Air Vice Mshl Sohail Malik (Retd)

Director CASS


Time: March 3, 2020
Location: Serena Hotel, Islamabad
Event Type: Conference
Organized By: Team CASS

About Speaker

Air Vice Marshal Sohail Ahmad Malik (Retd) has an extensive record of aviation industry engagement arising from his practitioner experience with the Pakistan Air Force over 36 years. He is a recipient of Professional Excellence Badge, Chief of the Air Staff Commendation Certificates, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military), and Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military), and is a life-time member of Pakistan Engineering Council. AVM Malik was part of Pakistan's flagship JF-17 Production Project from its initiation to the completion of aircraft production at the Aircraft Manufacturing Factory, of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex; initially as Chief Engineer, later as Deputy Managing Director, and finally as the Managing Director. During his career he advanced through a series of increasingly responsible management positions in PAF. He had worked on various weapon systems in fighter squadrons, and performed engineering assignments at different operational bases. He held the office of Chief Maintenance Officer (CMO) of PAF's largest Engineering Depot, and Chief Engineer of Jet Engine overhauling facility at the Mirage Rebuild Factory.

AVM Malik's aviation-industrial leadership experience includes: directing and controlling large scale engineering projects; planning and development of dynamic and responsive organizational structures; formulating organizational strategies to achieve organizational mission and objectives; developing, directing, and implementing enterprise policies and procedures; and controlling organizational functions including management of budgets, procurements, personnel, and engineering production. In relation to engineering functions, his expertise encompasses: leading broad-based functional teams for maintenance of operational assets and upkeep of equipment and buildings; establishing quality standards and ensuring their conformance on production plants and processes; overseeing, designing, and manufacturing of engineering products, and overseeing compliance of quality standards and specifications; and organizing research and design of products and their modifications. AVM Malik began his career with the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in 1978. after graduating from the PAF College of Aeronautical Engineering with a BE (Aerospace) degree, he was commissioned in the Engineering branch of PAF in January, 1982. He retired from the PAF in 2015, and is now Director of the Aviation Industry at CASS.