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Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited

Green power – it’s all about going green

Incorporated in 2008 as a subsidiary to develop power projects in Pakistan, Engro Energy is Engro Corp’s first initiative into the country’s power sector. Our aim is to ease the burden on the nation’s energy sector by developing projects exploring cleaner, more efficient and economically viable sources of power generation including wind, hydro and solar energy. Engro Energy Limited owns and operates Engro Energy Qadirpur Limited, a 217 megawatt power plant and the group’s first initiative in the power sector of Pakistan. Engro Energy Qadirpur Limited was listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange in October 2014 where 25% of the shares were offered. As of now Engro Energy Qadirpur Limited is 69% owned by Engro Corp via Engro Energy whereas the remainder is owned by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and employees.

Our first Independent Power Project (IPP) and unique concept in energy conservation – the 217 MW power plant in Qadirpur is presently the only green facility of its kind in Pakistan to utilize permeate gas for reduced carbon emissions. The only gas based Independent Power Project in Pakistan to reach completion within the stipulated time frame, the Engro Energy Qadirpur plant has opened new doors of opportunity for investors hailing from Pakistan’s private and public sectors.

This project is very unique in a way that it utilizes high sulfur gas which was being flared through Qadirpur Gas Field for almost a decade. It converts this sulfur into electric power. This energy conservation idea showed the waste gas a right path to burn. This is a 1+1+1 configuration dual fuel fired combined cycle power plant with a 123 MW Gas T Turbine, 400 tons/hour Heat Recovery Steam Generator and 110 MW Steam Turbine. The plant uses permeate gas as its primary fuel source and HSD as backup fuel. The unique fuel usage, which was previously being flared, makes Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited one of the lowest opportunity cost thermal power plants in the country.

As we forge ahead, Engro Energy Qadirpur will continue to pave the way for brighter living with investments aimed at boosting the nation’s energy sector, preserving the environment, inspiring new innovations and forming lasting changes within the communities that we engage with.


To ensure affordable energy and reliable operations thereby creating value for all stakeholders


Plant operations and maintenance in a manner resulting in continuous supply to national grid by harnessing human talent and local resources giving high priority to health, safety and environment in a positive, sustainable and affordable way.


Engro's leadership comprises some of the most enterprising leaders of the corporate world in Pakistan. These individuals are responsible for conceptualizing and articulating goals that bring our people together in pursuit of set objectives. They lead the company with a firm commitment to the values and spirit of Engro. In our journey to become a profitable, growth-oriented and sustainable company, our management structure has evolved to create a more transparent and accessible organization.

Engro's Board of Directors includes one executive director, two independent directors and six non-executive directors. The Board has the collective responsibility for ensuring that the affairs of Engro are managed competently and with integrity.

  • Ahsan Zafar Syed Chairman

    Ahsan Zafar Syed is the CEO of Engro Energy Limited -– the wholly owned subsidiary of Engro Corporation. As the CEO of Engro Energy, Ahsan leads various subsidiaries spread across three critical streams of the Company which include investments, services and the business development portfolio. The investments portfolio includes Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited; Engro Powergen Thar Limited; Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company; GEL Project in Nigeria and Siddiqsons Energy Limited. Under services ambit, Ahsan provides leadership to various O&M and PM endeavors of Engro Energy whilst under the business development portfolio he looks after the Company’s focus on developing new projects in the indigenous thermal and renewables space.

    He is also the Senior Vice President in Engro Corporation and a member on the Executive Committee which acts in an advisory capacity to the President of the Engro group. He also holds the office of the Chairman on the Boards of Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited; Engro Powergen Thar Limited; and Engro Energy Services Limited. In addition, he is also a Director on the Boards of Tenaga Generasi Limited; and Thar Foundation. In the past he has also served as a Convenor for the Light Engineering Goods sector in the Engineering Development Board.

    Armed with an under-graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Karachi’s NED University of Engineering and Technology with a subsequent post-graduate degree in Fluid Mechanics (Mechanical Engineering) from Manhattan College, New York, USA, Ahsan has a combined professional experience of over 28 years. His expertise lies in project management, design, construction and execution of large, complex manufacturing and industrial complexes.

    Ahsan started off his professional career with Engro (then Exxon Chemicals Limited) in 1991 and climbed through the corporate ladder to be part of the lead team executing the USD 1.1 billion EnVen Project for Engro Fertilizers Limited. Regarded as one of the largest corporate sector development projects then, Ahsan was critical in managing and handling all construction related activities of the new fertilizer complex.

    Post the EnVen commissioning, Ahsan had a brief stint working on the group’s Alternate Energy division in the energy vertical and the manufacturing plant of Engro Foods, before being asked to head the manufacturing side of Engro Eximp Agriproducts – the rice processing facility of the Engro group located at Muridke – Punjab. Using his business acumen and analytical ability, Ahsan executed a stellar turnaround in the processing unit of the rice business, laying a solid foundation for the business’ strong performance in the years ahead.

    In 2014, Ahsan was tasked yet again to head Engro’s second foray into the energy vertical – the development of Engro Powergen Thar Private Limited’s (EPTL) two 330MW coal-fired power plant in Tharparkar, Sindh. Regarded as a critical project under the early-harvest initiatives of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework, EPTL is a billion-dollar project with majority shareholding of Engro Energy.

    As an individual, Ahsan is a social extrovert who likes to network and meet new people and learn from their diverse ideas, opinions and experiences of life. In his free time, he loves to read – be it fiction, non-fiction or magazines dealing with lifestyle or current affairs. He is also a music enthusiast and enjoys listening to different kinds of music – both old and the new. Ahsan’s personal philosophy of life revolves around making the best of what one has and enjoying life to the fullest.

    Although a fan of travelling, Ahsan lives in Karachi together with his family.

  • Shahab Qader Chief Executive Officer

    Shahab has had more than 21 years of industry experience in the chemical process and power utility industry where his expertise ranges from project development and project execution to Operations & Management. In addition to having worked through project development and execution at a senior level, Shahab has been part of Operations & Management teams in the first twelve years of his career. He holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from UET. He joined the EPQL board in March 2017.

  • Shahid Hamid Pracha Director

    Shahid Hamid Pracha chairs the Boards of Dawood Lawrencepur Limited, Tenaga Generasi Limited, Reon Limited and Sach International (Pvt) Limited and is a board director at Inbox Business Technologies Limited. He has been associated with the Dawood Hercules Group since 2007 and formerly served as a board director of Engro Corporation Limited and it’s subsidiaries Engro Fertiizer and Engro Powergen as well as the Hub Power Company Limited. He retired as Chief Executive of Dawood Hercules Corporation in October 2014 after previously working as the CEO of The Dawood Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the group. Whilst in that role, he was concurrently the first CEO of The Karachi Education Initiative, the sponsoring entity of the Karachi School for Business & Leadership.

    He is a graduate electrical engineer from the University of Salford, UK and prior to joining the Dawood Hercules Group, spent a major part of his career with ICI Plc’s Pakistan operations in a variety of senior roles including a period of international secondment with the parent company in the UK. He joined the EPQL board in 2010.

  • Hasnain Moochhala Director

    Hasnain Moochhala joined Engro Corporation Limited as Chief Financial Officer in June 2017. Prior to that, he has had a in Commercial Finance, M&A, Corporate Governance, Treasury and Audit over 30 years across Europe and Asia. The last 20 years of his career was with Royal Dutch Shell in various roles including Finance Director Shell Pakistan, Head of Finance for Shell Lubricants Asia Pac, Head of Downstream M&A East and Finance Manager Upstream Joint Ventures.

    Hasnain has partnered with businesses of significant size across China, South and East Asia, delivering turnaround business performance whilst ensuring robust business controls and compliance in matrixed organizations. His key achievements in prior roles include the delivery of material M&A transactions, the formulation of global best practice in Joint Venture Governance, cost leadership and the building of strategic partnerships with various stakeholders. Hasnain has also led, coached and mentored teams in Singapore and Pakistan, as well as virtual teams across Asia Pacific and Europe.

  • Shabbir Hashmi Director

    Shabbir Hashmi has more than 35 years of project finance and private equity experience. At Actis Capital, one of the largest private equity investors in the emerging market, he has led the Pakistan operations. Prior to Actis, he was responsible for a large regional portfolio of CDC Group Plc for Pakistan and Bangladesh. He also did a long stint with USAID and later briefly with the World Bank in Pakistan, specializing in planning and develoment of energy sector of the country. In the past, he has held more than 24 board directorships as a nominee of CDC/Actis and 11 directorships as an independent director.

    Currently, he is serving as an independent director on the Boards of DH Corporation Limited, Dawood Lawrencepur Limited and Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited.He is also on the board of governors of The Help Care Society which is operating K-12 schools in Lahore for underprivileged children. He is an engineer from Dawood College of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan and holds an MBA from J.F. Kennedy University, USA. He joined the EPQL Board in 2010.

  • Javed Akbar Director

    Javed Akbar is a Chemical Engineer and has over 40 years of experience in fertilizer and chemical business with Exxon, Engro and Vopak in Pakistan and overseas. He was part of the buyout team in 1991 when Exxon divested its stake in Engro.

    Prior to his retirement in 2006, he was Chief Executive of Engro Vopak Terminal Limited, a joint venture between Engro and Royal Vopak of Holland. After retirement, he established a consulting company specializing in analyzing and forecasting petroleum, petrochemical and energy industry trends and providing strategic insight.

    He currently serves on the board of companies involved in fertilizer, petroleum, power and renewable energy. He joined the EPQL Board in 2010.

  • Aliya Yusuf Director

    Aliya Yusuf is a Partner at the law firm of Orr Dignam & Co. and is based at the Firm’s Karachi office. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Sindh and a Barrister from Gray’s Inn. As with other Partners of the Firm, she deals with a wide range of corporate, financial and commercial matters. Her focus areas are M&A (including privatization) and project work, joint ventures in the energy, pharmaceutical and communication sectors and real estate development. She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. She joined the EPQL Board in 2008.

  • Vaqar Zakaria Director

    Vaqar Zakaria has 40 years’ experience in energy and environmental management in Pakistan and in the region. His professional focus has been on business policy and strategy evaluation, planning of energy production and distribution systems, energy pricing, demand forecasting, and environmental assessment of energy projects. With private sector firms, he has been extensively involved in power, and oil and gas infrastructure projects, including conceptual planning, engineering and project management. He has assisted the Planning Commission, energy ministries, state owned utilities, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the private sector in the development of energy infrastructure, policies to promote investment in the energy sector, and in formulating short and long-term energy plans. He played a key role in setting up Hagler Bailly Pakistan in 1990, where he continues to oversee all organizational matters. He has also been instrumental in establishing the Himalayan Wildlife Project, an NGO active in setting up national parks and assisting the communities and government in management of the protected areas. He holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He joined the EPQL Board in 2008.

  • Mohammad Saqib Director

Management Committee (MANCOM) is headed by the CEO, and includes the functional heads of all departments. The committee meets to discuss Company’s performance and works in an advisory capacity to the CEO. The Secretary of the committee is Mr. Aamir Aslam.

  • Shahab Qader CEO

    Shahab has had more than 21 years of industry experience in the chemical process and power utility industry where his expertise ranges from project development and project execution to Operations & Management. In addition to having worked through project development and execution at a senior level, Shahab has been part of Operations & Management teams in the first twelve years of his career. He holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from UET. He joined the EPQL board in March 2017.

  • Kashif Ahmed Soomro Member

    Kashif Soomro holds an MBA degree from the IBA, Karachi and is currently the Director of Human Resources and Administration at Sindh Engro Coal and Mining Corporation. He served as a Human Resource Manager in Pakarab Fertilizer Limited. Since 2008, he has been affiliated with Engro and has worked previously worked in Engro Food.

  • Farooq Nazim Shah Member

    Faroq Nizam Shah is an electrical Engineer and has an experience of over more than 24 years in fields of energy and fertilizer. He is currently Director Energy Service at Engro Energy Limited and General Manager Plant at Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limted. He has formerly served as an Engineering Manager at Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited and Manager – Instrument and Electrical at Engro Fertilizer. He holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from NED University.