About Us >> Board Of Directors

Board of Directors
 
MR. ZAHID MUZAFFAR
Chairman Board
 
Mr. Zahid Muzaffar has over 40 years of diversified experience in energy sector, in both upstream and downstream oil and gas operations, including transportation of gas via terrestrial pipelines as well as liquefied natural gas (“LNG”).  Mr. Muzaffar has developed successful working relationships with business professionals and government officials internationally, particularly in the Far East, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.  Mr. Muzaffar has served on the board of directors of London and Scottish Marine Oil plc in Pakistan and many other international E&P and refining companies.  He headed the acquisition of the largest oil refining company in the Mediterranean, (RA’s LANUF Refinery Libya) and was appointed on the board of LIBYAN EMIRATES oil Refinery Company (LERCO).  He was associated with a consortium of Spanish and Turkish oil and gas companies for a cross-country gas pipeline and LNG terminal in Turkey.
 
Mr. Muzaffar holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan and has attended various management courses at the College of Petroleum Studies and St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, U.K., the Edwin H. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, U.S.A., WENTWORTH Consultants, HUDDERSFIELD UK and IMD Switzerland.
 
Mohammad Jalal Sikandar Sultan
Director

Mr. Mohammad Jalal  Sikandar Sultan has been educated in the most prestigious institutions of the country. He did his FSc from Cadet College Hassan Abdal and then went on to graduate from King Edward Medical College Lahore with a degree in medicine. He got inducted into the civil services (DMG/PAS) through FPSC in 1987 and belongs to the 15th Common. He was first posted as Assistant Commissioner, Islamabad in 1989. He further went on to serve on many key positions such as Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad, Director General Excise and Taxation Punjab and was secretary of Communications & Work, Services and General Administration and Local Government in Punjab. He introduced various reforms for the benefits of the general public while serving as Director General Immigration and Passport and earned much praise for his efforts to curb corruption and ensure good governance in Gilgit Baltistan as Chief Secretary. He is known for his role in holding peaceful, free and fair elections in AJK while serving their as Chief Secretary in 2016.

He joined the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources on 18th of April 2017 as Secretary. He sits on the boards of the following companies:                        

  1. Sui Northern Gas Company Limited (SNGPL)
  2. Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL)
  3. Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)
  4. Pak-Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO)
 
Mr. Shoaib Mir
Director
 

Mr. Shoaib Mir, is an officer of Federal Government in BS-22 and presently posted as Chief Secretary, Balochistan. He has held the position of Chairman, State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan, Additional Secretary Establishment Division besides remained posted on leading Administrative & Financial positions in Federal, Provincial Government and Public Sector Enterprises.

Mr. Shoaib Mir joined Civil Services in 1990.  He has vast professional experience in senior management positions in diversified fields including but not limited to public sector management, administration, finance, health, insurance and planning.

He has extensively attended local and international professional training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences.  Mr. Shoaib Mir has attained a Degree of MBBS along with a Diploma from the prestigious Kennedy School of Government an affiliate of Harvard University Boston, Massachusetts. He is a qualified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.  He is also a Director on the Board of Security Papers Limited.

 
Muhammad Yawar Irfan Khan
Director
Mr. Muhammud Yawar Irfan Khan holds a Masters in Business Administration and is the Chairman of the Irfan Group of Companies which includes Famous Brands Pvt Ltd and Irfan Foods Pvt Ltd. He serves as Chairman of the Asifa Irfan Foundation Trust, a family-run charity organisation. He is a board member of both the Pakistan School of Fashion Design, Lahore and the Government Chuna Mandi College for Women, Lahore, and is a Life Member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (‘‘SAARC’’) on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Previously, he served as a Director of the Lahore Transport Company, as Chairman of the Chief Minister of Punjab’s Task Force for Industrial Development, and as Managing Director of the Punjab Small Industries Corporation.
 
Mr. Iskander Mohammed Khan
Director
 
Mr. Iskander Mohammed Khan is a Director of the Premier Group of Companies, including Premier Sugar Mills & Distillery Company Limited, Frontier Sugar Mills & Distillery Limited, Chashma Sugar Mills Limited, Arpak International Investments Limited and other non-listed subsidiaries of the Premier Group. He served as Chairman of the All Pakistan Sugar Mills Association between 2000 and 2004, Chairman of the Pakistan Polypropylene Woven Sack Manufacturers Association, Chairman of the All Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (KPK) from 2005 to 2006, Director of the ISE in 2005 and was a member of the Managing Committee of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Khan holds a degree in Law and qualification in  Accountancy.
 
He has become certified director during the year 2016 under directors’ training program as specified by the SECP.
 
 
MR. HAMID FAROOQ 
Director
Mr. Hamid Farooq is currently the Managing Director of Pakistan Telecommunication Employees Trust (PTET), a 103 billion rupees fund serving over 40,000 pensioners. His 28 years of professional management experience includes 17 years C-level exposure and 8 years as CEO/MD, mostly with multinational companies. During his professional career, he has been exposed to a variety of functional areas including operations, project management, strategy development & implementation, financial, treasury / fund management, legal, human resource, procurement & logistics, customer care, public & government relations, process re-engineering and business development. 
 
Hamid is the founding Chairman of U Microfinance Bank (currently still a Board member),  founding Chief Executive Officer of Warid Telecom and founding Team Member of Mobilink. In addition, he played a pivotal role in the setting up and expansion of a consultancy/managerial service and a courier & logistics network. He has worked for over 6 years with foreign oil companies. Hamid has extensive knowledge and experience in industry sectors of telecommunications, oil & gas, banking (microfinance & mobile financial services), consulting & advisory services and courier & logistics.
 
He has a solid track record of achieving results in difficult and complex business environments including tremendous growth in start-up companies that grew multiple times under his leadership. His core competencies and personal qualities include visionary leadership, commercial acumen, innovation, strategic approach & orientation, results driven, teamwork, flexibility & adaptability and collaborative management style.
 
Hamid did his Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Hailey College, University of Punjab, Pakistan and then completed his accountancy training from A. F. Ferguson & Co (Member Firm of Price Waterhouse Coopers). He is an MBA, a Chartered Management Consultant, a Certified Financial Consultant (CFC) and holds an Advanced Diploma in Financial Consulting (ADipFC) as well. He has experience of serving on the boards of various companies (including board committees) and is a certified board director from Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). He has attended various international and local trainings, seminars and workshops and is a member of various bodies and associations.
 
 
SAYED SHAFQAT ALI SHAH
Director
Sayed Shafqat Ali Shah is Managing Director of Matiari Sugar Mills Ltd and CEO of Matol (Pvt) Limited. He is a Member of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) of Government of Pakistan. He has been on the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Pakistan and a member of the National Commission on Government Reforms. He had also served in the past as Federal Minister for Agriculture, Food and Livestock, an Advisor and Minister under several different portfolios in the Government of Sindh. He has taught International Relations at the University of Sindh and the University of Virginia. He has also led, and been a member, of various national and international bodies and institutions. He holds a Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, a Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, a Master of Arts in Political Science and a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Zoology from the University of Sindh.
 
MR. ZAFAR MASUD
Director
Mr. Zafar Masud is the Director and Co-Founder of Burj Capital, which is represented in Pakistan by Burj Capital Pakistan (Private) Limited, a global corporate finance and advisory house with a specific focus on the energy sector, particularly alternate energy and power. Mr. Zafar Masud is a member of the Central Board of the State Bank of Pakistan, having been appointed in March 2013 for a three year term. He is the Chairman of the Publications Review Sub-Committee and a member of the Human Resource and Nomination Sub-Committee as well as the Investment Sub-Committee of the Board. In the past he had also served as Managing Director/Head of Southern Africa at Barclays Bank plc, Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited, Citigroup and American Express Bank. Mr. Zafar Masud obtained his M.B.A. in Banking from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
 
Muhammad Ali Tabba
Director
Mr. Muhammad Ali Tabba is Chief Executive of Lucky Cement Ltd, a member of the Yunus Brothers Group, which holds diversified interests in textiles, energy, chemicals, cement and other construction related sectors. Muhammad Ali Tabba also heads Yunus Textile Mills, a home textiles unit with subsidiaries in the U.S.A., Europe, Canada and France. He also serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of ICI Pakistan. Mr. Tabba also sits on the Board of Governors at several universities, institutions and foundations. He also runs the Aziz Tabba Foundation which works extensively in education, health and housing. The foundation also operates a kidney centre and a state-of-the art cardiac hospital. The World Economic Forum has bestowed the title of Young Global Leader on Mr. Tabba, recognizing his outstanding services and commitment to the social development sector in Pakistan.
 
MR. RAHMAT SALAM KHATTAK
Director
Mr. Rahmat Salam Khattak holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Peshawar. Mr. Khattak was elected District Nazim of Karak and performed functions as executive head of the district management and the council.  He is well abreast with the problems being faced by E&P sector in Pakistan. As District Nazim he successfully managed & resolved long outstanding local issues of E&P companies operating in District Karak. He has also been associated with education and founder of first modern management sciences institute in Peshawar, the first of its kind in the province designed to equip young business managers with modern management skills. He served as Chief Executive of the Institute of Management and Computer Sciences Peshawar; Hayatabad Science College Peshawar and Chief Executive of the Shenghar Children Academy Karak.  Besides education sector, Mr. Khattak established a construction company and managed its operations.  He also served in Saudi Arabia and Habib Bank Limited in various capacities.
 
He has become certified director during the year 2016 under directors’ training program as specified by the SECP.
 
PRINCE AHMED OMAR AHMEDZAI
Director
Prince Ahmed Omar Ahmedzai belongs to the khan of the Kalat Family of Balochistan. He is the Executive Director of Agha Techny Construction, a planning and project administration firm, working on infrastructure projects at Gwadar. He is also the sole proprietor of Dynamic International, a construction firm and a Director/Executive of Dynamic Traders (Pvt) Ltd. He graduated from the University of Balochistan in Political Science. He is a member of the Quetta Chamber of Commerce and the Gwadar Chamber of Commerce.
 
MR. ZAHID MIR 

 

MD/CEO/COO 
 
Mr. Zahid Mir is a Petroleum Engineer with over 27 years experience in the oil and gas industry with assignments relating to onshore and offshore operations having been involved at a senior level in all stages of upstream operations.  He has strong HSE background, extensive experience as an oil and gas commercial negotiator and business developer, strategy, joint ventures and license management, new ventures, economic evaluations, mergers and acquisitions.

 

Mr. Zahid Mir had significant exposure to field operations including production, project development, development planning, conceptual engineering and operational support.  During the performance of his functions, he closely interacted with oil and gas producers both in Pakistan and United Kingdom like Shell Exploration Pakistan B.V., Premier Exploration Pakistan Limited, Premier-Kufpec Pakistan B.V., Premier Oil Pakistan and Premier Oil U.K.

 

He has done his B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering in 1986 from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Preston University, Islamabad.