Dr. Arif Bashir
Director Technical & Operations
Dr. Arif Bashir holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering (Fuel and Energy) from University of Leads. He joined cement sector in 1982. During his career spanning over 37 years, he has proven himself in technical, managerial and research areas.
He has vast experience in the fields of chemical engineering, energy conservation, environmental studies, alternate fuels, renewable energy (biomass, solar & wind), project planning, execution and monitoring, operation and maintenance. He possesses extra ordinary skills to develop and train technical teams and has special interest in the field of applied engineering research.
He represented Pakistan on various national and international conferences. To his credit are a number of international research publications. He is also associated with educational institutions as examiner and active member of board of studies in various institutions. He supervised university students in applied research projects leading towards the degree of Ph.D.
He is pioneer in conversion of cement industry from furnace oil to coal firing that changed the entire structure of Pakistan Cement Industry.
He is associated with DGKC since 1993 where he oversaw the expansion of the plant and setting up of new line of cement production. In 2004 he was given the tremendous responsibility to set up state of the art KHP factory which he successfully completed in 2007. In 2011 he was posted on the top technical post of the Company as Director (Technical & Operations).
His technical expertise and leadership has been instrumental in incredible growth of the Company. He played a pivotal role in training and professional development of the company engineers.
He is also overseeing the planning, initiation and execution of many other projects of Nishat Paper Products Co. Limited and Nishat Power Projects.
He is also member Punjab Chief Minister task force on fast track power projects.
He also serves on the boards of directors of Pakgen Power Limited and Nishat Paper Products Company Limited.