Mujahid Ali

Mujahid Ali

General Manager Exploration (New Ventures and International/ Unconventional)

Mujahid Ali is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of diverse experience both local and international in the exploration and production industry.

Ali joined Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) in 2015 as Manager Exploration (New Ventures). He went on to become Senior Manager Exploration (New Ventures) in 2017, following which he had a brief stint as Coord. General Manager (New Ventures and International/ Unconventional) (NVIU) before being promoted to General Manager (NVIU) on April 29, 2021. Ali played a pivotal role in strengthening the NVIU function at PPL for portfolio optimization through a viable strategy of farm-in/out and acquisition of new blocks. Under his leadership, New Ventures’ team is exploring opportunities to expand PPL’s international footprint.

Prior to joining PPL, Ali remained associated with Eni S.p.A for over 15 years, serving on key positions at its various global offices in Pakistan, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia with a brief stint in the UK. He also worked at LASMO Oil Pakistan Limited between 1989 and 2000.  

Ali did his Master of Science in Petroleum Exploration Geology from Imperial College London in 1992 where he also received the Barrel Award. Prior to this, he obtained a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Petroleum Geology from University of Karachi between 1987 and 1989. Besides, he has attended various international and national professional training programmes.