Qamar Haris Manzoor has done his Masters in Chemical Engineer from US and holds over 35 years of experience in plant and project management. He started his career with ICI managing its Soda Ash Plant operations. He also worked on ICI’s polyester plant in Pakistan in the Plant Operations. He also worked at ICI’s PTA Plant as Director Manufacturing and managed various aspects of plant i.e. from Commissioning, Operations Management, Process Engineering, Project Engineering, HSE and other improvement projects. He has also been a technical advisor of Lotte for its growth strategies in Pakistan and contributed in setting up 48 MW Cogen Plant at Lotte’s PTA Plant. He also held senior positions in Operation at Exxon Chemical Pakistan Ltd at their Fertilizer Plant.
He then took over the role of Chief Executive Officer of El Paso Technology Pakistan Ltd and Chief Operating Officer of Habibullah Coastal Power Company. HABIBULLAH COASTAL POWER COMPANY (HCPC) is located in Quetta, Baluchistan. HCPC operates a combined cycle gas fired power plant with a design capacity of 140 MW Gross and Net Dependable capacity of 129 MW. The plant is in operation since 1999. EL PASO TECHNOLOGY PAKISTAN LIMITED (EPTP) provides technical and managerial services to HCPC and also are the Operations and Maintenance Contractors of HCPC. EPTP also is responsible to Identify opportunities for growth in Power and Chemical sectors. This requires carrying out market studies, due diligence both financial and technical and presenting it to shareholders. He was also responsible to manage relationships with Government, regulators, Lenders and stakeholders to ensure smooth function of the business.
He also took the additional responsibility of Chief Executive Officer of Hawa Energy Limited, a 50 MW wind project. He successfully concluded the key contracts for the project and maintained liaison with regulators and relevant ministries/ government bodies to ensure timely approvals for the project to achieve FC on time. Subsequently, he oversaw the project construction to ensure it’s on cost and on time delivery. In his previous job, he worked as Chief Operating Officer of Naveena Group’s Energy and Steel Projects. He played a leadership role to develop a green field project under the name of Naveena Steel Mills (Pvt) Ltd for a 300,000 TPA steel rebar plant at Port Qasim, Karachi. The project was completed in a record time of 20 months and has been fully commissioned. He also led the Lakeside Energy Pvt Ltd, a 50 MW wind project at Jhampir, Sindh, and was responsible to achieve financial close of the project along with securing the required regulatory approvals and conclusion of EPC contracts. The project is now under construction with target completion in November 2021. He took over as MD and CEO of Fauji Cement and Askari Cement as well as CEO of Foundation Solar Energy Limited in June 2020. Detail of Directorship in other Companies:-
- Fauji Cement Company Limited
- Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited
- Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited
- Fauji Fertilizer Company Energy Limited (FFCEL)
- Fauji Kabirwala Power Company Limited
- Fauji Infraavest Foods Limited
- Foundation Solar Energy Limited
- FFBL-Power Company Limited
- Askari Cement Limited (ACL)