Ali Jahangir Siddiqui: Prodigal Chairman of JS Equity

Mr. Ali Jahangir Siddiqui is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of JS Private Equity, which is one of the emerging powerhouses of markets private equity. He founded this investment unit in 2004 and has since formed ties with mega-units of multilateral business tycoons such as US, UK, Swiss and familiar French government-linked investors. The Company JS Private Equity is a growth capital investor and one of a kind system in Pakistan, managing over USD 600 million in investments and loans over the past decade.

To begin with, Ali Jahangir Siddiqui bumped up his career prospects by serving as Executive Director of JS Investments from 2002 to 2003. The said company at the time was Pakistan largest private sector mutual fund manager. Given the past decades of financial proceedings, it looks clear to label JS Group as a founding factor of the entire process co-related to and under the supervision of Mr. Ali Jahangir Siddiqui. Before taking the reins at JS Investments, Ali J.Siddiqui was serving as Director at Crosby Capital Partners, based in Hong Kong. He was settled there from 1999 to 2002 and managed over USD 400 million in funds for both Hong Kong and Korean governments.

At present, Mr. Ali Jahangir Siddiqui serves as Chairman Board of JS Bank Pakistan. To clarify the relationship between JS Bank and Mr.Ali Jahangir in general, the latter held successful talks on behalf of JS Group for the successful acquisition of American Express Bank’s Pakistan banking business which henceforth resulted in the creation of JS Banks via an official merger of the two parties in negotiations.

Ali Jahangir Siddiqui is also Co-Chairman of JS Group. The Group’s portfolio companies generated a viable combined revenue stream of USD 1.6 billion for the year ending 31st December 2015. At the time, the company had employed over 22000 workers.

When discussing the outstanding portfolio of the man in question, Ali J. Siddiqui defies odds at wavering lengths of competitiveness. In relation to partnerships with other entrepreneurs, he acquired services of a number of emerging market businesses, including Airblue Airline, Arabian Gulf Steel, Jura Energy, RAK Ghani Glass and Star Marine Services.

In an honorary capacity, Mr.Ali Jahangir Siddiqui is also appointed the CEO of MJSF, a joint family foundation based in Pakistan that consistently grants support in various mediums to the country’s education, healthcare, and other social services.

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