Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry
Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has served as a member of the Foreign Service of Pakistan for 37 years, rising to the rank of the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan for over three years from December 2013 to March 2017. Mr Chaudhry’s last diplomatic assignment was as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America. He also served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands, Foreign Office Spokesman, and deputy permanent representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York. As Director General for relations with South Asia, he remained closely associated with the India-Pakistan peace process. After his retirement from the foreign service, Ambassador Chaudhry served as the Director General of the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad for over four years. Ambassador Chaudhry is presently serving as chairman of an Islamabad-based think tank called Sanober Institute. He has authored two books and numerous research articles. His recent book is a memoir ‘Diplomatic Footprints’ which discusses the intricacies of foreign policymaking in Pakistan. Ambassador Chaudhry holds a Master’s in International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts, and a First Class First Bachelor of Science from Punjab University Lahore.