Syed Wamiq Bokhari

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Syed Wamiq Bokhari joined Pakistan Petroleum Limited as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on March 16, 2015. He is a member of the Board Strategy and Operations, Human Resource, Enterprise Risk and Procurement committees as well as director on the board of PPL’s wholly-owned subsidiaries PPL Asia E&P B.V. and PPL Europe E&P Limited.

A seasoned oil and gas professional, Bokhari has over 31 years of experience, mainly with three international majors: Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation), Eni S.p.A. and Atlantic Richfield Company, USA. 

His professional tenure has entailed assignments in several countries, spanning five continents, the last as Regional Manager, KUFPEC, overseeing the Canada and South East Asia Region. He has also held several other senior executive positions in the oil and gas industry during the last 15 years.

Bokhari has a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Petroleum Engineering from University of Texas, USA and has attended numerous executive management programmes at prestigious institutions, including Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, UK. He also has a BS in Aerosciences and served in Pakistan Air Force GD (P) Branch.

Besides his responsibilities at PPL, Bokhari is Chairman of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Pakistan Chapter and is on the Board of Governors of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). 

Earlier, Bokhari has served as Chairman, Pakistan Association of Petroleum Geoscientists, Senior Vice Chairman, Pakistan Petroleum Exploration and Production Companies Association and director of Petroleum Institute of Pakistan. He has also been on the advisory board of the Petroleum Engineering Department at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.