Board of Directors
Syed Dilawar Abbas
Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas, Chairman Board of Directors of SNGPL has served in Pakistan’s Oil & Gas Sector for over 45 years. After completing his BA from Government College, Lahore and L.L.B from Punjab University Law College, he embarked on his corporate career with the Attock Oil Group in Pakistan. Mr. Abbas took charge as Chief Executive Officer at the young age of 39and a year later waselevated to the position of Group Chief. He continued to perform this role from 1986 till 1995 before taking an early retirement. As Managing Director of Attock Oil Co. Ltd. U.K,he served as a Director on the Board of Attock Oil Refinery;Pakistan Oilfields Ltd; Attock Chemicals; and Cap Gas (Pvt.) Ltd. He was also appointed Chief Executive and Managing Director of Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd.,while balancing his role as board member ofPharos Holding Companies. During his corporate career he twice accompanied the Prime Minister of Pakistan to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Post retirement he formed his own Management Consultancy Group called Priority Group. In 2003 he was elected as Member of the Upper House (Senate) of Pakistan fromPunjab. He served as Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Resources for 6 years, and was member of several other key committees including Defense & Defense Production; Industries & Production; Prime Minister task force on WTO; and Member of Parliamentary Committee on Water Resources of Pakistan. During the caretaker cabinet of Justice(retd.) Ijaz Nisaar he served as Minister of Irrigation & Power, Punjab. Senator Abbas is an avid sportsman and has been playing tennis regularly for the last 40 years. He has served two terms as President of Pakistan Tennis Federation. He also served as a Board Member and Senior Vice President of Asian Tennis Federation for eight years. Currently he is Patron, Pakistan Tennis Federation; Honorary Life Time Senior Vice President, Asian Tennis Federation;Member Constitution Committee, International Tennis Federation; and Senior Vice President, Punjab Olympics Association. In his endeavor to promote tennis amongst the youth, he hosts an annual tournament inviting young players from around the world,under the banner of Syed Tajamul Abbas Memorial Tennis Championship.
Mahmood Zia Ahmad
Managing Director / CEO
Mr. Mahmood Zia Ahmad is a seasoned professional of the Company having an illustrious career of over 31 years in Distribution, Construction, Operations, and Maintenance of Natural Gas Pipeline Systems of the Company. During this span of time, he led several significant projects successfully and introduced several emerging methodologies in the Company. Prior to his present appointment, he has served in numerous key positions at SNGPL including Senior General Manager (Distribution- North), Senior General Manager (ES), General Manager of Gujranwala, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore Regions. He handled nine distribution Regions and five important departments, playing an important role in maintaining the integrity, quality of pipeline and giving a new direction to the planning and Development of SNGPL pipeline Construction. As a team leader in the Regions and as a member of senior Management at Head Office, he managed considerable UFG reduction facing awkward and difficult situations. Mr. Zia is associated with National Management Foundation of LUMS in the capacity of Member- Board of Governors as well as with the Boards of Inter State Gas Systems (Pvt.) Limited, Petroleum Institute of Pakistan and National Power Parks Management Company (Pvt.) Limited as Director. He is a PEC recognized professional engineer. He has attended numerous local as well as international courses on Energy Sector, Management, operations and administration during his career. Apart from holding distinction in M.Sc. (Chemical Engineering), Mr. Mahmood Zia did graduation in Chemical Engineering from University of Punjab, Lahore.
Mr. Sher Afgan Khan
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. Ahmad Aqeel
Mr. Ahmad Aqeel is a seasoned entrepreneur and business professional with over 15 years of experience mainly inOil &Gas, Power, Financial, Automobile Sectors & Petroleum Industry.He has been serving a third term as a Director on the Board of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL). He is the Chairman of Risk Management Committee&a member ofthe key Committees of the Board.
Mr. Aqeel is serving as a Director on the Board of National Investment Trust Limited (NITL) &a member of Audit& HR Committees of NITL. In addition, he isserving as an independent Director onthe Board of Nishat Power Limited (NPL), where he is also theChairman of Audit & HR Committees. Furthermore, Mr. Aqeel is a Director on the Board of Adamjee Life Assurance Company Ltd.
Mr. Aqeel is credited with setting up & managing retail business with Total Parco Pakistan Limited and CNG retail business for more than a decade. In the past he was involved in the business of construction, high value building solutions & real estate.
Mr. Aqeel is a Ravian, a Law Graduate from Pakistan College of Law of the University of Punjab and a Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).Enrolled at the database of the SECP with Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) as an Independent Certified Director. He has been attending local and international workshops and seminars and is also a member of Lahore Gymkhana.
Mr. Himayatullah Khan
Mr. Himayat Ullah Khan is Advisor / Minister to CM on Energy & Power, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Throughout his career he worked at various key positions and has been responsible for policy formulation, regulatory and implementation levels for over 34 years with the Federal and Provincial Governments. Having diversified experience of strategic planning, managing organizational change, and implementation of development projects/programs, leading large teams, working with Government and Non Governmental Organizations and Development Partners. Mr. Himayat Ullah Khan has been Member National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA); Secretary to President of Pakistan; Special Secretary, Ministry of Water & Power; Chief Executive Central Power Purchase Agency (CPPA); Additional Secretary, Economic Affairs Division; Senior Joint Secretary (Foreign Trade), Ministry of Commerce; Chief Negotiator Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement, 2010; Director General (International Relations), Auditor General of Pakistan; Accountant General, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Joint Secretary to the Cabinet, Government of Pakistan; Secretary to the Federal Cabinet, Council of Common Interests and the Secretaries’ Committee; Director General, District Government Audit, Punjab; Secretary, Water & Power Development Authority, Lahore etc. Mr. Himayat Ullah Khan has to his credit successful negotiations for US$ 840 million loan with the World Bank for 1410 Mega Watt Tarbela-IV Hydro Power Project. He also has been member Board of Governors, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) – Pakistan – July 2002 – 2008; Vice Chair, Executive Committee of Pakistan National Council of IUCN Members, 1997-98 and visiting Faculty of National institute of Management, Karachi and Peshawar.
Mr. Manzoor Ahmed
Mr. Manzoor Ahmed is presently Acting Managing Director, National Investment Trust Limited. Being COO, since 8 years, Mr. Ahmed has been successfully managing the operations and investment portfolio worth over Rs. 100 Billion. He has experience of over 28 years of the Mutual Fund Industry and has been placed at many key positions within NIT that includes capital market operations, investments, research and liaising with the regulatory authorities. He is M.B.A. and also holds D.A.I.B.P. At present, he is a candidate for CFA Level III.Mr. Ahmed has attended various training courses organized by locally and internationally reputed institutions like London Business School (LBS) UK and Financial Markets World, New York (USA).He represents NIT as Nominee Director on the Board of Directors of many leading national and multinational companies of Pakistan. Mr. Ahmed is also a Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.
Ex. Chairman, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Chairman - Lahore Gymkhana Club, Chief Executive, Popular Chemical Works (Pvt.) Limited. Mr. Rehman has served as Chairman- Lahore Gymkhana Club in 1997, 2008 & 2010. Chairman - Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) during 1999-2000, President – The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) during 2004-05 and Member Managing Committee- The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry. He is Member Governing Body – Workers' Welfare Fund (Ministry of Labour & Manpower, Government of Pakistan). As an active Ravian, he is Member - Board of Trustees and Member - Endowment Trust Fund of Government College University (GCU), Lahore. Mr. Rehman has rendered remarkable services for Social Welfare.
Mirza Mahmood Ahmad
Mirza Mahmood Ahmad is Director on the Boards of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC), Pakistan Engineering Company Limited (PECO) and Arif Habib Investment Limited. Mr. Ahmad is a partner of Minto and Mirza Advocates and Solicitors. He holds membership of Supreme Court Bar Association and Pakistan Bar Council and is also a fellow of the "Cambridge Commonwealth Society". Mr. Ahmad has diverse legal experience having representation a number of leading public and private enterprises including various banks and financial institutions. He has several publications and research projects in his name. Mr. Ahmad is an LLM graduate from Cambridge University, UK and LLB from University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Mr. Mustafa Ahmad Khan
Mr. Mustafa A. Khan has diversified experience of over 36 years in the gas industry. He has served at senior positions in Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited and carved a niche for himself as an expert in matters pertaining to Sales, Procurement, Law and Human Resource etc. Mr. Khan is a Masters in Business Administration from IBA, Karachi and is presently managing a 1,000 Acres family farm in District Mirpur Khas, Sindh.
Mr. Naveed Kamran Baloch
Mr Naveed Kamran Baloch, Secretary Finance Division, is a nominated Director on the Board of SNGPL from June 19, 2019. He holds MSc. Degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from London School of Economics, UK. He is a Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. Mr Naveed Kamran Baloch joined Civil Service of Pakistan in 1985. He has vast professional experience in senior management positions in diversified fields such as public sector management, administration, financial, judicial, health, insurance and planning etc. Prior to his current assignment, Mr Naveed Kamran Baloch has served as Secretary Cabinet Division and Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He remained Federal Secretary Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination. He has also served as Chairman of Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Pakistan. He also held the position of Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan. Mr Naveed Kamran Baloch has extensively attended local and international professional training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences. He is Ex-officio Chairman of PIACL Board Finance Committee.
Mr. Sajid Mehmood Qazi
Mr. Sajid Mehmood Qazi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Petroleum Division joined Office Management Group of the civil service of Pakistan in 1995. He was exposed to the working of Ministries of Economic Affairs, Commerce & Textile and Narcotics Control. As Additional Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan, he has the rare honour of contributing in the setting up of the HR cell to streamline the implementation of suo moto jurisdiction of the apex court of the country. As a core member of the NAB team, Mr. Qazi contributed in formulating and implementing the national anticorruption strategy during his stint at the premier accountability body from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Qazi performed the duties of a diplomat in Pakistani Consulate Manchester UK as Counsellor Community Affairs. Before joining the Ministry of Petroleum, he was working as Director General in the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation. Mr. Qazi has strong interest in Economics, Public Administration and Law. He earned LLM from Warwick University, UK as Chevening Scholar. He is an avid reader of contemporary history and also follows his passion of hiking and landscape photography in his leisure time.
Ms. Roohi R. Khan
Ms. Roohi R. Khan is an MBA from IBA, Karachi. She completed her B.A. (Economics & Mathematics) from Punjab University. She has over 35 years of experience in various banking segments like Development Banking, Lease Financing, Housing Finance, SME Financing, Islamic Banking, Investment Banking etc. She has over 15 years of experience at senior management level, as well as Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer and Director on Boards of various Financial Institutions having dealt with policy making, strategic planning and systems refinement, implementation of control functions, revamping / restructuring and mergers. Ms. Khan had served on Boards of Asian Leasing, Lahore Stock Exchange, International Housing Finance Limited, Mashreq Bank (now Samba Bank), PICIC and Safe Way Mutual Fund. She had also served at senior management level in various organizations. She had been Group Head, Textiles, in National Development Finance Corporation, Chief Executive Officer of Asian Leasing, Chief operating Officer of Trust Investment Bank and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL). She had also been acting President of ZTBL during 2011 / 2012.
Dr. Sohail R. Khan
Dr. Sohail R. Khan is a top performing corporate strategy, Oil and Gas business development management consultant, with record of achievement in planning, development and growth of oil & gas industry. He is a highly motivated individual with successful international working experience of more than 15 years in Oil & Gas and service industries across U.K, UAE and Qatar. He has a solid track record working for Total (E&P) providing corporate strategy, improving the development of business by deploying oil and gas processes (upstream and downstream), and implementing & coordinating efficiency improvement techniques with Affiliate management teams across the operations in Total (E&P). Working as a change management consultant for Total (E&P), successfully design and implemented FOI (Field Operational Improvement) change management program on time within budget of £10 Million. The purpose of Field Operational Improvement program was to reshape Total Petroleum (E&P) from business unit centric to enterprise, effective and mature shared service IT organization that can support priorities of the entire operations.Successfully designed and implemented oil production reporting processes, competency management systems, integrated logistics & procurement systems, 12-24 month planning and budgeting processeswith the engagement of multiple stakeholders to define a strategic direction and enhance business development.He was also responsible for determining competency requirements for all functions and staff, against the competency standards, and successfully delivered the annual training plan that caters the needs of Operation, Engineering and HSE disciplines within budget and on time. Dr. Sohail R. Khan has extensive experience of policy formation, development and execution of IT strategy to support operation by deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data Analytics, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Cloud Computing to optimize production, efficiency and improve business processes across the operation. He has vast experience working with IBM Watson Data Platform which provides strategic value to an organization by analyzing vast amount of ‘dark’ data to improve operational and business decisions. Working for I.P.S.G (U.K) he has managed I.T projects exceeding £10 Million budget, including software development, business process reengineering, processes development, implementation, audit, managing multiple departments and compliance with ISO and European standards. He has vast experience in managing multiple projects concurrently, programs with various project streams, on budget, within scope and quality in line with PMBOK best practices of PMI.Dr Sohail Khan has valuable company turnaround experience having used leading management tools and techniques such as Lean methodology, RACI, Kanban, PRINCE 2, PMP, ERP, JDE and BPM to bring companies from loss to profit. Dr. Sohail R. Khan has earned his PhD Degree in Management & Technology followed by MBA (Master in Business Administration) from University of Central Lancashire U.K. He has MSc (Distributed Networks & Security System) from University of Hertfordshire U.K and M.A in Strategic Leadership from University of Wolverhampton U.K. He possess various industrial certifications in Management, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Ethical Hackingand Corporate IT Governance Framework from University of Maryland, University of Georgia, Google, Cisco and Cybrary Education USA. He has several publications in international journals in the Field of Corporate IT Strategy& Governance Framework, Management Challenges, Cyber Warfare, Cloud Computing, and Service Level Framework. He is a keen sportsman and love to play cricket and football.
Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera
Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera is an officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service and joined as Secretary Commerce on March 27, 2019. Earlier, he was serving as Secretary Board of Investment (BoI) since November 14, 2018. Prior to BoI, he was Secretary, Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, while also holding additional charge of Managing Director, Pakistan Television Corporation besides being Chairman of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation and Associated Press of Pakistan, from March 2017 to October 2018, and Secretary, Privatisation Division from April, 2014 to March, 2017. He joined the Civil Service of Pakistan in 1985, and over the course of his career, has held various Secretariat, Field and Staff assignments. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Small & Medium Enterprises Development Authority of Pakistan (SMEDA), held field assignments of Deputy Commissioner in Faisalabad (1995-96), and Sheikhupura (2000-01) Districts and District Coordination Officer, Sheikhupura (2001). Staff jobs done by him include Principal Secretary to the Governor Punjab (2008-11), PSO to Chief Minister, Punjab (1994-95) and Faculty Member at the National School of Public Policy (2011-12). In the Secretariat of Government of the Punjab, he has held assignments of Secretary (Implementation & Coordination) – 2005-08, Additional Finance Secretary (Budget & Development) – 2003-05, Chief, External Capital Assistance (1996-97), besides having been Project Director of the Technical Education Project (1998-99), an ADB Funded Project. He earned his MPA degree from Harvard University (1994), MA (Development Economics) from Williams College (1993), BSc (Hons) degree in Economics, specializing in Industry & Trade, from the London School of Economics (1983). He had his schooling at the Aitchison College, Lahore. He has attended executive courses in Investment Appraisal & Management, Infrastructure in Market Economy, and Public-Private Partnership for Infrastructure Development, at the Harvard University, and Budgeting & Financial Management in Public Sector at the Duke University. He has taught economics at the undergraduate level at Harvard University (1993-94). His research paper on ‘Kalabagh Dam – contentious issues and ways of reproachment’ was published in the National Institute of Public Administration Papers (2004), and his master thesis at Williams College was on ‘Peace Dividend and its Impact on Social Sector Development – a case study of India and Pakistan’. He was a fellow of the Centre for Development Economics at Williams College (1992-93) and Edward S. Mason fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1993-94). He is also an awardee of the World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (1992-94).He is a keen sportsman, playing cricket for, and captaining, Aitchison College, London School of Economics & University of London. Turning to Golf later on, he has played at the club level. He has served as an elected member of the Committee of Management of the Lahore Gymkhana Club, president of the Islamabad Golf Club, and as a member of the Committee of Management of the Islamabad Club.