Ahsan Iqbal is the Federal Minister of Planning, Development and Reform; and the Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He is also the Deputy Secretary General of the Pakistan Muslim League-N.
Iqbal was formerly Professor of Management at M.A. Jinnah University, Islamabad. His previous appointments also include Chief Coordinator/ Minister of State, Pakistan 2010 Programme; Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission; Chairman, Good Governance Group, Government of Pakistan; Chairman, Pakistan Engineering Board; and Chairman, National Steering Committees on Information Technology and TQM & Productivity.
Iqbal was elected to Pakistan's Parliament as a Member of the National Assembly in 1993, 1997, 2008; and in 2013 on the PML-N Platform from District Narowal.
He earlier served as Policy and Public Affairs Assistant to the Prime Minister. He also served as Senior Advisor, Al-Madinah Al Monawarah Digital Economy Project, Saudi Arabia and has held senior-level corporate positions in major public sector corporations in Pakistan.
Iqbal led the formulation of Pakistan Vision 2025, a set of shared goals with a corresponding development framework, designed to turn Pakistan into a tiger economy. The consensus Vision, compiled after extensive stakeholder consultations, was launched by Pakistan’s Prime Minister in 2014.
He holds BS ( Mechanical Engineering) degree from Univ. of Engineering & Tech; Lahore, Pakistan and MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has also attended Executive Education programs at Kennedy School, Harvard University, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA; and Oxford University, UK.