Who is he? Co-founder at Football For Peace
Biography: Kashif Siddiqi is a former British South Asian Footballer, Football Diplomat and Philanthropist. In 2011, he established the Kashif Siddiqi Foundation and in 2013, co-founded the Football for Peace movement alongside FIFA’s & Chilean legend– Elias Figueroa, supported by the late Kofi Annan at the United Nations. Making his debut on the international circuit and playing in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Qualifiers for Pakistan, Kashif has become known to many as South Asia’s philanthropic football globetrotter and is now taking on the role as the first Football Diplomat to convene conversations at all levels of society. Whilst advocating messages of peace, he played in the most militarised zone in the world- Srinagar, Kashmir. He has become renowned for his humanitarian efforts and is recognised for his goodwill work by HRH Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, Former Prime Minister David Cameron, HRH Prince Ali of Jordan, Pope Francis, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the United Nations. In 2013, he was inaugurated as a Champion of Peace, under the High Patronage of HRH Prince Albert II for his global charitable ventures.