Shaukat Aziz

Board Member of Sidra Capital

His Excellency Mr. Shaukat Aziz was elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan and served from 2004 – 2007, following five years as Finance Minister from 1999.

Mr. Aziz was the first Prime Minister of Pakistan to complete a full term in office. Mr. Aziz restored his country’s credibility at home and abroad and is renowned for his strategic approach, structural reforms, transparency and ability to focus on what is best, not simply what is politically expedient. His policies were based on the principals of liberalization, deregulation and privatization, accompanied by strong regulatory oversight.  Mr. Aziz’s tenure was marked by high economic growth, increase in per capita income, and reduction in poverty, an upsurge in investments and improved debt and economic indicators.

After graduating from Gordon College, Rawalpindi in 1967, Mr. Aziz gained a MBA degree from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi. An internship at Citibank marked the beginning of a 30 year career in global finance, encompassing roles in Pakistan, Greece, United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Philippines, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. As Executive Vice President, he held several senior management positions in Citibank including head of institutional banking for Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa and later for Asia Pacific, followed by Chief Executive of the banks global wealth management business.

He became Finance Minister in 1999 and was named “Finance Minister of the year” for 2001 by Euromoney and The Banker magazine. As Prime Minister, Mr. Aziz co chaired the UN Secretary Generals Committee to promote reform and coherence at the United Nations. As recognition of his services to Pakistan, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by his Alma Mater, The Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi, Pakistan. In 2014 Mr. Aziz was appointed Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford University, United Kingdom, where he also chairs their annual Emerging Markets Forum. In September 2014, Mr. Aziz received an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the East Asia University, Bangkok Thailand.

Projects

Cincinnati, Ohio

Mercy Health Cincinnati

Sidra Capital’s announced its second foray into the US market.

Saudi Arabia

Sidra Mutajara I Fund

Aiming at family offices, corporates and sovereign entities from Saudi Arabia

Kinnaird House, Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5AU

Kinnaird House

The Central London landmark property represents Sidra Capital’s largest transaction to date.

Fort Mill, South Carolina

Amerisource

Amerisource is Sidra Capital's first foray in the US real estate market with the developing funding and acquisition of a newly built office building

Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8DT

Riverside

Modern Grade A office building in Sheffield, fully-let to leading UK law firm Irwin Mitchell.

Ibrahim Al-Juffali Road, the Al-Andalus district of Jeddah

Eden Residence

Sidra Capital is the advisor to a group of investors in Jeddah’s luxury residential project Eden Residence.

Grove Hall Court, Hall Road, Hamilton Drive, London NW8

Hamilton Drive

Sidra Capital partnered a London-based developer, Dwyer Property for the development of Hamilton Drive,

Drakehouse Retail Park Sheffield, S20 7JJ

Drakehouse

Drakehouse Retail Park, the largest retail park in Sheffield at 21,000 square meter

London, UK

Pink Mews

Sidra Capital is acting as the Strategic Adviser and Shari’ah Adviser to the transaction.

London, UK

33 Greycoat

Sidra Capital is acting as the Strategic Adviser to the transaction involving the acquisition of a freehold office building on 33 Greycoat street, SW1 Westminster.

Accra, Ghana

RMG Concept Limited

RMG Concept Limited is an investment holding company comprising of vertically integrated agricultural and commodities

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

OPES Holding

OPES has been one out of only five developers/ contractors that have been licensed/authorized under the Priority Presidential Bill for Social Housing (Bill) by the Government of Cote d’Ivoire

Dubai, UAE

Living Legends

Sidra Capital is acting as the investment adviser to the transaction involving the acquisition of 89 high end villas which are part of the prestigious Living Legends project located in the heart of Dubailand

London, UK

Chancery Lane

Sidra Capital is acting as the strategic adviser to the transaction involving the acquisition of an office building on Chancery Lane St.

London, UK

Aldwych Chambers

Sidra Capital is acting as a strategic advisor to this boutique development of 20 apartments and a penthouse

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Sidra Ancile Global Structured Trade Investment

Sidra’s Ancile Global Structured Trade Finance Fund is currently the largest fund of is kind worldwide and the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia.

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Hajar Tower

Sidra Capital’s Corporate Finance & Advisory team has successfully arranged a Murabaha Financing Facility on behalf of Hajar Tower Real Estate Company (HTREC) worth SAR400million

Cambridgeshire, UK

Sterling UK Real-Estate Fund (SURF)

The Sterling UK Real-Estate Fund (SURF) was established in 2011 in association with Gatehouse Bank plc.

Glasgow, Scotland

Watkin Jones

Sidra Capital advised a client to participate in an investment to invest in the acquisition of the property in September 2011

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Diyar Jeddah

Sidra Capital acted as the Investment Advisor to the transaction involving the development of 39 residential villas in Obhur,Jeddah

Glasgow, Scotland

Rolls Royce Core Manufacturing and Logistics Facility

Sidra Capital advised a client to participate in an investment to invest in the acquisition of the property, which is let to Rolls-Royce plc in April 2011.