Hammad Siddiqui is Program Director for Asia. Based in Karachi, he has worked with CIPE since 2006, beginning his career at CIPE as the Program Manager and gradually ascending as Deputy Country Director, and later to Country Director in 2016. Prior to joining CIPE, Siddiqui served as the Head of Trade and Investment for the UK Embassy in Pakistan for 16 years. He has qualified for a Masters in Economics from University of Karachi, certified Corporate Governance practitioner, and received qualification as Non-Profit Executive from US Chamber of Commerce, Institute for Organization Management (IOM). Siddiqui has expertise in women’s leadership and institutional development. He has worked with and trained countless chambers and business associations in Pakistan, South Asia and the Asia Pacific region.
In his current role, Siddiqui develops and implements CIPE strategy and objectives on improving transparency and accountability across Asia. Previously, Siddiqui was instrumental in the development and implementation of the CIPE-Pakistan program that over the years [deleted ‘has’] created great impact. He has also been a key player in creating CIPE’s South Asia Women’s Network, that has grown as an effective group of women business leaders in the region. He worked with CIPE’s Asia Pacific team in developing an implementation of PNG Women’s Chamber of Commerce, a project that is recognized as a key project in PNG for promoting women business by the US State Department and Australian Government. At CIPE, he was also part of a steering committee for an entrepreneurship project in the MENA region.