Hammad Siddiqui is the CIPE Pakistan Country Director. He has been working with CIPE since 2006. Beginning his career with CIPE as the Program Manager, he gradually moved up in the organization as Deputy Country Director and was later promoted 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 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, in South Asia and Asia Pacific region.
Siddiqui has been instrumental in development and implementation of CIPE-Pakistan program that over the years has shown great impact. He has also been a key player in creating CIPE’s South Asia Women Network that has grown as an effective group of women business leaders in the region. He worked with CIPE’s Asia Pacific team in the development and implementation of the Papua New Guinea Women’s Chamber of Commerce, a project that is recognized by the US State Department and Australian Government as a key project in PNG for promoting women’s business. At CIPE, he was also part of the steering committee for entrepreneurship projects in the MENA region.