Ali Saigol is a founding partner at Baltoro Capital, Pakistan’s leading private equity firm. Baltoro seeks to capitalize on Pakistan’s burgeoning domestic consumption market and growing competitiveness in product and service export opportunities. Baltoro invests in entrepreneurial opportunities to create economic wellness for all with integrity by aligning the interests of multiple stakeholders, thus creating meaningful relationships that generate commercial value.
Prior to Baltoro Capital, Mr. Saigol was a co-founder and Director of Indus Basin Holdings (IBH), Pakistan’s premier agribusiness investment company. IBH partners and investors included Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Thyssen family office (ThyssenKrupp) and former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband. At IBH Mr. Saigol led the strategic planning and was responsible for origination, investment decision making and operations.
Prior to IBH, Mr. Saigol served as executive director for Kohinoor Edible Oils, Ltd, operator of the world’s 8th largest edible oil plant of its kind. Based in Chowk Maitila, Mr. Saigol took over a loss-making company and returned it to profitability after years of performing under capacity.
In addition, in 2005, Mr. Saigol acquired a major stake in one of the UAE’s oldest logistics company, Zabeel Transport Company. Mr. Saigol led a number of initiatives, including systems, marketing and sales – growing ZTC’s revenues by 80%.
Mr. Saigol holds a BSc in Entrepreneurship and Economics from Babson College.