The Authority comprises of Chairman and three Members. The Chairman and Members are being appointed by the Federal Government through a competitive process on tenure basis in accordance with the provisions of the OGRA Ordinance. The names of Chairman and Authority Members are as follows:
He was appointed as Member Finance on July 23, 2015 for an initial term of two years. In recognition of his services, he was reappointed for second term of four years w.e.f. July 23, 2017. He is Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP). He has experience of over 32 years in the fields of accounts, finance, audit management and planning at various management positions in public and private sector organizations. He has been associated with OGRA since 2003 in various positions. He has served as Senior Executive Director before his appointment as Member Finance. He played crucial role in formulation of various rules and regulations for oil and gas sectors. He participated at various training programs abroad on utility regulations, bench marking, performance monitoring, natural gas pricing, human resource and project management. He is the first employee of OGRA to be appointed as Member of the Authority.
Mr. Muhammad Arif joined Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority as Member Gas on 21st November 2019.
Mr. Arif holds degrees of MBA from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK, LLM in Petroleum Law and Policy from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, Scotland, UK, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics from Oxford, England, UK. He is enrolled as an Advocate by the Punjab Bar Council, Pakistan. Mr. Arif is a Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers and Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, USA. He is a Certified Director and has been on the Board of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil and Gas Company Limited for a year before joining OGRA.
Prior to joining OGRA, Mr. Arif had over thirty (30) years of experience on the commercial, legal and Joint Venture affairs of upstream oil and gas business initially with OGDCL for about 20 years and then with a private oil company for about 11 years as head of Legal, Commercial and Joint Venture Departments. He has a keen interest in petroleum policy, laws and regulation and possess in-depth hands on experience of petroleum industry contracts, market restructuring and business process optimization.
Mr. Arif has deeply analyzed the various complex and multidisciplinary legal and commercial issues and rendered high profile opinions including on impact of 18th Constitutional Amendment on oil and gas industry of Pakistan and published several articles and rendered opinions covering 18th Amendment, Pakistan’s petroleum policies and fiscal systems. He is author of numerous research papers, articles and books. He is also main author of Books "Energy Law in Pakistan", published by Wolters Kluwer, Netherlands, and contributed a chapter on Pakistan in book titled "Upstream Law and Regulation" published by Globe Law and Business, UK. He has been a visiting Professor of the International Islamic University, Islamabad teaching Petroleum Laws of Pakistan at LLM level and has so far supervised numerous thesis relating to the oil and gas industry.
Before joining OGRA, Mr. Arif has worked as an independent legal and commercial consultant serving oil and gas industry for about three years.