Profile:Akhtar Ali

Text Box:  Profile: Akhtar Ali
(Independent Energy and Environment Consultant)

  • BE (Mechanical, 1971, NED, Karachi). MS (1974, METU, Turkey).
  • Research Fellow Harvard University, 1988-89.
Positions held
  • General Manager, Production, Heavy Mechanical Complex, Taxila.
  • Managing Director, Karachi Pipe Mills, Karachi.
  • Chief Executive Officer, Proplan Associates (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Independent Energy and Environment Consultant.
Books Authored by Syed Akhtar Ali;
·         Pakistan: Issues in Energy Policy (2010) Forthcoming
·         In the aftermath of floods (2010) Forthcoming
·         Pakistan’s Development Challenges: Federation, Security
and Governance (2010)
·         Pakistan’s Energy Development: the Road Ahead (2010)
·         Nuclear Politics and Challenges of Governance (1998)
·         Political Economy of Pakistan; An agenda for reforms (1994)
·         South Asia: Nuclear Stalemate or Conflagration (1987)
·         Pakistan’s Nuclear Dilemma; Energy and Security Dimensions (1984)
Thrust Areas in consulting
·         Energy projects development
·         Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA); cost and tariff studies
Recent assignments completed
·         Evaluation of coal power plant project (Client: NEPRA)
·         Rental Power Tariff determinations methodologies (Client: NEPRA)
·         DISCOM Tariff application procedures (Client: NEPRA)
Past experience in consulting
·         QMS: ISO 9000, feasibility studies, sectoral studies, strategy consulting,
      Corporate Planning and Management
Sectoral Focus
·         Engineering industries; Energy
Subjects taught:
·         Production & Operations Management
·         Project Management
·         Quality Management
New Courses (to be offered to prospective schools)
·         Energy Management
·         Environmental Management
·         Pollution Control
·         Risk Management
·         Environmental Management Systems (ISO-14000)