Faheem HaiderManaging Director/CEO
Mr. Faheem Haider is Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director of Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) since August 2020. Currently, he is the only executive director on the board of MPCL.
Mr. Haider is also Chairman of the Board of Foundation Solar Energy Limited (FSEL) and serving as a non-executive director on the boards of the following companies:
- National Resources (Pvt) Limited
- Pakistan International Oil Limited (UAE)
- Askari Cement Limited
- Fauji Akbar Portia Marine Terminal Limited
During his international career spanning over 28 years, he has held various technical and leadership positions with international oil and gas companies such as Union Texas Petroleum, OMV Pakistan Exploration GmbH, Helix RDS Limited UK, BG Group Plc UK, and Neptune Energy Group UK (formally known as Engie E&P International). Other than Pakistan, he has been based in full-time roles in the UK, Oman, Egypt and France working on a variety of projects in the Middle East, North Africa, across Europe and the Asia Pacific.
He has a sound understanding of the E&P business from a technical, operational and commercial perspective. Apart from handling the core E&P operations in different parts of the world, he has hands-on experience of joint venture management, leading growth strategies, business development, operational excellence, organization development, transformation and stakeholders’ management. Before joining MPCL, Mr. Haider was working with Neptune Energy as Head of Strategy and Business Development for North Africa and Pacific, based in London where he significantly contributed towards the growth of Neptune’s business in Egypt, Indonesia and Australia.
Although Mr. Haider is an upstream E&P professional, through his most recent assignment at MPCL, board experiences and exposure to Fauji Foundation Group’s other businesses have allowed him to diversify his skillset beyond oil and gas to other sectors e.g. mining, power, cement, fertilizer and terminals business.
Mr. Haider holds a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering & Production Management (w/distinction) from Imperial College London, UK; a post-graduate diploma from College of Petroleum Studies, Oxford, UK and a BSc (w/honors) degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.