Moin Raza Khan
Moin Raza Khan assumed charge as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) on January 7, 2019 in addition to his role as Deputy Managing Director (Exploration & Business Development). He is also a member of the Board Human Resource and Strategy and Finance Committees.
Khan’s association with PPL dates back to April 1983 when he joined the company as Junior Geologist after he was selected for PPL’s highly competitive merit-based Foreign Scholarship Scheme for a master's in geosciences at the University of Tulsa, USA. On his return home in 1985, he was designated as a Geologist.
After nearly a decade, Khan left the company when he was Deputy Chief Geologist and rejoined in 2004 as Senior Manager Exploration with the overall charge of new ventures and international exploration.
During the time he was away from PPL, Khan worked with Union Texas Pakistan (later British Petroleum and now United Energy Pakistan Limited), Lasmo Oil Pakistan, Lasmo PLC, London and Eni Pakistan Limited, gaining experience with international exploration and production companies operating in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Arabian Peninsula, Indonesia, Ireland and the North Sea.
Khan took over as General Manager Exploration in 2009. His tenure saw rapid growth in the company’s exploration portfolio and activities which has, to date, resulted in at least two dozen discoveries.
On February 1, 2012, Khan was appointed Deputy Managing Director (Operations) with overall responsibility for Exploration, Technical and Corporate Services as well as Human Resources.
Between March 2013 and May 2015, Khan assumed the role as Deputy Managing Director/ Chief Coordinating Officer with the responsibility of overseeing Exploration, Production, Technical Services and Projects.
Subsequently, he was redesignated as Deputy Managing Director (Exploration & Business Development) in 2016.
Khan has attended a number of local and foreign trainings, including a rigorous Executive Development Programme on 'Strategy and Organization' at Stanford University, USA in 2008.
He has also presented and published over 40 technical papers on geosciences and various other disciplines of the E&P industry in local and international conferences as well as co-authored a first-ever book on ‘Petroleum Geology of Pakistan’.
Khan is a director of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, PPL Asia E&P B.V. and PPL Europe E&P Limited. He is Vice Chairman of Petroleum Institute of Pakistan and had a short stint as its pro bono chief executive officer.
He also served as Chairman, Pakistan Association of Petroleum Geoscientists (PAPG), an affiliate of the prestigious American Association of Petroleum Geologists, between 2010 and 2013 and conducted PAPG-SPE Annual Technical Conference as its Chairman in 2012.