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Board of Directors

Zahid Muzaffar  

MR. ZAHID MUZAFFAR
Chairman Board

Mr. Zahid Muzaffar is honorary advisor to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources (“MPNR”). He specialises in developing Exploration and Production (“E&P”) businesses. He has over 34 years of diversified experience in the 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 investors, business professionals, financiers and government officials internationally, particularly those resident in the Far East, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. He has been involved in securing valuable deal flows and business opportunities for leading international companies. 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, as well as various initiatives on behalf of Middle Eastern groups in connection with the privatisation of assets in different countries in the energy sector. 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 at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, U.K., and the Edwin H. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A..

 
       
Abid Saeed  

Mr. Abid Saeed
Director

Mr. Abid Saeed, in his capacity as Secretary of the MPNR, is a career civil servant. After obtaining a Master’s degree in Economics from Government College, Lahore, he joined the Civil Service of Pakistan. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Administrative Sciences from George Washington University, U.S.A. Mr. Saeed has vast experience in Public Administration. He served as Assistant Commissioner for Khairpur, Jacobabad and Moro, Government of Sindh and as Deputy Commissioner for Bhakhar, Lodhran, Kasur and Faisalabad Districts. He served in various capacities in the Government of Punjab, including as Secretary for the Punjab Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education Department and the Forestry, Wildlife, Fisheries and Tourism Department, as Special Secretary for the Local Government and Rural Department, and as CEO of the Punjab Rural Support Programme. He was transferred from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture as Additional Secretary and was subsequently posted in the MPNR. He is also a member of the Board of the Inter-State Gas System.

 

 
       
Muhammad Yawar Irfan Khan  

Saif Ullah Chattha
Director

Mr. Saif Ullah Chattha is a career civil servant. He is at present the Chief Secretary of Balochistan. Mr. Chattha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Government College, Lahore and Bachelor of Law degree from Punjab University, Law College, Lahore. Mr. Chattha has significant experience of Public Administration. He has served as Assistant Commissioner, Sui (Dera Bugti), Sibi and Usta Mohammad; as Deputy Secretary to the Chief Minister of Balochistan; as Deputy Commissioner of Jafarabad and Loralai; as Deputy Secretary to the Chief Minister of Punjab; as Additional Secretary of Agriculture of Punjab; as Deputy Commissioner of Bhakkhar, Multan and Jhelum; and as Secretary of the Mines and Minerals Department of Punjab. He has also served in the Federal Government as Principal Staff Officer to the Prime Minister of Pakistan; as Counsel General of Pakistan in Montreal, Canada; as Chief Secretary of Gilgit Baltistan; as Additional Secretary at the Ministry of Communications; and as Secretary of Water and Power.

 
       
Muhammad Yawar Irfan Khan  

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.

 
       
Iskandar Mohammed Khan  

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 is a Chartered Accountant.

 
       
HamidFarooq  

MR. HAMID FAROOQ
Director

Mr. Hamid Farooq is Chief Business Development Officer at the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited. He has 28 years of senior general management experience including 15 years of financial management in leading complex commercial and technical environments. Mr. Hamid Farooq is also Chairman of the Board of Directors at Microfinance Bank Ltd. He has served as Managing Director, MENA Region at Catalyst Managerial Services, CEO of Warid Telecom, Executive Vice President, CFO and Company Secretary of Mobilink, Chief Accountant and Administrator at Canadian Occidental Petroleum, Head of Accounts and Operations at Petro Canada, and Country Finance Manager at DHL/ TCS. Mr. Farooq is a certified financial consultant and holds a Diploma in Financial Consulting and an M.B.A. He trained as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Pakistan and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is also a Certified Director (training and programme), certified through the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.

 
       
SayedShafqatAliShah  

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.

 
       
ZafarMasud  

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.

 
       
MuhammadAliTabba  

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.

 
       
RehmatSalamKhattak  

MR. REHMAT SALAM KHATTAK
Director

Mr. Rehmat Salam Khattak holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Peshawar. He has managed and operated a construction company in District Nazim Karak for over three years. He has been associated with education and established technical and management institutions. He served as Chief Executive of the Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Peshawar; as Chief Executive at Hayatabad Science College, Peshawar and as Chief Executive of the Shingar Children Academy, Karak. He also served in Saudi Arabia and Habib Bank Limited in the past in various capacities.

 
       
PrinceAhmedOmarAhmedzai  

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.

 
       
Muhammad Rafi  

Mr. Muhammad Rafi
Managing Director / CEO

Mr. Muhammad Rafi was appointed as Managing Director and CEO on June 13, 2014. He has 38 years of experience in senior management positions in Finance, Accounts, Banking, Corporate Affairs and Internal Audit. He is a qualified Management Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (‘‘ICMAP’’), a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan and Diplomaed Associate of the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan. Mr. Rafi joined the Company in October 1988 and has served in various senior positions including Acting Executive Director (HR/Admin), Chief Financial Officer, General Manager (Finance) and General Manager (Internal Audit) prior to the assumption of his current position. Mr. Rafi was also nominated by the Company to serve as a director of MCPL, an associated company: a role which he has performed since 2012. Mr. Rafi is a former President of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (‘‘SAFA’’)—an apex body of SAARC for 2012. He chaired the SAFA committee on Governmental and Public Sector Entities Accounting from 2004 to 2012. He is also a past president of ICMAP and past chairman of the ICAP-ICMAP Joint Committee. Mr. Rafi represented Pakistan as a member of the Public Sector Committee of the International Federation of Accountants for two years (from 2000 to 2002).

 
       
       
   

 

 

 

 
     
 
 
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