas) from August, 2016 to July 2017. He has also served as Director General (Americas) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from June 2016 to August 2016. In his capacity, he was the focal point for relations with the United States of America covering all its aspect. Mr. Khan served as Director General (West Asia) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from September 2015 to February 2016. In this capacity, he was the focal point of ECO and responsible for overseeing Pakistan’s bilateral relations with Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

As Minister-Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations (2004-2010) he represented Pakistan in the UN’s Second Committee and the Economic and Social Council and dealt with the whole range of economic and sustainable development. During this period: He acted as Chief de Cabinet to the President of the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Pakistan’s ECOSOC Presidency 2005) and coordinated the work of the Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on System Wide coherence, on behalf of the then Prime Minister of Pakistan, who served as the Co-Chair of the Panel.

Dr. Khan earned his Doctorate in International Economic and Business Law (LL.D.) from Kyushu University Japan and has been a resource person at various academic institutions in Pakistan including International Islamic University, Lahore, University of Management Sciences, Foreign Trade Institute of Pakistan and Foreign Services Academy on International Trade, Law and WTO affairs.

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