Ambassador Ahsan Ullah Khan, who was born on July 10, 1945, is currently Senior Advisor on the Arab Stabilization Plan. He is Former Special Envoy of Pakistan to the Middle East, Former Caretaker Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources of Pakistan, Former Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE and Former Roving Ambassador of Pakistan.
He was awarded the Independence Medal of First degree by HH President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE.
Ahsan Ullah Khan holds a first class Bachelor’s degree in arts with major subjects in Political Science, English Literature and General Science. He was awarded academic Roll of Honour while still an undergraduate from Government College, Lahore in 1963. He secured two scholarships, one from the Institute of Business Administration (Karachi University) and the other from University of Hawai, USA.
Served as Assistant Secretary, Pakistan Federation of National Integration while still a student from 1962-1964, he joined Pakistan State Oil (the only Pakistani Company listed in Forbes top 500 companies of the world) in 1965 and resigned as a Senior Executive (Divisional Manager) in 1979.
He worked as business Consultant to various multinationals since 1979 in Saudi Arabia and then as Vice-Chairman in an energy-related company in the UAE since 1989.
He was appointed as Roving Ambassador of Pakistan in March 2004. Subsequently, in October 2004, he was appointed as Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and the President’s Special Envoy to the Middle East.
He was responsible for the successful conclusion of Pakistan’s hostage crisis in Iraq in April 2004.
He played a significant role in the finalization of the Etisalat-PTCL deal and has been instrumental in generating multi-billion dollar investment in the petroleum sector from the UAE to Pakistan.
He has the privilege of personal relationships with some of the leading dignitaries/politicians in the Middle East.