Praise for When Tribesmen Came Calling: Building an Enduring American Business in Pakistan
I experienced and observed many challenging business startups during my 40-year career at Procter & Gamble. None exceeded those in Pakistan; few, if any, have ever been so richly rewarded.
In When Tribesmen Came Calling: Building an Enduring American Business in Pakistan, Qaisar Shareef tells the story of the development of Procter & Gamble’s business in a highly engaging way, revealing business principles and the importance of understanding and respecting local cultural sensibilities and political developments. Qaisar’s narrative, grounded in real-life stories, offers a sober and informed perspective on what it takes to succeed in a challenged part of the world, while providing a window into the political and economic challenges and opportunities in Pakistan today that I believe readers will relish.
Retired Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble Company
U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan 2010-2012,
Currently President of the East-West Institute in New York.
Author of Ice-Candy Man and An American Brat
Dr. Liesl Riddle
Associate Professor of International Business & International Affairs
The George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Qaisar Shareef worked for Procter & Gamble in Pakistan for several years, launching the company and then establishing it as a very successful American business. When Tribesmen Came Calling narrates the engaging story of how this successful business was built from scratch. It is a testament to the rewards that can be reaped by companies that persevere to succeed in emerging markets. While entering markets like Pakistan may seem daunting to some in the West, P&G and many others have created enduring success stories in this land of opportunity.
M Abdul Aleem,
CEO and Secretary General, Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Karachi, Pakistan
Chris Van Hollen
United States Senator, State of Maryland
Founding director and currently Distinguished Fellow,
South Asia Center, Atlantic Council, Washington D.C.
Robert A. McDonald
8th Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Retired Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Procter & Gamble Company
Journalist. Writer. Lawyer. Award Winning Playright.TV Host. Opinion Writer at New York Times, Washington Post. Creative Director – Affinis Labs.
Shahid Javed Burki
Former Vice President of the World Bank and Finance Minister of Pakistan, and the author of several books on Pakistan.
Former Vice Chairman of the Board and President Global Operations,
Procter & Gamble Company