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:
Mr. Masroor Khan has assumed the charge of Chairman OGRA bringing 30 years of local and international experience notably in the field of Downstream Retail fuel, Engineering, Project Management, Oil Asset Management, Joint Venture Governance/Management, Cross Country Oil Pipeline, Downstream Assets acquisition portfolio projects and operational experience in the oil and gas industry including LNG & CNG. Masroor Khan’s vast experience in the energy sector includes Oil infrastructure development and formation of corporate alliances. He has both national and international industrial exposure, as he has had the opportunity to work in various markets including Pakistan, Malaysia, UK and the Philippines. Mr. Khan held regional roles for Thailand, Oman, Cambodia, Laos and Dubai as well.
Mr. Khan has a proven track record as a senior executive and is a strong strategic thinker. He remained part of the team responsible for transforming Pakistan Burma Shell network into the Shell Pakistan brand. Mr. Khan was formerly working as Operations Manager in Pakistan overseeing a widespread Shell Oil Assets across country, providing operational & technical assurance and leading a large team of professionals. He remained Head of Distribution Engineering for Pakistan, UAE & Oman and was responsible for company owned Oil Installations and depots, SBMs and Oil pipelines. He also served as Shareholder Representative for PAPCO (WOP - White Oil Pipeline Project). Mr. Khan also led a strategic growth LNG project from inception to EPCM final design & planning stage.
Moreover, Mr. Khan also held the positions of Network Manager for Pakistan and Oman in Shell Oil Company. Other positions included Planning Manager for Pakistan, Thailand, Oman, Cambodia and Laos and Maintenance Advisor for Asia and Australia based at Malaysia. During the initial stages of his career as ‘Planning Engineer’ he was deputed at Civil Aviation Authority from NESPAK for the Jinnah Terminal Project, New Quaid-e-Azam International Airport, Karachi.
Mr. Khan’s appointment as Chairman OGRA is reckoned as a step further towards the betterment of the organization and fair implementation of regulatory roles for all stakeholders in Pakistan.
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.
Mr. Zain-ul-Abideen Qureshi joined Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority as Member Oil on 1st October 2020.
Mr. Zain-ul-Abideen has resumed his duties as Member(Oil) of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) with immediate effect. Mr. Qureshi possesses extensive and diversified experience in the Oil & Gas sector. He is a Chemical Engineer by profession having MSc in Chemical Engineering, he also holds Master’s Degree in Business Administration and has been serving petroleum industry throughout Pakistan for the last 28 years.
Prior to his appointment as Member (Oil), he has been serving the OGRA as Senior Executive Director. He also remained a member of the policy and research committee of Advanced Studies Centre of NUST, funded by USAID from 2015-17. Similarly, he attended many national/international training courses and seminars and fore-fronted Senior Management positions in ‘CALTEX OIL’ and ‘TOTAL’.