New AtlanticistNov 3, 2023
Pakistan’s long journey toward sustainable growth requires timely, free, and fair elections
By Uzair Younus
Elections should be followed by a transparent, consensus-driven process that devolves power to the grassroots level through functional local governments.
Uzair Younus is the director of the Pakistan Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. He also is the Vice President at The Asia Group, where he advises global companies on developing and executing strategies to align their business strategy with public good needs across South Asia. He also supports companies develop strategic initiatives and communications strategies to credibly increase their reputation in key markets.
He previously served as manager for engagement and strategy at Dhamiri, an innovation firm helping companies align their business competencies with public good needs. He was also a director at Albright Stonebridge Group’s South Asia practice. In this role, he helped clients develop strategies for long-term growth in the region and assess political and economic developments.
Younus regularly publishes articles on South Asian politics and economic issues for the Profit Magazine and Dawn, and has been featured on various news outlets, including Bloomberg, CNN, and CNBC.
Younus has a BS in economics and finance from Bentley University and an MA in law and diplomacy with a concentration in economic policy and South Asia from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He played in the Washington Cricket League and is also a part-time chef.