Sir Al-Nashir Jamal is currently the President & Managing Partner of Alliances International Inc., providing advisory services in geopolitical issues, corporate diplomacy, and government relations. He is a strong advocate of building Public-Private-Community Partnerships.
After several years as President & CEO of parastatal regional economic development agencies in Manitoba, Yukon, BC and the Northwest Territories in Canada, Al-Nashir was appointed as the CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan. The AKDN collaborates with governments and other partners, and uses multi-inputs, to improve the quality of life in targeted areas in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Over a 30 year career working with Governments, Business and NGOs, Al-Nashir has been involved in unique initiatives - including the first combined land claim and self-government settlement, leading to the first ever community owned hydro-power project, and the creation of the new diamond mining industry in northern Canada. He has negotiated strategic joint ventures for local socio-economic enterprises, and facilitated resource benefits agreements with multiple stakeholders.
Al-Nashir has engaged with commercial banks, bilateral donors, DFIs, and multilateral agencies, including the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. The interactions have included complex cross-border trade, investment, and infrastructure projects in Canada, and Internationally.
He has a long history of serving on a number of Public Company, Private Corporation, and I-NGO Boards in various parts of the world.
An avid internationalist, over the years Al-Nashir has been active with the United Nations Association of Canada, the World Federation of UNAs, the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, The Royal Commonwealth Association in Canada, International House at the University of British Columbia, and the Global Trade Professionals Alliance.
In recognition of his life experiences and career achievements, and in particular his work in using “Diplomacy for Development”, Al-Nashir was Knighted by the King of Spain, with the award of Knight Commander of the Order of Civil Merit.