Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Dr. Arshad Mahmood

Chief Executive Officer, PMC
Secretary to the Government of Punjab, Pakistan, Mines & Minerals Department

Dr. Arshad Mahmood belongs to Civil Service of Pakistan with 25 years of high profile experience in Public, Corporate and multi-lateral sectors. He has been serving as Secretary, Mines & Minerals Department since more than three years and has initiated aggressive mineral exploration programs especially for Iron Ore and Copper. He has shaped up integrated iron ore based HRC Steel Mills Complex Project at Chiniot as well as mine mouth model for power generation based on indigenous coal resources, which offer unique investment opportunities.

He has vast experience of serving in the Ministries of Finance, Planning & Development, Cooperatives, Housing and Urban Development. His key professional skills pertain to structuring of joint ventures for mega investment opportunities, Public Private Partnerships, Corporate Restructuring, Investment Analysis and Syndicate Financing. He has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of multiple wholly owned public sector companies and has remained as Head of Investment Banking in the Bank of Punjab. He has also served with UNDP, National Audit Office, London and State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Boston, USA. He is British Chevening Scholar and got his MSc. in Finance & Management from Cranfield University, School of Management, England. He is also Hubert Humphrey Fellow (Fulbright) in Finance & Banking from Boston University, School of Management, MA, USA. He has received training in financial management at World Bank and IMF & has played significant role in promotion of Public Private Partnerships in Punjab, Pakistan. He has Bachelors degree in Medicine (M.B.B.S) form King Edward Medical College (KEMC), Lahore, Pakistan.

He is a keen Golfer, loves classical music and takes interest in genetic research and cosmology. He has travelled to multiple countries for professional engagements and tourism.


Secretary at Mines & Minerals Department , Government of Punjab, Pakistan
October 2013 – Present 

CEO at Punjab Mineral Company
October 2013 – Present

Managing Director at Punjab Mineral Development Corporation
December 2013 – June 2016 (2 years 7 months)

Secretary at Finance Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan
December 2015 – January 2016 (2 months)

CEO at Punjab Energy Holding Company
April 2015 – November 2015 (8 months)

Secretary at Housing, Urban Development &Public Health Engineering Department (HUD&PHED),Govt. of the Punjab
May 2014 – September 2015 (1 year 5 months)

Special Secretary at Finance Department,Government of Punjab,Pakistan
April 2013 – October 2013 (7 months)

Registrar Cooperatives at Cooperatives Department, Government of the Punjab, Pakistan
November 2012 – April 2013 (6 months)

Member Planning & Development Board,Public Private Partnerships at Planning & Development Department, Government of the Punjab, Pakistan
March 2011 – November 2011 (9 months)

Director General at Faisalabad Development Authority
May 2009 – April 2011 (2 years)

CEO at Punjab Land Development Company
April 2010 – November 2010 (8 months)

Managing Director at Water & Sanitation Agency (WASA)
July 2008 – September 2010 (2 years 3 months)

Head of Investment Banking at The Bank of Punjab
January 2008 – July 2008 (7 months)

Economic Analyst at State Street Global Advisors(SSgA) , Boston, MA
June 2007 – December 2007 (7 months)

Research Intern at National Audit Office London (NAO)
July 2004 – September 2004 (3 months)


Boston University, School of Management,MA,USA
Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in Finance & Banking, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Strategic
Management, Economics, 2006 – 2007

Cranfield University – Cranfield School of Management
Master of Science (MSc), Finance and Management, 2003 – 2004
Activities and Societies: Worked with National Audit Office, London, UK for investment analysis of Public
Private Partnership in LIFT, NHS

Civil Services Academy, Lahore, Pakistan
Public Administration, Economics, Law, 1993 – 1994
King Edward Medical College, Punjab, Pakistan
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), Medicine, Surgery, Pathology, 1985 – 1990

Skills & Expertise

Mineral Exploration
Power Project Development
Public-private Partnerships
Project Finance
Strategic Planning
Investment Banking
Project Management
Joint Ventures
Affordable Housing
Fiscal Policy
Urban Planning