Prime Minister (2004–2007), Finance Minister (1999–2004) of Pakistan. Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University, doctor of Business Administration. Author of a number of scientific and publicistic works, among them: “From Banking to the Thorny World of Politics”, “Contemporary Global Challenges and National Interests”, and others. He was named “Finance Minister of the year” for 2001 by both Euromoney and The Banker magazines. Honorary Doctor of Laws at The Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi (Pakistan). Mr. Aziz was awarded Global Leadership in Islamic Finance Laureate.