Since October 10, 2021, Mr. Arif ur Rehman has been serving as Chief Executive Officer of Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited, FFBL Power Company Limited, and Fauji Meat Limited. He is also on the Board of Directors of Fauji Foods Limited, Askari Bank Limited, and Pakistan Maroc Phosphore S.A.
In July 2016, he was appointed Chief Manufacturing Officer, based at the Head Office in Lahore, with responsibility for all aspects of manufacturing for the Fatima Group’s three Fertilizer Manufacturing facilities: Fatima Fertilizers, Sadiqabad; Pak Arab Fertilizer Company, Multan; and Fatima Fertilizers, Lahore (ex-Dawood Hercules). He had responsibility for Operations, Costs, budgets, and People aspects for all Fertilizers. In addition, he was also responsible for the Supply Chain Function for the entire group, where he controlled the budget of about USD 200 Million per year, growth, sustainability, and strategy of the FG; Fertilizer Business.
In 2007, he joined the Fatima Group as Project Director and led the USD 750 Million Project from groundbreaking until its commissioning. This was a greenfield project comprising Ammonia, Urea, NP, CAN, Nitric Acid, utilities, and related facilities. One of the salient features of the job was that it was a self-managed EPC Project. Arif was engaged with dozens of international contractors directly and completed the project successfully in 2011. After the commissioning of the project, Arif was appointed its Director of Operations. In that role, he brought the site to its full potential through a series of revamps that included the plants and organizational and system improvements. As a result, the production increased from 0.8 to 1,475 Million tons per year, and the bottom line improved from -PKR 2.0 Billion to +10 Billion.
In 1996, he joined ICI Pakistan’s PTA Business, which was the first and is still the only PTA plant in Pakistan with new technology. He worked as the commissioning leader for the most complex Oxidation Plant. Later on, he led all the remaining sections of the PTA plant (Purification and Utilities) and took over as the first local Production Manager for the PTA Business in 2001. He also worked as Technical Services and DBN Manager and was appointed Site Operations Manager in 2005, where he was responsible for Operations, Maintenance, inspection, and Materials Management.
Mr. Arif started his professional career at Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC), where he initially worked as a Process Engineer in the Ammonia, urea, and Utilities plants. Later on, he worked as Process Engineering In-Charge, Operations Engineer-Ammonia, and Ammonia DBN Commissioning Engineer. In mid-1994, his services were transferred to the FJFC (now FFBL) project team. He worked at FJFC for about 3 years and was a part of the multidisciplinary team that developed the FJFC Project from inception to firm order placement. He led the engineering and improvement of the Ammonia Plant. For that project, he remained in the USA for about a year as the ammonia plant lead.