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Board of Directors

Lieutenant General Javed Zia (R)
Lieutenant General Javed Zia (R) took over as chairman of SSGC on November 16, 2017. He replaces Dr. Miftah Ismail who served as the Company’s Chairman from November 7, 2013 to October 18, 2017. Born in Karachi on February 23, 1954, Lieutenant General Javed Zia (R) served in the Pakistan Army for 40 years. His illustrious career culminated into his elevation as Commander Southern Command at Balochistan in 2010-11. Prior to that, he served as DG Rangers Sindh, Deputy Chief of General Staff and as Adjutant General Pakistan Army. On the corporate side, he has been Chairman, Askari Bank, Chairman, Army Welfare Trust, senior executive member, governing body of DHA’s Pakistan, executive head of DHA Islamabad and member of Policy Formulation Board of Fauji Foundation’s Committee of Administration. Lt. General Javed Zia (R) served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Libya from 2014 to 2016. Evacuation of approximately 8,000 Pakistanis from Libya to Pakistan stands out as one of his notable contributions during that period. He has also served as United Nations (UN) peace keeper at Somalia in 1993-94. The new Chairman has participated frequently in seminars held under the auspices of the UN. They include his participation in seminars held at Tokyo in 2001 and at New York in 2016. Lt. General Javed Zia (R) holds Master’s Degrees in Political Science and in Strategic Studies and is also a graduate from Command and Staff College, Quetta, US Infantry School Fort Benning, USA and National Defence University, Islamabad. He is a recipient of Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) and UN Service Medal (Bar).
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.
Mirza Mahmood Ahmad
Mirza Mahmood Ahmad is an established advocate of the Supreme Court and a partner at the prestigious law firm Minto & Mirza, Advocates & Solicitors. His professional career as a lawyer spans over 26 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 litigations in these areas, having represented several companies and firms before different regulatory authorities including Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, the Oil & 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 UNDP-funded research study of SECP. Mr. Ahmad also serves on the board of SNGPL as the Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is also 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 Supreme Court Bar Association as well as 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 Centre at LUMS as well as serves as the Director of Training Sessions conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan.
Nawabzada Riaz Nosherwani
A scion of Balochistan’s eminent Nosherwani family, Nawabzada Riaz Nosherwani specializes in the field of minerals and natural resources. He is the owner of Charkohan Mining in Quetta and Royal Minerals Corporation and KSN associates in Karachi. Mr. Nosherwani is a Bachelor of Arts from University of Balochistan and Master in International Relation and CEO of Balochistan Welfare Agency.
Sardar Rizwan Kehar
Sardar Rizwan Kehar has over 36 years of experience in Pakistan and the USA in various fields including Hi-Tech, International Banking, Finance, Management, Agriculture and Consulting. Mr. Kehar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Management Systems and Finance. He is also MBA in Marketing. Mr. Kehar’s distinguished career in marked by various responsible positions in private and public limited companies.
Mr. Muhammad Riaz Khan
Mr. Muhammad Riaz Khan has served as Managing Director/CEO of the premier Oil & Gas company of the country i.e. Oil & Gas Development Company Limited . He has graduated from UET, Lahore in Petroleum and Gas Engineering. He has over 30 years of high and diversified experience in the oil and gas E & P sector, especially in leadership/managerial skills, petroleum engineering, production, joint ventures and HRM. 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 conferences and seminars, inland and overseas. He is a certified director from EDC (University of Lahore). Currently he is a director on SSGCL, PERAC and SSGC (LPG) Boards. He remained Director on the Board of Mari Petroleum Company Limited and has also served as Director on the Board of Pirkoh Gas Company Limited. He has authored/co-authored and presented several papers. He is an active member of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Petroleum Institute of Pakistan (PIP) and The Society of Petroleum Engineers (USA).

Mr. Azher 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.
Dr. Ahmed Mujtaba Memon

Dr. Ahmed Mujtaba Memon has been appointed as Director in SSGC Board by the Government of Pakistan with effect from April 5, 2018. Before his posting in Finance Division, Dr. Memon was serving as Director General Input Output Co-efficient Organization, Federal Bureau of Revenue, in Karachi. He joined Pakistan Customs and Excise Group (currently Pakistan Customs Service) in November 1987 and has worked in various capacities in Central Excise, Sales Tax, Valuation, Adjudication and Customs functional areas. He has also worked on Asian Development Bank’s Trade, Export Promotion and Industrialization (TEPI) loan project as Secretary TEPI in FBR. He brings with him a rich professional and academic background. His educational qualifications are MBBS, MA (Economics) and MBA Finance. Presently, he is working as Additional Finance Secretary (CF/HR) in Finance Division since, March 2018. He is also a member on the board of NESPAK & K-Electric.

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 a BSc degree. 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. Khan is also Director of Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL).

Updated: November 22, 2018