Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) is an accomplished professional with an illustrious career spanning over 40 years. He has held various prestigious positions within the Pakistan Army including, most notably, Chief of General Staff, Director General Military Operations and Commander of a Strike Corps.
Known for his candid opinions, he is a critical and creative thinker and capable of making strategic decisions in complex and uncertain environment for achieving sustainable results. He has been the architect of several critical assignments carried out by the Pakistan Army in recent past for securing the Country's defence. Gen Ishfaq holds master's degree in War and Strategic Studies from National Defence University Islamabad.
Apart from national security and national defence strategies, Gen Ishfaq has experience in energy security vis--vis conventional and alternate energy sources, management of national resources, management of change at strategic institutions, and negotiations and contracting at the highest levels. He is well-versed in interdependence of economics, procurement, logistics, and mobilization in various industrial and commercial sectors as he holds Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from Industrial College of Armed Forces, National Defence University, Washington D.C. (USA). He is also a graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta and Joint Services Command and Staff College (UK).
He is an avid reader and a keen sportsman with special interest in hockey and tennis.
Gen Ishfaq assumed the charge of Managing Director/CEO of Mari Petroleum Company Limited on 26 January 2017.