The government of Pakistan has appointed Syed Muhammad Taha as the chief executive officer / managing director of Pakistan State Oil Company Limited (PSO) with immediate effect for a period of three years.
The position of MD in PSO was advertised in the local newspapers on June 30, 2019. PSO’s Board evaluated short-listed candidates through an interview which recommended a panel of the four candidates for the position of MD/CEO PSO in the order of preference to seek concurrence of the federal government for appointment of one of the candidates as CEO/MD PSO.
According to the officials of Petroleum Division that four candidates name as Syed Muhammad Taha, Nadeem Zaman, Jarri Masood Zaidi and Farrukh Saeed have been short-listed for the post and forwarded to the Prime Minister Secretariat for approval after got clearance from Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB).
Syed Muhammad Taha had been associated with Dubai-based consultancy firm, Oasis Energy, K-Electric Limited and PSO Prior to joining PSO as MD . He has over 27 years of experience, essentially in the energy sector both oil and utilities.
Syed Muhammad Taha worked for Shell Pakistan, Caltex Pakistan and Pakistan Steel Mill at various positions over 6 years during 1993 to 1999.
He has a reputation for successful turnaround experience making the ailing organizations grow by strategic and operational excellence, along with innovative technological solutions, while nurturing the in-house talent and preparing them for the bigger roles.
He has done Engineering from NED University Karachi and MBA in Finance from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi.