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Board of Directors

Miftah Ismail
Profile of Mr. Miftah Ismail
Miftah Ismail holds a PhD in Public Finance and Political Economy from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. A professional economist, he worked at the IMF before coming back to Pakistan. He is now Director of Ismail Industries Ltd, Pakistan’s largest confectionery company, comprising Candyland (confectionery), Bisconni (biscuits), Snackcity (snacks) and Astropack (CPP film). He is also a Director of Astroplastics (Pvt) Ltd, Delmare Foods and Pakistan International Airlines Corporation. He is the President of Karachi American School, and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Institute of Business Administration and has also been a visiting faculty member at the I.B.A.
Khalid Rahman
Managing Director
Mr. Khalid Rahman has been appointed as Managing Director of Sui Southern Gas Company by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources w.e.f. January 2015. Mr. Khalid Rahman’s professional experience spans over 35 years in senior management positions in oil and gas and banking industries and the accounting profession in Pakistan and abroad, including Europe and Far East. He worked in United Kingdom and Hong Kong for 17 years, handling regional responsibilities. He worked in Pakistan Petroleum Limited for around 20 years in various senior management positions including Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Deputy Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. His last position was with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan as the Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Khalid has also served on various professional and business forums. He was a Council Member of ICAP and served on the Boards of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LUMS, PIP, Petroleum Exploration and Production Companies Association and Community Development Board of Government of Sindh. Recently he has been honored to represent Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan on the Advisory Compliance Panel of International Federation of Accountants. Mr. Khalid is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales, Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan and Ontario Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and an alumnus of the Graduate Business School, Stanford University and Kellogg Graduate School of Management, North Western University.
Agha Sher Shah
Agha Sher Shah is currently Chairman and Chief Executive of Bandi Sugar Mills, a Greenfield 7,000 tons sugar mill which he successfully set up in 2012. He is also Director of Attock Cement Limited, Habib Bank Limited, Thatta Cement Company Limited, Newport Containers Terminal (Pvt) Limited and Triton LPG (Pvt) Limited. He became Director of SSGC in March 2013.
Mr. Agha Sher Shah started his career as an investment analyst covering consumer, energy and finance sectors of the S&P 500 in the US equity market. In his career spanning over 27 years, he held senior portfolio management positions in the US and global equities. Prior to his current role, he was Senior Portfolio Manager of a multi-billion dollar portfolio in Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world. Mr. Shah has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Rice University and holds a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.
Furqan Bahadur Khan
Mr. Furqan Bahadur Khan is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Government of Pakistan. Mr. Khan has experience of laying the policy framework related to sectorial reform process including privatization and deregulation and is also responsible for managing and implementing approved policies in furtherance of the Economics Reforms Agenda of the Government of Pakistan. After his promotion to BS-21, Mr. Khan joined the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination as Additional Secretary and served till March 2014.
Qazi Mohammad Saleem Siddiqui
Qazi Mohammad Saleem Siddiqui graduated from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.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, leading to his current post as Director General (Gas).Mr. Siddiqui is also a director on the board of Mari Petroleum 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.
Syed Ghanzanfar Abbas Jilani
Mirza Mahmood Ahmad
Mr. Mirza Mahmood Ahmad is a highly reputed advocate and is a partner at the prestigious law firm “Minto & Mirza, Advocates and Solicitors”. His professional career as a lawyer spans over 24 years in which he has provided invaluable services to the fields of corporate, constitutional, regulatory and banking laws. He has been involved with some of the most challenging litigation in these areas having represented several companies and firms before different regulatory authorities including the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority and the Karachi Stock Exchange. Mr. Ahmad has several publications/consultancies and research papers to his name including ‘Harmonizing the Code of Corporate Governance with other Laws/Regulations in Pakistan”, a research study for SECP funded by the UNDP. Mr. Mahmood also serves on the board of SNGPL as the chairman of the HR Committee as well as being the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Pakistan Engineering Company. Mr. Ahmad also serves on the Board of Directors of MCB-Arif Habib Investments Ltd. He is also a member of the Lahore High Court Bar Association as well as a member of the Punjab Bar Council. Mr. Ahmad has an LLM from the University of Cambridge. He has been a lecturer at Quaid-e-Azam Law College since 1996 and regularly conducts lectures at the Executive Development Center at LUMS as well as Director Training Sessions conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan (ICAP).
Ghufran Memon
Mr. Ghufran Memon, Executive Director of State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan is also Chairman Board of Directors, Alpha Insurance (Pvt.) Ltd. He holds Master Degree in Finance from Cardiff University UK.Mr. Memon is a senior Civil Servant with more than 29 years of service at his credit. He joined Civil services of Pakistan in 1987 and since been working in different capacities in various Ministries in Federal Government departments in the province of Sindh. Mr. Ghufran Memon has International exposure of working as Commercial Counsellor in Pakistan Embassy in Indonesia and Consul General of Pakistan at Hong Kong. His special aptitude is towards Finance, Audit and Administration.
Nawabzada Riaz Nosherwani
A section of Balochistan’s distinguished Nousherwani family, Nawabzada Riaz specializes in the field of menerals and natural resources. He is the owner of Charkohan Mining in Quetta and Royal Minerals corporation and KSN associates in Karachi. He is a Bachelor of Arts from University of Balochistan.
Sardar Rizwan Kehar
Sardar Rizwan Kehar has over 36 years experience both in Pakistan and the USA in various fields including hi-tech, International Banking, Finance, Management, Agriculture and Consulting. Mr. Kehar holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering and Masters’ Degrees in Information Systems, Finance and MBA Marketing and has held various position in private and public limited companies.
Mr. Muhammad Riaz Khan
Mr. Muhammad Riaz Khan has served as the MD/CEO of the premier oil and gas company of the country i.e. Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd. (OGDCL). He has graduated from UET, Lahore in Petroleum and Gas Engineering. He has over 30 years of diversified experience in the Oil & Gas sector, especially in petroleum & gas engineering, production, joint ventures, leadership/ managerial skills and Human Resource Management. He has supervised execution of several critical oil & gas field development projects. Mr. Khan has attended extensive advance courses on Management, Production, Project Development and Petroleum Economics in USA, Canada and Oxford, UK. He has also attended numerous conferences and seminars inland and overseas. He also holds directorship on the boards of SSGC (LPG) Ltd. and State Petroleum Refining & Petrochemical Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. (PERAC). He remained Director on the Board of Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) and has also served as Director on the Board of Pirkoh Gas Company Limited (PGCL). He is a certified director from Executive Development Centre (University of Lahore). He has authored/co-authored and presented several technical papers. He is an active member of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Petroleum Institute of Pakistan (PIP) and The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), USA.
Mr. Azhar Ali Choudhry
Born April 9, 1959, initial education from Divisional Public School Faisalabad, PAF College Sargodha and Government College Faisalabad. Graduated from University of Agriculture Faisalabad in 1981 and joined Central Superior Services in 1984 as an officer of Commerce & Trade Group. Holds a post graduate diploma in designing computer applications and is a certified Microsoft Professional. Had training in “Export Strategy” and in “Exporting to European Union” from International Trade Center (ITC) Geneva and CBI the Netherlands.