Mr. Jahangir Siddiqui

"Since philanthropy is a calling in my philosophy, rather than a job, we are primarily an all volunteer organization. We specifically pick and choose those causes that will achieve the greatest impact in peoples lives. Getting the right balance between immediate relief and sustainable development through social enterprises is the biggest challenge for us. We try to achieve this balance by supporting those endeavors which are "game changing" for people's lives. Restoring health, creating jobs, educating and nurturing the next generation to take the lead and develop to their full potential is the key for us. Whether we are trying to encourage the leaders of tomorrow or trying to restore the livelihood of people, our goal remains the same; To Serve." Jahangir Siddiqui"

 

Founder, JS Group

Mr. Jahangir Siddiqui founded JS Group in 1970 and led the group to become one of the largest business conglomerates in Pakistan with over 20,000 employees. He retired from executive duties at JS Group in 1999 but continues to serve as Chairman of JS Bank Limited.

In the past he has served as a Member on the Economic Advisory Board formed by the Government of Pakistan in 1999 and the Exchange Reforms Committee of the Government of Pakistan which opened up Pakistan’s capital markets to foreign investors.

Mr. Siddiqui was a member of the Karachi Stock Exchange from 1970-2001. He also served as a member of the privatisation Commission of the Government of Pakistan when it was formed in 1991. He was elected President of the Karachi Stock Exchange in 1990 and 1991.

Mr. Siddiqui serves on various Government of Pakistan boards and committees, in particular those related to investment, taxation and finance. He serves on the boards of a number of Pakistan’s largest companies and dedicates a significant amount of time to philanthropic activities.