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Minister for Finance

Asad Umar

Mr. Asad Umar assumed responsibilities as Pakistan's Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs on 20th August, 2018.

Mr. Asad Umar is an alumnus of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, where he earned his master's degree in Business Administration in 1984. He started his career in Canada, with ExxonMobil, in 1985. In 1997, he was appointed as the first CEO of Engro Polymer & Chemicals, the Engro's petrochemical arm. In 2004, he was appointed as the President and CEO of Engro Corporation, where he transformed the business from a predominately chemical concern to a giant conglomerate.

He was awarded Sitara-i-lmtiaz in 2010 for his public service and tangible contribution in promoting investment in Pakistan.

He began his political career in 2012 when he joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-lnsaf as its Senior Vice President.

He was elected as a Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan in 2013, and for a second term in July, 2018.

Mr. Asad Umar served as Chairman, National Assembly's Standing Committee on Industries & Production from 2014 to 2018.