Sponsor, JS Group & Managing Partner, JS Private Equity
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Ali is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of JS Private Equity, an emerging markets investment firm he established in 2006. He began his career in Hong Kong in the private equity industry, managing funds for various Asian governments and investors. He has co-founded or invested into a number of emerging market companies within the Agriculture, Aviation, Banking, Energy and Ports sectors. Ali is passionate about finding and implementing large scale solutions to poverty and disaster relief and is CEO of the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation, which funds projects in healthcare, education, social enterprise and disaster relief. He is also actively involved with the Government of Pakistan in an advisory capacity as Member Board of Investment (Provincial Government of Sindh), Member Community Development Board (a large Government funded charitable grant maker) and in addition, serves as a Member of the Corporate Advisory Council of the National University of Science and Technology. He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Economics.