Aziz Arshad Profile


I was born and raised in Pakistan. Completed the primary school (1-5th grade), high school (6-10th grade) and college (11-12th grade) education prior to start of university education. Received merit scholarships during school, college and university education. I completed my Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan with distinction (top students).

Started my professional career as an Executive Engineer in Pakistan and soon was honored and selected to work in Soviet Union (Russia). It was a unique and very interesting experience to move from the heat of Pakistan to extreme cold 0f -42 C. I was introduced to the exciting experience of buying milk as an ice block and challenges of ice hole fishing.  Then I returned to Pakistan and moved to Saudi Arabia after 0ne year where I worked for 9 years as Petroleum Engineer on various technical and management positions.

In 1991 I moved to Australia as a skilled migrant. I earned prestigious Australian Postgraduate Research Award (APRA) and completed my Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney where I lived prior to moving to Saudi Arabia in 1995. I have returned to Australia permanently in 2015 and living with my family in Melbourne.