Minister of State for Petroleum
Senator Dr. Malik is currently serving as the Minister of State for the Ministry of Energy and
a member of the Senate in Pakistan. He has served in the cabinets of three successive
Prime Ministers of Pakistan as the Federal Minister for Water and Power, Minister of State,
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, and the Head of the Prime Minister’s Task Force
on Energy. Dr. Malik was a core member of the Prime Minister’s transformational team,
where he designed the performance delivery unit for the effective implementation of CPEC
(China’s road and belt initiative), and led the Premier’s efforts to transmute Pakistan from
an energy starved country (12-16 hours of daily power outage and acute seasonal gas
shortages) to an energy-sufficient country with zero load-shedding. Overcoming the energy
crisis resolved the daily plight of 208 million people and enhanced the country’s GDP by
2%. He has additionally held the roles of Media Advisor and Spokesperson of the Prime
Minister and remains actively involved in the Government of Pakistan as a Member of the
Senate, and previously as the Head of the Senate Committee for Water Resources.
Dr. Malik is an international expert with over 20 years of strategy consulting and leaderhip
experience in energy market transformation, public sector reform, and economic revival.
He has advised global leaders including the Crown Prince of Bahrain, the Prime Minister of
Pakistan, and Senior Cabinet Ministers of the Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, the
Sultanate of Oman, and the government of Puerto Rico on power sector restructuring,
energy sustainability & efficiency, industrial cluster development, labor market reforms,
higher education policy, healthcare systems, and building innovation ecologies.
Dr. Malik has provided strategic guidance to CEOs/Boards of private sector organizations
ranging from Fortune 500 companies in the US to the largest oil & gas corporations in the
Middle East through various stages of strategic renewal. He is renowned for transforming
corporations across the entire spectrum of the energy sector. He served as the Chairman
of the Boards of multi-billion dollar corporations including Pakistan LNG Company (PLL),
Pakistan State Oil Corporation (PSO), and Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO). As
the founding Chairman of PLL, he designed and built a corporation, ground up, responsible
for the LNG marketplace across the complete LNG value chain from procurement to sales.
He structured and executed spot and term-specific LNG contracts of over $35B in value,
and provided oversight to two LNG regassification plants with a capacity of 1.2 BCDF,
which revived the growth of fertilizer, steel and textile sectors. Dr. Malik rebranded PSO,
optimized its business portfolio, and relaunched high margin products, which led to a
~265% increase in profitability over two years, from Rs. 6.9B in 2015 to Rs. 18.2B in 2017.
At LESCO, line losses and receivables were radically reduced, and the collection rate was
increased to over 97%.
Dr. Malik has served as the Managing Director of Boston Innovation Partners. He led CRA
International (Charles River Associate) in the Middle East as the Vice President and
Regional Director. He has previously held senior positions at Arthur D. Little (USA) and
SRI Consulting / SRI International (USA).
He was appointed as the Adjunct Professor of Strategy at King Saud University, and
teaches strategy at King Fah’d University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in the
Executive MBA program. He regularly teaches senior civil service officers at the
National School of Public Policy as an adjunt faculty member.
Dr. Malik completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Ph.D., M.S. and MBA at the
University of Illinois. He has widely presented policy analyses, frameworks, and
recommendations at international conferences, and in senate and cabinet meetings.