Mr Qamar Haris Manzoor
Chief Executive / Managing Director

Qamar Haris Manzoor has done his Masters in Chemical Engineer from US and holds over 33 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 MD of Foundation Solar Energy Limited.

Brig Riaz Ahmed Gondal SI(M), (Retd), Company Secretory

Brigadier Riaz Ahmed Gondal, SI(M), (Retd) is serving as the Company Secretary Fauji Cement Company Limited since 27 June 2018. He was commissioned in Pakistan Army in 1985 in Frontier Force Regiment. He attended Company Commander Course from Germany in 1992/93; a graduate of Command & Staff College, Quetta and National Defence University, Islamabad. During his 32 years of military career, he remained employed on various command, staff and instructional assignments. He served as United Nations Military Observer in Sierra Leone for one year. He remained as a faculty member at School of Infantry & Tactics Quetta, Command & Staff College, Quetta and Joint Command & Staff College, Sudan. He commanded a Brigade in the South Waziristan Agency for 2 years. As a Brigadier, he remained employed as Chief Instructor in School of Infantry and Tactics, Quetta besides serving as Director General National University of Modern Languages Islamabad. He holds a diploma in German language from National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.

Omer Ashraf, CFO

Mr Omer Ashraf joined FCCL in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (FCA), with over 23 years of rich professional experience in managing finances, budget, tax planning, investor relations, project development, project financing and mergers & acquisitions. He remained extensively involved in the expansion of FCCL from a capacity of 3700 TPD to 11,500 TPD. During this period, he also led the clean energy initiatives by the Company including Waste Heat Recovery and 12.5 MW Captive Solar Power Projects.

Mr Muhammad Tariq, Director Operations

Mr Muhammad Tariq is serving as Senior General Manager (Plant) FCCL since 21 August 2017. A graduate mechanical engineer who has over 25 years of professional experience in cement plant operations. He started his career with a small company as site engineer and moved to the level of director operations in a large multinational cement company. During his career, he worked with different organizations and remained fully exposed to local and international working environments.

Brig Abdul Jabbar, SI(M), Retd, GM(HR & Admin)

Brigadier Abdul Jabbar, SI(M), is serving as General Manager (HR & Admin) since May 2019. He was commissioned in 1987 in Pakistan Army. He holds a Master degree in Mil & Gen Science from University of Peshawar. In his 31 years of military career, he was posted on various command, staff and instructional assignments. 

Brig Muhammad Iqbal Tahir (Retd), GM (Mktg & Sales)

Brigadier Muhammad Iqbal Tahir, SI(M), (Retd) is serving as General Manager (Marketing & Sales) since June 2017. He was commissioned in Pakistan Army in 1984 . He holds a Master degree in Arts from Quaid-e-Azam University and Masters degree in Art & Science of War Studies from Baluchistan University