Qamar Haris Manzoor

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board June 03, 2020

Mr. Manzoor has done his Masters in Chemical Engineer from US and holds over 35 years of experience in plant and project management. He started his career with ICI managing its Soda Ash Plant operations, and worked on ICI’s polyester plant in Pakistan in the Plant Operations, ICI’s PTA Plant as Director Manufacturing, along with various aspects of plant i.e. from Commissioning, Operations Management, Process Engineering, Project Engineering and HSE. He has also been a technical advisor of Lotte for its growth strategies in Pakistan and contributed in setting up 48 MW Cogen Plant at Lotte’s PTA Plant. He also held senior positions in Operation at Exxon Chemical Pakistan Ltd at their Fertilizer Plant. Later, he took over the role of Chief Executive Officer of El Paso Technology Pakistan Limited and Chief Operating Officer of Habibullah Coastal Power Company.

Mr. Manzoor took the additional responsibility of Chief Executive Officer of Hawa Energy Limited, a 50 MW wind project and successfully concluded the key contracts for the project, maintained liaison with regulators and relevant ministries / government bodies to ensure timely approvals for the project to achieve Financial Close on time. Subsequently, he oversaw the project construction to ensure it’s on cost and on time delivery. In his previous job, he worked as Chief Operating Officer of Naveena Group’s Energy and Steel Projects. He played a leadership role to develop a green field project under the name of Naveena Steel Mills (Pvt) Ltd for a 300,000 TPA steel rebar plant at Port Qasim, Karachi. He also led the Lakeside Energy Pvt Ltd, a 50 MW wind project at Jhampir, Sindh, and was responsible to achieve financial close of the project along with securing the required regulatory approvals and conclusion of EPC contracts.

He took over as MD and CEO of Fauji Cement Company Limited and Askari Cement Limited as well as CEO of Foundation Solar Energy Limited w.e.f June 3, 2020.

He is Chairman of Systems & Technology Committee and member of Investment Committee of FFC.