Tauseef Farooqi has completed his 4-year term as Chairman of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA).
According to the details given by the Authority on their official website, Tauseef Farooqi joined NEPRA as Chairman on 5 August 2019. He has over 27 years of experience in the TechnoCommercial sector, with a focus on managing the Commercial/Business side of IPP/IWPP projects. He began his career with WAPDA in 1991 and has had the distinct privilege of working on both the Technical and Finance sides of the organization. From 1997 to 2000, he worked with multinational companies in the power, water, and energy sectors on multi-billion dollar projects such as the International Power of the UK on Pakistan’s largest Kot Addu Power Plant.
Farooqi holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, an MBA from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, and a diploma from the world-renowned Columbia Business School in the United States.
Farooqi has constructed the top three (3) IWPP projects in Abu Dhabi since 2000, beginning with Taweelah A2 (710 MW and 50 MIGD, a 750 Million USD Project) and Shuweihat S1 (1500 MW and 100 MIGD, a 1.5 Billion USD Project) with CMS Energy of the United States. In 2005, he joined Marubeni of Japan on their largest outside-of-Japan investment in Taweelah B, Abu Dhabi’s largest power plant (2000 MW and 160 MIGD, a USD 3 billion project).
It is pertinent to mention here that the Special Secretary in the Establishment Division, Wasim Mukhtar is likely to be appointed as the Chairman of NEPRA. The federal government approved Wasim Mukhtar’s name through the circulation summary. He scored the highest 78 marks in the interview, while Abid Latif Lodhi scored 74 and Kamran Riaz scored 70.