Syed Zakria Ali Shah

Syed Zakria Ali Shah


Syed Zakria Ali Shah joined Pakistan Petroleum Limited’s Board of Directors on August 26, 2021. He is Chairman of Board Procurement Committee and a member of Audit Committee.

A Civil Engineer by profession, Shah, has over 27 years of integrated working experience in the private, public and development sectors. He is currently serving as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division).

Shah joined the Office Management Group of Pakistan Civil Services in 1998 and has served in various capacities in a number of institutions and ministries. These include President’s Secretariat as Director General, Establishment Division as Joint Secretary (Discipline & Litigation), Economic Affairs Division as Deputy Secretary (United Nations), Embassy of Pakistan in Morocco as Commercial Counselor, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Development Authority as General Manager Planning and Development and United States Agency for International Development as Team Leader (Infrastructure) for USD 150 million FATA Livelihood Development Program.

Earlier, he also served as the first chief executive officer of China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (CPEC-A) and District Administrator Afghan Refugees at Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from NWFP University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, now University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, in 1993. Being a Civil Engineer, he worked as Project Director on various projects of national importance. These include extension of Northern Bypass up to Indus Highway, including interchange at Chamkani at Peshawar end of Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway M-1, rehabilitation of existing carriageway of Indus Highway from Rajanpur to Dera Ghazi Khan, construction of full clover leaf interchange at Faizabad Islamabad and strengthening and extension of runway at Islamabad Airport.

Currently, he is serving as director on the boards of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited and Interstate Gas Systems (Private) Limited.

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