Who is Hammad Siddiqi?
Hammad Siddiqi is a U.S.A based Pakistani economist, banker and social commentator. He is the only son of former Pakistani politician Shahid Aziz Siddiqi and educationist and social worker Shabana Siddiqi. He is the brother of Beenish Mahmood who is a jewellery designer for Tiffany & Co.
In 1996, he was named in the 100 Best Young Cricketers in Pakistan, which included future stars like Shahid Afridi, Hasan Raza, Bazid Khan and Faisal Iqbal, and was invited to a camp for fast bowlers supervised by former Test bowler Sarfraz Nawaz the same year. Despite showing early promise, he did not continue with Cricket. Siddiqi is part of the new generation of creative and thought provoking Karachiites and was classmates with comedians Kumail Nanjiani, Saad haroon and film maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinay.
Born in Karachi, he received a bachelors degree in International Relations and Economics from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters in Developmental Economics from the Ohio State University. He also received a Masters Degree and wrote his doctoral thesis in Urban Planning and Development from the London School of Economics. Hammad Siddiqi served on the campaign staff for Governor George W. Bush during the 2000 Presidential elections.
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