In a groundbreaking development, Dr. Zareen Roohi Ahmed, a British Pakistani woman, has been appointed as a special advisor to King Charles, marking a significant milestone as the first person of Pakistani origin to hold such a senior position within the royal household.
Dr. Ahmed’s appointment underscores King Charles’ commitment to inclusivity and diversity within the monarchy.
As a special advisor, Dr. Ahmed will provide expert guidance to Prince Charles on national and international matters. She will be part of the Private Secretary’s Office, advising on constitutional, governmental, and political issues.
Dr. Ahmed brings a wealth of experience and qualifications to her new role. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Dr. Ahmed has made notable contributions throughout her career, including education, health, charity, and diplomacy. She has previously served as CEO of renowned organizations such as the British Asian Trust, and has been associated with esteemed institutions like the Commonwealth Education Trust, the British Council, and the Royal Commonwealth Society as a board member.
Her exceptional work has earned her several accolades and honors, including the Asian Women of Achievement Award, the Asian Professional Award, and the Order of St John. Dr. Ahmed has also been appointed as an Honorary Consul for Pakistan in Birmingham.
Dr. Ahmed’s appointment as King Charles’ special advisor holds immense significance for her and the British Pakistani community. As the first woman of Pakistani origin to assume such a prominent role within the royal household, she is an inspiration and role model for individuals aspiring to excel in their chosen fields. Her appointment also reinforces the importance of diversity, inclusivity, and collaboration within the royal household and beyond.
With her expertise and insights, Dr. Ahmed will play a vital role in advising King Charles on critical matters, shaping policies that impact both the United Kingdom and the international arena. Her appointment further strengthens the ties between Britain and Pakistan, fostering mutual understanding and goodwill between the two nations.