Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, former Federal Advisor on Textiles, Government of Pakistan is a renowned industrialist. He was conferred prestigious civil award Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan in recognition of his contribution to the national economy.
Dr Baig is the Chairman of Baig Group, a multinational conglomerate operating in diversified fields in Pakistan, UAE and Morocco for the last 26 years. He has done his Masters in Marketing and Doctorate 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 and Muashi Haqqaiq Aur Pakistan on the current national and international economic issues. He regularly writes economic columns in the newspapers for the last 12 years 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 and has been elected recently as Director on Board of World Federation of Consuls representing Pakistan.
Dr Baig is the Central Leader Pakistan Peoples Party and Deputy Coordinator, People Business Forum. He is the recipient of various awards and gold medals from the President of Pakistan in recognition of his meritorious services in the field of banking and finance. He is also the recipient of FPCCI Special Export Merit Trophy Award from President/Prime Minister of Pakistan for the last 13 consecutive years for high export performance of denim fabric from the Head of the State of Pakistan.
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 is the Chairman of PAK-UAE Joint Business Council, an affiliate body of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry and UAE Chamber of Commerce & Industry under the patronage of Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and UAE. He has beenawarded 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. He has been nominated at the Prime Minister Business Persons Council (BPC), a think tank to give recommendations on the national economic policies chaired by the President, PM and Finance Minister. He is also the Hon. Secretary General of Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan, an Int’l NGOgranting the last wishes of terminally ill children.