Engr. Qazi Mohammad Saleem Siddiqui graduated from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds certificates in International Petroleum Management from Canadian Petroleum Institute, Canada, Negotiating Upstream Oil & Gas Contracts from CWC School for Energy Studies, London and Inspirational Leadership and Creativity from London Management Centre, London.
He was associated with the sugar industry for about five years before joining government service in November 1990. Since then, he has held various positions in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, including Assistant Director (LPG), Deputy Director (Concessions), Director (Technical), Director General (Gas), Director General (Special Projects/Administration) leading to his current post as Director General (Petroleum Concessions). He has vast experience of over 31 years of Exploration and Production industry as well as downstream sector in Pakistan. He has attended many courses/seminars/trainings abroad as well as locally. He has played a significant role in formulation of Petroleum Policy 2007, Petroleum Policy 2009 & Petroleum Policy 2012 and Petroleum Exploration & Production Rules 2013.
Mr. Siddiqui is also Director on the boards of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited. He has also served as Director on the Boards of Pakistan Petroleum Limited and Mari Petroleum Company Limited. He is also member of Board of Governors of SAARC and Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan respectively. While representing Pakistan as Governing Board member, he was elected as Chairperson of Governing Board of SAARC Energy Centre during its 11th meeting held on September 27-28, 2016 and remained Chairperson till November 19, 2018.