Dr.Salman Shah



Designation: Former caretaker Finance Minister
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Dr. Salman Shah was the former caretaker Finance Minister of Pakistan. He has also served as an advisor to the Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on finance, economic affairs, statistics and revenues.

He is the son-in-law of former Chief of Army Staff General Asif Nawaz. He has two sons, one of whom is Asif Nawaz Shah, and three daughters.

Dr. Shah, a Lahore based Economist, holds a PhD in Finance and Economics from Indiana University, Bloomington's Kelley School of Business.

He has 16 years of teaching experience at institutions such as University of Michigan, Indiana University, University of Toronto, and Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is one of the most highly educated members of Shaukat Aziz's team.

Prior to his current appointment as Finance Minister, he has served on following positions:

Economic consultant, to different Pakistani governments including that of Nawaz Sharif.

Chairman of Privatization Commission during the tenure of caretaker government of Prime Minister Malik Meraj Khalid.

Member, Board of Governors - Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Member, Board of Directors - Pakistan International Airlines.

Member, Central Board of Directors - State Bank of Pakistan (2002-2003)

Member, of various government's task forces.

Dr. Shah was also appointed as a member of the task force on investment by Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh which gave recommendations to the Board of Investment to increase investments in the country. Dr Shah headed the regional task forces of Karachi and Lahore regions for the BOI under Dr Hafeez Sheikh.

He has taught in several prestigious institutes, such as Indiana University in Bloomington and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and LUMS, in Lahore.

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