Syed Shafqat Ali Shah (PhD)

Managing Director / Chief Executive – Matiari Sugar Mills Limited

Mr. Syed Shafqat Ali Shah is a distinguished businessperson having a vast experience in diverse fields, holds a dual M.A qualification in Foreign Affairs and Political Sciences from the University of Virginia and also earned hisPh.D in 1977 from the University of Virginia. His dissertation paper was entitled “The Political and Strategic Foundation of International Arms Transfers”.

He has also attended senior management seminars, conferences and represented Pakistan at various International events.

Ministry positions held?

His business acumen and leadership led Matiari Sugar Mills towards creation, implementation & development of core strategies that ensure the company’s business objectives are achieved and stakeholder expectations are met. He is responsible for managing the business to achieve optimal profitability and effective use of the business’ resources and human capital.

Apart from Matiari Sugar Mills Ltd., He is currently holding following positions:

  • Chief Executive, Matol (Pvt.) Limited
  • Chief Executive, Matiari Flour Mills (Pvt.) Limited
  • Director, Condor Security (Pvt.) Limited
  • Director, Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd. (OGDCL)


Following is a brief background of Syed Shafqat Ali Shah:


Federal Minister , Govt. of Pakistan Agriculture, Food & Livestock Nov. 1999 to Oct. 2000
Advisor (On Culture) To Chief Minister Sindh March 1992 to July19
Director, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) 2006 - 2008
Advisor (On information) To Chief Minister Sindh Nov. 1990 to March, 1992
Minister (for Industries & Mineral Development) April 1986 to May 1988
Minister (for Agriculture & Livestock & Dairy Development) April 1987 to May 1988
Minister, (for Excise & Taxation) Jan. 1987 to April 1987
Minister, (for Planning & Development) April – May 1988
Member Provincial Assembly, Sindh. 1985 - 1988
Minister, (for Education, Culture & Sports) April 1985 - 86
General Secretary , Sindh University Teachers’ Association. 1971 to 1972
Visiting Scholar, Department of International Relations, University of Sindh 1984 to 1987
Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia 1980 - 1982
Assistant Professor, International Relations, University of Sindh 1978 to 1982
Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Sindh 1969 to 1972


Member, Syndicate, University of Sindh 1998 - 99
President, Board of Governors, S.O.S. Children’s Village (Sind) 1997 - 1998
Member, Board of Directors, National Development Finance Corp. (NDFC) 1997-99
Member, Provincial Working Group on 9th Five-year Plan, 1998-2003
Member, Board of Governors, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi 1995 - 98
Member, the Asia Society, New York 1994 - 98
Member, Academic Council, University of Karachi 1994 - 97
Member, Sindhi Language Authority 1995 to date
Chief Organizer (Sindh) Cricket World Cup 1987
Member, Board of Directors, Institute for Strategic Studies, Islamabad 1986 to 1994
Member, Pakistan Bilateral Forum, Berkeley, California 1984
Member, Board of Studies in International Relations, University of Sindh 1984 to 1988
Member, Board of Directors, Karachi American School 1984 to 1986
Nominated Chairman, International Relations, University of Sindh 1982