Thursday, November 11, 2010
Mirza Ikhtiar Baig
Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Federal Advisor on Textiles, Government of Pakistan is a renowned industrialist. He was conferred prestigious civil award Tamgah-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan in recognition of his contribution to the national economy.
Dr Baig is the Chairman of Baig Group of Industries, a leading multinational conglomerate operating in diversified fields in Pakistan, UAE and Morocco for the last 26 years. He has done his Masters in Corporate Finance and Marketing and Doctorate in Business Administration from USA. He is a businessman par-excellence represents a rich background of international exposure to the realms of finance and banking.
Dr Baig is the author of books, Sheh Rug- Part I & Part II’ on the current national and international economic issues. He regularly writes economic columns in the newspapers and his expert views are given due importance by the policy makers. He is a diplomat, Honorary Consul General of Republic of Yemen and elected Dean Consular Corps, Sindh Karachi of World Federation of Consuls (FICAC) Brussels, Belgium.
Dr Baig is the Central Leader and Deputy Coordinator, People Business Forum, Pakistan Peoples Party. He is the recipient various awards including of gold medals from the President of Pakistan in recognition of his meritorious services in the field of banking and finance. He is also the proud recipient of FPCCI Special Export Merit Trophy Award from President/Prime Minister of Pakistan for the last 10 consecutive years for high export performance of denim fabric.
Dr. Baig has been nominated by Prime Minister of Pakistan on the Board of Directors, Pakistan Textile City Ltd. Karachi. He is also on Board of FPCCI and Chairman, Banking Credit & Finance. He has been awarded prestigious “Certificate of Achievement” by the international renowned magazine, Economist.
Dr. Baig was instrumental for the five years first ever National Textile Policy 2009-14 announced by government to Textile Industry of Pakistan on 12th August 2009 and has been appointed by Finance Minister, member of its Implementation Committee. He has been nominated on the PM constituted Business Persons Council (BPC), a think tank and would be chaired by the President, PM and Finance Minister. He is also the Secretary General of Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan, an NGO who grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.