Syed Kaleem Akhtar

Deputy Managing Director, Assets Operations

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in oil and gas operations, Akhtar joined Pakistan Petroleum Limited in 1982 as Drilling Engineer. Since then, he has served in various capacities, including Chief Engineer Drilling, Manager Drilling and Senior Manager Drilling Operations, overseeing exploratory as well as development drilling and field operations.

Prior to assuming charge as Deputy Managing Director, Assets Operations in 2015, Akhtar was General Manager Production. In his current role, he is responsible for the overall management of PPL's producing assets.  

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi and has attended various specialized technology and management training programmes at reputed local and international institutions. His areas of expertise are drilling engineering and operations planning.