The Authority comprises of Chairman and three Members. The Chairman and Members are being appointed by the Federal Government through a competitive process on a tenure basis in accordance with the provisions of the OGRA Ordinance. The names of the 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 the 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, the 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 the Pakistan Burma Shell network into the Shell Pakistan brand. Mr. Khan was formerly working as an Operations Manager in Pakistan overseeing widespread Shell Oil Assets across the 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 at Shell Oil Company. Other positions included Planning Manager for Pakistan, Thailand, Oman, Cambodia, and Laos and Maintenance Advisor for Asia and Australia based in 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. 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 a 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 a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and has been serving the 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 the 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’.
Mr, Mohammad Naeem Ghouri joined OGRA on 28th July 2022.
Mr. Ghouri is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He is result oriented and performance-driven professional with Leadership Skills having over 30 years of proven track record in Heading Finance, Procurement, Administration, and IT of oil and gas exploration and production companies in Pakistan as well as Internationally (mostly with multinational companies). In the role of Heading the Finance, he has also been involved in developing business strategies and mergers & acquisitions in the oil and gas industry.
He has attended numerous national and international training programs on leadership, strategy, International Financial Reporting Standards, and taxation. These also include the Oil and Gas Financial Management program at the University of Texas Dallas, USA, the Leadership program (Power to Manage) at IMD University, Switzerland, and the Leadership Program (Power to Lead) at Ashridge Business School, UK
He started his carrier with A.F. Ferguson & Co Chartered Accountants (member form of Priceater house Coopers) in 1985 and remained there for 6 years and thereafter worked with British Gas Exploration & Production for 6 years as Finance Manager, Pakistan Oilfields Limited for 4 years as Finance manager and OMV (an Austrian Oil and Gas Company) for 18 years as Head of Finance/Deputy Country Head in Pakistan, Romania and Kurdistan Region of Iraq. His last job was with United Energy Pakistan before joining OGRA.