AIR MARSHAL ARSHAD MAHMOOD MALIK
Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik is a nominated Director since October 17, 2018. He was subsequently elected as President & CEO on October 26, 2018, and Chairman on December 28, 2018. Before joining PIA, Air Marshal Malik was Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) of Pakistan Air Force (PAF). He joined PAF in 1978 with 76th GD (P) course and was commissioned as a fighter pilot in December 1983. He has flown various trainer and fighter aircraft, including Mirage, F-6, F-7P, and F-7PG. During his illustrious career, he had commanded a fighter squadron, a flying wing, an operational airbase and a regional air command. He has also overseen and coordinated the development/manufacturing of JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft. Air Marshal Malik has served as Chairman of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra. His staff appointments include Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff, Director Operations Project, Director Operational Requirement and Development, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (OR&D), Chief Project Director JF-17, and Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Personnel) at Air Headquarters. He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Air War College, National Defence University and Air Command and Staff College, United States of America. In recognition of his meritorious services, he had been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military). He is a Member of the PIACL Board Finance Committee, Board HR & Compensation Committee, Board Procurement Committee as well as Board COE Committee.