Dr. Arif Bashir
Director Technical & Operations
Dr. Arif Bashir holds a Ph.D. degree, by profession he is Chemical Engineering. He joined cement sector in 1983. During his career spanning over 38 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 good skills to develop and train technical teams having special interest in the field of applied engineering research.
He represented Pakistan on various national and international conferences. To his credit are number of international research publications. He is also associated with educational institutions as examiner and active member of board of studies. He supervised university students in applied research projects leading towards the degree of Ph.D.
He is pioneer in conversion of domestic cement industry from furnace oil to coal and alternate fuels firing that has changed the entire structure of Pakistan Cement Industry.
He is associated with DGKC since 1993, where he oversaw the expansion of plants and setting up of three new cement production lines with number of optimizing projects. In 2004, he was given challenging responsibility to set up state of the art greenfield 7000 tpd Khairpur project which was successfully completed in 2007. In 2011 he was posted on the top technical post of the Company as Director (Technical & Operations). He was also heading technical team who completed Pakistan largest 10,000 tpd Cement project in 2018 at Hub, district Lasbela Balochistan.
His technical expertise and leadership have been instrumental in vertical growth of the Company. He played a pivotal role in training and development of skilled professional team of engineers and technicians. He also serves on the boards of directors of Pakgen Power Limited and Nishat Paper Products Company Limited.