H.E. Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan.
In this podcast, H.E. Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, speaks about Afghanistan and Pakistan at a Burkle Forum held at the UCLA James West Alumni Center on September 30, 2009. Shaukat Aziz served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2004 to 2007. Finance minister from 1999 until 2004, Mr. Aziz was appointed Prime Minister in August 2004, following the resignation of Zafarullah Khan Jamali. When Mr. Aziz left his post in November 2007, he had become the first Prime Minister of Pakistan to complete a full term in office. Mr. Aziz was born on March 6, 1949 and brought up in the southern city of Karachi. He received his early education from St. Patricks School in Karachi and Public School in Abbottabad. After graduating from Gordon College, Rawalpindi in 1967, he earned an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi in 1969. That same year, Mr. Aziz started his career at Citibank, initially as a credit officer in Karachi. He later served in various countries including Greece, the United States, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Singapore. After a series of promotions, ranging from Citibank’s Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for a variety of regions; Corporate Planning Officer, Citicorp; Country Manager for Citibank in Malaysia and in Jordan, to board member of Citibank subsidiaries and several non-profit organizations, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Citibank in 1992. Before taking leave from Citigroup, he headed its global Private Banking Division and, at the height of his 30-year career in global finance, progressed to a senior post with the bank in New York. The Government of Pakistan appointed Mr. Aziz as Finance Minister in November 1999.