The Honorable Shaukat Aziz served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2004 to 2007 and was the first to complete a full term in office, after surviving an assassination attempt in 2004.
His political career began in November 1999 when President Musharraf invited Aziz to join his cabinet as minister of finance with responsibility for finance, economic affairs, statistics, planning and development, and revenue divisions. As minister of finance Aziz also headed the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet, the Executive Committee the National Economic Council, and the Cabinet Committee on Investment. He retained this position throughout his tenure as prime minister of Pakistan.
During his eight years in government, Pakistan’s per capita income more than doubled, the middle class expanded, record investment occurred, tax collection had record growth, and debt ratios improved.
Aziz began his career in global finance when he joined Citibank in 1969. After almost 26 years of working with Citibank in a variety of senior roles, he became head of the global private bank, the third-largest private bank in the world."