Mr. Muhammad Saeed Mehdi, Chairman Board of Directors of SNGPL has remained associated with the Civil Services of Pakistan till his retirement and has served on many pivotal assignments including Secretary and later Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Chief Secretary Sindh, Chairman Capital Development Authority, Chief Commissioner Islamabad, Commissioner Lahore and Rawalpindi Divisions. Secretary to Governor/MLA, Punjab, Deputy Commissioner, Mianwali, Ralwalpindi, Multan and Lahore, Managing Director, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation, Managing Director Overseas Employment Corporation. From 2008 to 2013 he remained part of the Provincial Cabinet of the Punjab Government as an advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab. Honour Roll student from Government College Lahore, Mr. Mehdi has also attended the Royal Institute of Public Administration, United Kingdom. Previously he has remained on the Board of Governors of Cadet College Hassan Abdal and also on the Executive Committee of Lahore Gymkhana. In the Energy Sector Mr. Mehdi has remained the Chairman of KESC and was the founder President/ Chief Executive of Admore (AGPL) Private Limited, the first Private Local OMC in the country. Currently he is on the Board of Directors, Oilco Private Limited, Management Solutions Private Limited, Razscorp Private Limited and is also on the Board of Governors of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad.
Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan assumed charge of the post of Secretary, Finance Division on 10th January, 2018. A civil servant with 35 years of experience in Public Administration, he has served the federal and provincial governments in various positions. Mr. Khan holds a Masters in Public Policy from Concordia University, Quebec. Before joining Finance Division, he served as Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Secretary Interior and Secretary, Climate Change.
Mr. Khan has served as Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh. He was Secretary Finance for the Government of Sindh during 2012-13. Prior to that, he remained Home Secretary to the Government of Sindh for three and a half years.
He also had the opportunity of serving as Consul General and Trade Commissioner of Pakistan in Montreal, Canada and as Programme Coordinator for International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva. In between he was Director General for the Export Promotion Bureau (now Trade Development Authority of Pakistan) in 2004 – 2005.
In the initial years of his service he served as Deputy Commissioner in three districts of Sindh.
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 is a seasoned entrepreneur and business professional with over 15 years of experience mainly in Oil & Gas, Power, Financial, Automobile Sectors & Petroleum Industry. He has been serving as a Director on the Board of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) for a significant number of years. He is the Chairman of Risk Management Committee & a member of the key Committees of the Board.
Mr. Aqeel is serving as a Director on the Board of National Investment Trust Limited (NITL) & is a member of Audit & HR Committees of NITL. Currently he is alsoserving as an independent Director onthe Board of Nishat Power Limited (NPL), where he is also the Chairman of Audit & HR Committees.
Mr. Aqeel is credited with setting up & managing retail business with Total Parco Pakistan Limited and CNG retail sector for a long period of time. 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). He has been attending local and international workshops and seminars and is also a member of Lahore Gymkhana.
Mr. Aamir Qawi has worked in the areas of public private partnerships, development of regulatory frameworks, SOE restructuring, private sector and infrastructure development and privatization for over two decades. He has worked with Federal and Provincial Governments on a diverse portfolio covering a range of projects. His last assignment in the public sector was as CEO of Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF). Mr. Aamir Qawi has also consulted with international development organizations like The World Bank, JICA, UNICEF and ILO. He has worked and undertaken public private partnerships and infrastructure development related assignments in Afghanistan, Jordan, Mauritius and Nigeria. He has also served on the Board of Directors of various companies in the energy and infrastructure sectors in Pakistan including National Transmission & Dispatch Company, Genco Holding Company and Pakistan LNG Terminal Limited Company. Mr. Qawi has a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Computer Science & Philosophy (Minors) from Iowa State University – USA and Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University - USA.
Mr. Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan is the Chairman of Planning and Development Board, Government of Punjab, responsible for overall planning, and monitoring and evaluation of development schemes in the province. He is also the Additional Chief Secretary Energy, the senior most official responsible for all energy projects being developed in Punjab, the largest province of Pakistan.He works closely with the country’s top politicians including the Chief Minister of Punjab and a number of Federal Ministers. Prior to this position, he served as Secretary Finance in the Government of Punjab.
Mr. Khan supervises public investments in the energy sector of Punjab and is the lead person for public private partnership. He is the President of Pakistan’s Task Force on Human Development, member of Pakistan’s National Commission for Human Development, a member of the Working Group on Education Sector Reforms, member of the Task Force on Reorganization of health services. He is also on the committee for promoting Participatory Development, and a member of the Capacity Development of Planning Department. He has been an active team member for implementation of recommendations of Beijing Conference on Women.
Mr. Khan has seven years of progressive experience as the team leader of district administration overseeing the full range of public services in a territorial jurisdiction; six years practice of public finance and economic management, project cycle management and social development; and five years of economic diplomacy/commercial representation, business development and investment promotion. He pays particular focus on reforms in corporate governance of public sector enterprises and change management. Mr. Khan has an exceptional record of team management in critical collaborative contexts and a robust record in achieving complex objectives and meeting crucial timelines.
Mr. Khan is an advocate of clean and renewable energy and has championed for this cause at the inter-provincial Council of Common Interests. Mr. Khan is a Fellow at LEAD, a think tank on Leadership for Environment & Development. He is a regular speaker at senior public management training institutes. He has worked on projects with and served as a resource person for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, IUCN, UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR& DFID.
Mr. Khan holds a M.B.B.S.from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan and an M.B.A. (Public Service) from the University of Birmingham, U.K. with a special concentration in public private partnerships and public sector organizational reforms.
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 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 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.
Engr. Qazi Mohammad Saleem Siddiqui Graduated from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also hold certificates in International Petroleum Management from Canadian Petroleum Institute, Canada, Negotiating Upstream Oil & Gas Contracts from CWC School for Energy Studies, London and Inspirational Leadership and Creativity from London Management Centre, London.
He was associated with the sugar industry for about five years before joining government service in November 1990. Since then, he has held various positions in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, including Assistant Director (LPG), Deputy Director (Concessions), Director (Technical), Director General (Petroleum Concessions), Director General (Special Projects/Administration) leading to his current post as Director General (Gas). He has vast experience of over 31 years of Exploration and Production industry as well as downstream sector in Pakistan. He has attended many courses/seminars/trainings abroad as well as locally. He has played a significant role in formulation of Petroleum Policy 2007, Petroleum Policy 2009 & Petroleum Policy 2012 and Petroleum Exploration & Production Rules 2013.
Mr. Siddiqui is also Director on the boards of Mari Petroleum Company Limited and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited. He has also served as Director on the Boards of Pakistan Petroleum Limited and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited. He is also member of Board of Governors of SAARC & Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan respectively. While representing Pakistan as GB member, he has been elected as Chairperson of Governing Board of SAARC Energy Centre during its 11th meeting held on 27-28 September 2016.
Mr. Sajjad Hussain is a seasoned banker. He has more than 40 years experience in banking sector. He has served at various senior positions in a foreign bank and has worked in Middle East, Europe, North America and South America. He retired as Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) from the Bank of Punjab, Pakistan. Mr. Hussain has attended various national and international trainings and seminars.
Mr. Mohammad Younus Dagha, born on 23rd April 1962, is a career Civil Servant having joined the Government of Pakistan in 1985. He possesses varied experience in the fields of Energy, Finance, Commerce, International Trade and Public Administration. He holds post graduate degrees in Business Administration, Economics, Law and Commerce equipping him with required academic background to adeptly manage multifaceted assignments in his career.
During an illustrious career spanning over 20 years, he has successfully accomplished many challenging assignments. From being an Administrator at various tiers in the Provinces of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Project Director in mega projects, Mr. Dagha possesses a vast and varied experience. He was assigned the challenging task of bringing country’s unutilised energy treasure in the Thar Coalfields to fruition – an immense natural resource with a potential of 175 billion tons of lignite coal, which till then had become an abject failure. Mr. Dagha conceived and successfully executed a plan to bring back the local and international investors’ interest in the development of the Thar coalfield. The JV between the GoSindh and Engro, known as Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company is now set to become the largest Public Private Partnership Company in Pakistan.
As Secretary Investment in Sindh, Mr. Dagha facilitated numerous Wind Energy projects in Jhampir-Gharo Wind Corridor which are now fast reaching their execution stage. Similarly, during his stay in Gilgit-Baltistan as Chief Secretary, he played a vital role in facilitating land acquisition and resettlement process which is at a final stage now.
Mr. Younus Dagha joined as Federal Secretary in the Ministry of Water and Power on 17th Oct 2014, at a difficult juncture when the power sector was facing multiple crises. Power outages, especially in the Industrial sector, were taking a toll on the economy, causing frequent protests. The inter-corporate (circular) debt in the sector was continuously mounting at a pace of Rs. 14.5 billion every month, the generation had retarded due to drying cash flow and no new investments were forthcoming under serious doubts over sector’s capacity to pay.
The ensuing year 2015 became a game changer for the power sector. Benefitting from the assiduous management, effective monitoring and better financial controls brought in by Mr. Dagha, the power sector witnessed a major turnaround. The investors, especially under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, were provided with the required policy incentives and facilitation to ensure timely initiation of the new generation and transmission projects. The result was that 2015 became the best performance year for the power sector not only in the history of the country but in the entire region.
Country’s exports were in continuous decline for the last three years and a BoP crisis seemed imminent when Mr. Dhaga was appointed as Secretary Commerce in April 2017, to salvage the grim situation. On assuming charge as the new Secretary, Mr. Dagha chalked out an elaborate reform agenda for the Ministry of Commerce and its attached organizations. Ranging from Governance Reforms to Policy, Institutional and Commercial Diplomacy, all critical facets affecting the performance of the Ministry were revamped. In a short span of nine months he was able to secure and successfully implement a Prime Minister Export Enhancement Package to the tune of Rs. 180 billion for supporting the export industry. On the policy side, his achievements include; rationalization of imports, effective enforcement of SPS standards, simplification of procedures, formulation of e-commerce framework and preparation of five year Strategic Trade Policy Framework to provide a long-term predictable regime.
His accomplishments in the area of Commercial Diplomacy comprise successful midterm review of GSP plus, launching of ‘Look Africa Plan’ market access strategy for South American region, unilateral expansion of Indonesia Pakistan Preferential Trade Agreement to include Pakistan’s priority export products, breaking the deadlock of long stalled negotiations on 2nd Phase of Pakistan China FTA and putting in place a robust monitoring mechanism to evaluate performance of the trade officers posted abroad. By far his most remarkable initiative is the launching of “Emerging Pakistan” campaign to successfully brand country’s image internationally.
As a result of his prudent and timely interventions the decline in exports was not only arrested but put on a growth trajectory. Between July to December, 2017 the exports registered an average growth of 12%.
Apart from this, Mr. Dagha’s tenure in the Finance Ministry as Special Assistant to FM and Additional Secretary (External Finance) provided him the insight into the working of the International Financial Institutions.
Mr. Dagha is a loving father to four children-two sons and two daughters. He is an avid reader and sports lover who passionately supports Pakistan’s cricket team.