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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

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)
Dr. Akhtar Nazir





Mr. Iskander Mohammed Khan
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 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.
Major General Sohail Ahmad Khan (Retd)
Major General Soahil Ahmad Khan was commissioned in 18th Battalion (Desert Hawks) The Punjab Regiment in 1982.  He is a graduate of Command and Staff College, Quetta and National Defence University, Islamabad.  He also holds M.Sc. (Hon) degree in War Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and M.Sc. Defence and Strategic Studies from the same institution.  During his career the General has held a number of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments.  He has commanded 18th Battalion (Desert Hawks) The Punjab Regiment, two Infantry Brigades and an Infantry Division.  His staff appointments include Brigade Major of two Infantry Brigades and Chief of Staff of a Corps.  He has been a Directing Staff at Command and Staff College Quetta.  The General has also served as Defence Advistor at Pakistan High Commission South Africa.  He also served as Commandant Command and Staff College Quetta and Vice Military Secretary at General Headquarters Rawalpindi.  General retired on 24th of April 2017 after spending almost 3 years as Director General of Airports Security Force Pakistan
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.
Mr. Athar Hussain Khan Sial

Mr. Athar Hussain Khan Sial is a former civil servant, he retired as Additional Secretary to the Federal Government.  Mr. Athar holds a Masters degree in Economics and graduation in Law besides undertaking various professional development courses in Pakistan and abroad.  Mr. Athar has vast public administration experience.  He has remained directly involved in various development projects at the national, provincial and local government levels.  Mr. Athar has remained responsible for rural development in the Faisalabad region through which he acquired firsthand knowledge and experience about the requirements and challenges of the rural communities and their development needs.

Mr. Athar also served as Managing Director Punjab Mineral Development Corporation; a commercial entity of the Government of Punjab involved in production and marketing of minerals which included coal, iron ore, dolomite and bauxite.

Mr. Athar got a unique opportunity of working in the province of Balochistan with various portfolios including finance, taxation, health and irrigation. Serving as Commissioner Zhob Division added to his understanding and insight about the province and its culture. He also got an opportunity of overseeing the role and functions of law enforcement agencies being Additional Secretary Ministry of Interior.

After retirement, Mr. Athar served as Chief Administrative Officer Royal Orchard Housing and is presently CEO of Combined Engineers & Medical Options.

Mr. Sher Afgan Khan got his preliminary education, culminating in Senior Cambridge, from Aitchison College, Lahore. After completing his High School Diploma from Lahore American School, he graduated from University of Santa Clara, California, USA with BSc.

He joined Civil Services of Pakistan in PAS/DMG Group in 1989. After completion of training he worked in various districts as Assistant Commissioner, Executive District Officer and District Coordination Officer and in the Secretariat as Deputy Secretary and Additional Secretary in the Departments of Housing, Irrigation and Environment. He also served as faculty/Instructor in Civil Services Academy (DMG Campus) and National School of Public Policy.

Prior to joining Petroleum Division in April 2018, he worked as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Interior.

Currently he is serving as Additional Secretary Ministry of Energy Petroleum Division and director on the board of Pakistan LNG Terminal Limited (PLTL) and Pak Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO).

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 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 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. He has become certified director during the year 2018 under directors' training program as specified by SECP.