Director General

 

AIZAZ AHMAD CHAUDHRY

 

Designation:  Director General since 25 June 2018. 

 

Served as a member of the Foreign Service of Pakistan for 37 years.

His last assignment was as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America. Apart from his representational responsibilities, Mr Chaudhry lectured at leading US universities and think tanks and reached out to Pakistani Diaspora all across the country to strengthen relations between Pakistan and the US.

Earlier he served as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan and participated actively in high level foreign policy discussions from December 2013 to March 2017.

Prior to this, he served as the Foreign Office Spokesman. He continued his active engagement with Pakistan and foreign media as foreign secretary and later as Ambassador to the US.

Also served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands, where he engaged in active public diplomacy in cooperation with Pakistani community to win friends for Pakistan. He also authored a book “Pakistan mirrored to Dutch eyes” published by Sangemeel publications.

Mr. Chaudhry has extensive multilateral experience. He served as Additional Foreign Secretary for UN and Disarmament Affairs in Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York, and Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary General of ECO in Tehran.

Also served as Director General for relations with South Asian countries, in which capacity he remained closely associated with the peace process with India.

His other overseas assignments include stints in Pakistan Embassies in Washington, Doha and Cairo.

Holds Masters in International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts, and a First Class First Bachelor of Science from Punjab University, Lahore.

Mr. Chaudhry is married, and has three children.

Email: aachaudhry@issi.org.pk