Indus Refinery Limited "IRL" means traditionally high production quality & standards.



Company Overview

Board of Directors

Corporate Partners

Project Services Providers

Corporate Services Provider


Project Development

Press Release / News


Employment Opportunity

Related Links

Contact Us



Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of IRL comprises of  the following individuals:



Mr. M. Sohail Shamsi Chairman & CEO
Mr. Peter J. Hamill Project Director & COO
Mr. M. Aamir Shamsi Director
Mr. M. Kashif Shamsi Director
Mr. M. Asif Shamsi Director
Mrs. Urosa Sohial Shamsi Director
Mr. M.Zeeshan Shamsi


Board Members, Senior Management, Project Managers & Advisors:

Mr. Mohammed Sohail Shamsi – Chairman & CEO

Mr. Shamsi, who is one of the sponsors of the project, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas, Arlington, USA. He has over 25 years of management and consulting experience in investment, manufacturing, trading, real estate development and other industries. From the inception of the IRL, he was holding both the positions of Chairman and the CEO of the company. As CEO of Indus Refinery Limited, right from the formation of the company, he was actively involved in all aspects of the company’s development, which included land acquisition, contract negotiations, shareholders stake, all dealings with the government, in respect of the project and managing the affairs of the company with all suppliers, service providers & logistic supports. He also dealt with all financial institutions during this period. As Chairman of the Board of Directors, he continues to actively engage in following up the project activities on daily basis and is playing a guiding role in all affairs of the company towards its final objective of successful completion of the project. 

Mr. Shamsi is also Director of the a Trading House, namely Tabbar Trading Company LLC, Dubai, which deals in supply of commodities, electronics, automobiles and tractors spare parts. The Company has an annual turn-over of US$ 120 million. He is the Founder Director / Chairman of Tameerat-Construction and Real Estate Marketing Company, Dubai The company is currently constructing a Twin Tower Complex of 31 Floors, each by the name of “Al-Hambra 1 & Al-Hambra 2, in Emirate City, Ajman and one 30 storey Tower in Al-Hunaid City, Ajman. The estimated cost of these Projects is expected to be UAE Dirham 600 million. Mr. Shamsi is also the Chairman of Indus Refinery Products Limited-a Pipeline and Marketing Company, Samad Enterprises (Private) Limited-a Trading Company and  Indus Property Developers (Private) Limited-a Construction Company, all in Pakistan, who have signed a joint venture with well renowned construction company, M/s. Saima Construction, to build seven 19 storey each residential towers, to be constructed in the vicinity of Gulistan-e-Johar, Karachi. The estimated cost of the project is US$ 140 million or Rupees 11.9 billion. Besides Pakistan, he has investments in the USA, England & Dubai.

top page

Mr. Peter J. Hamill – Project Director & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Hamill is a citizen of the United States and a graduate of Dartmouth College. He started his career with major international Engineering firm, Stone & Webster and CE Lummus, where he was a site engineer for oil, gas and refinery projects in Saudi Arabia, Algeria and the United States. He was appointed Branch Manager for Stone & Webster Engineering, overseeing operations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain & UAE where he participated in developing EPC Projects from oil and gas, petroleum refining, power generation, desalination, petrochemicals and pipelines. He was made Vice President of Stone & Webster, Saudi Arabia in 1989.

In 1991, Mr. Hamill founded and grew Saudi Arabia’s largest pipeline contracting company to over 2,000 employees which installed over 300 km of pipelines per year. He then developed the company into refinery projects and EPC Turkey Contracts with a turnover of over 300 million per year. Prior to being named IRL’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Hamill was Project Director of the company. He is also COO of Indus Refinery Products Limited, a pipeline and products marketing company.

top page

Mr. Aamir Shamsi – Director

Profile is in Process
top page

Mr. Kashif Shamsi – Director

Profile is in Process
top page

Mr. M. Asif Shamsi – Director

Profile is in Process

top page

Mrs. Urosa Sohial Shamsi – Director

Profile is in Process

top page

Mr. M.Zeeshan Shamsi– Director

Profile is in Process

top page



Following personnel are involved in the management of Indus Refinery Limited Project as Project Managers and Advisors:


Mr. Simon R. May, BSCE, MICE – Vice President Operations

Mr. May holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and is a member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has enjoyed a 29 year career in the petroleum refining industry. He began his career as a Chemical Engineer for Gulf Refinery, Milford Haven, United Kingdom. He spent the next 19 years serving the company in various positions. Mr. May has been an Operations Specialist, Process Engineer, Advisor for Refining & Logistics, Superintendent of Technical Services, Staff Engineer, Project Manager and Manager Technical Support Division. Mr. May also served as an Engineering Project Manager for Ventech Engineers of Pasadena, Texas.

Mr. May’s primary objective is to maximize the company’s profitability through operational efficiency. Meeting the objective will require a combination of technical expertise, personnel management, resource management, logistics and an ongoing commitment to health, safety and environmental protection. He has a proven record of possessing all these skills.

top page

Mr. Neil McLaughlin P.Eng - OSBL Project Manager

Mr. Neil has vast experience as a Senior Management Executive in Operations, Project Management, Engineering Consulting, Strategic Planning Construction Management, Sales and Marketing Business Development, Estimating, Cost Control, and ForecastingPetrochemical, chemicals and industrial experience He acquired Industrial experience in Petrochemical and Chemical in the UK, Middle East, Canada, and the Far East.

His Qualifications and Experience are:

  • Worked more than 3 years as operations manager in running multiple projects in oil and gas sector with a value of US$ 2.4 billion.

  • 2 Years as Senior Project Manager with multinational construction company leading a large multi-disciplined team of engineers, designing / re-engineering  refinery built in Pakistan.

  • More than 3 years as executive Project Director heading a consulting and construction-engineering group focusing on Industrial engineering turnkey projects in the Aviation market.

  • Manager of Hong Kong construction office reporting to Toronto Head Office.
    3 years as head of Industrial Controls group with variety of industrial controls installations, industrial controls markets and construction industries.

  • More than 10 years as Project Manager, delivering projects in the Oil and Gas fields, Chemical industry, pipeline control / monitoring and industrial Controls fields in  Canada, UK, Middle East and Far East.

  • Posses leadership capabilities, dynamic, self motivation, delivering complex projects. He is a Professional Engineer registered in the United Kingdom.

Professional Experience:

Employed in Indus Refinery Limited since August, 2008 till to date. IRL is a premier organization involved in the relocation of oil refineries from around the world to Pakistan. IRL are operating in North America, Middle East and the Far East.

Additional Professional & Personal Accomplishments:

  • Registered Engineering Professional in the United Kingdom PMP certification

  • Serve on the committee for the SAE G12 committee deicing facilities.

                                                                                                                         top page

Mr. Malcolm Wright – Deputy Project Manager ISBL

Mr. Wright is a U.S. national and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. He started his career with Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation in 1972 as a Field Engineer and worked in a number of positions, including the Resident Engineer and Project Manager during his tenure of 24 years with the company. He also became the General Manager of the joint venture projects company in Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Wright has worked with Metals Services for Trade & Contracting Company – Saudi Arabia for 10 years as Operations Manager, directly responsible to the General Manager of a pipeline construction company, based in Al Khobar. His clients included Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), ABV Rock Group KB, SCECO, Arabian Petrochemical Company and Saudi SNC-Lavalin.

top page

Mr. Trevor Johnson – Deputy Project Manager OSBL

Mr. Johnson is a British national and holds an HNC in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Having started as a Trade Electrician, he subsequently held various technical and managerial positions within the electrical, water, oil, gas and petrochemical industries with duties comprising of conceptual designing, engineering, estimating, project management, construction supervision and commissioning support.

Mr. Johnson has worked with a number of reputable organizations spreading over a period of more than 40 years, including: Neocrest Engineering Company Ltd., United Kingdom, Metals Services Company, Saudi Arabia, Al Ahlia Electromechanical Company, Abu Dhabi, Ewbank Preece, United Kingdom, Project Engineering Services B.V., Holland, ICI Plastics Division, United Kingdom and John Mowlem Limited, United Kingdom.

                                                                                                                         top page

Mr. Richard Stockton – Project Manager ISBL

Mr. Richard Stockton has been working for IRL as Project Manager and is stationed at Ventech Engineers Offices in Houston, Texas, USA to oversee project execution. Ventech Engineers are the ISBL Contractors for IRL project.

Mr. Richard Stockton is the Vice President of Ventech Engineers International Corporation. He has worked for more than 19 years in different positions in Ventech, such as Project Director, Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer/Design Manager.

Education & Experience

He studied Mechanical Engineering at Texas A & M University and obtained Management Certificates from various Management Seminars and Courses. His continued Technical Training in encompasses  various equipment design courses, including welding, corrosion, weldability and various specific mechanical equipment design course. He has been a member of ASME, and obtained certificates from ASME Plant Safety  Seminars. He has served on the boards of various Contractor Safety Councils and completed ISO 9001 Training Seminars His Project Management Experience includes full Conversion Refinery Relocation Project, Refinery EPC Projects in the USA, Middle East, Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria , India and Indonesia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            top page

Mr. Mahmood Ahmad –  Chief Technical Advisor

After retirement from National Refinery Limited, Mr. Ahmad joined Indus Refinery Limited as Chief Technical Advisor in the initial stage of the project in April 2005. He is dealing with all technical matters and has played an important role in the implementation of the project because of his vast past oil refining industry experience. He has also recently been taken on the Board of Directors. 

Mr. Ahmad holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering. He has wide experience in various areas of petroleum refining, including: operations, technical services, engineering, maintenance and construction.

Mr. Ahmad has been associated with the Petroleum Industry of Pakistan for the past 36 years. He started his career with Caltex Oil (Pak) Ltd. and later joined National Refinery Limited (NRL) when its construction was about to start. He was sent to USA for extensive training in American Oil Company (AMCO) Refineries. He remained associated with NRL for nearly 33 years and played a pivotal role in various expansion projects of the Refinery, including: the expansion of NRL from a Lube Refinery in 1966 to Fuel Refinery (1977), the addition of a BTX Unit (1979) and addition of the company’s second Lube Unit (1985). In NRL, he rose from the position of Unit Engineer to that of Managing Director and Chairman of State Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Corporation (PERAC) of Government of Pakistan.

Mr. Ahmad served as a Director on the Boards of many companies engaged in different sectors of oil and gas business in Pakistan, such as, Pakistan State Oil Company Limited, National Tanker Company, Iran-Pak Refinery, National Crescent Petroleum Limited, Enar Petrotech Services,   Pak-Hy Oils Limited, National Petrocarbon Limited, NRL and PERAC. He was also the Chairman of the Petroleum Sectional Committee, Pakistan Standards Institution, which is constituted by the Government of Pakistan and is responsible for setting standards / specifications for all petroleum & petrochemical products, used in Pakistan.

top page

Mr. Nigel Barker – Crude Oil and Refined Products Marketing Advisor

Mr. Barker is Ex-Chief Executive Officer of Vitol, Bahrain and is providing crude oil supply and refined products marketing expertise to IRL. Mr. Barker’s career of nearly 30 years began with Business & Market Research Limited, a UK based market intelligence firm. He went on to produce daily market price reports for the oil industry through Platt’s European Marketscan and acted as an analyst for European spot market oil products. Mr. Barker then joined Vitol London Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vitol S.A., the world’s largest physical oil and oil products trading and transportation firm. He spent 15 years with Vitol, ultimately becoming a partner and shareholder in the firm and Head of Operations for Vitol’s Middle East business.

Mr. Randall Trembly – Senior Technical Advisor

Mr. Trembly, a U.S. national, is an accomplished Chemical and Process Refining Engineer. He is a thirty-six year veteran of the petroleum refining industry, having spent the last twenty-three years with Crown Central Petroleum Corporation in Pasadena, Texas. During the last thirteen years (1992-2005) he served as Executive Vice President in-charge of two refineries (Pasadena and Tyler, Texas). As EVP his responsibilities included operations, capital planning, crude oil purchasing, product sales and wholesale marketing. Prior to being appointed EVP he held the position of Vice President / Treasurer.

Prior to joining Crown Central, Mr. Trembly was a Second Vice President and Chemical Engineer for Continental National Bank and Trust Company, one of the Midwest’s largest and most profitable banking institutions. His major responsibilities included: assessing refining projects for the bank’s credit committee, refinery cash flow analysis, capital budgeting, refining market analysis and relationship management. Mr. Trembly worked on ongoing basis with over twenty refinery clients. One of his major accounts was Crown Central Petroleum and it was through this relationship that he was later recruited to join Crown Central.

Mr. Trembly started his career with Universal Oil Products, better known as UOP, one of the world’s leading process engineering and manufacturing companies. Most of his tenure with UOP was spent with new refinery start ups, including grass roots refineries in South Africa, Ecuador, Iran, Bolivia and Colombia.


top page
©2007, 2008 IRL Indus Refinery Limited All rights reserved

Comments & Suggestions: