After completing his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Mr. Kirmani embarked upon a rewarding career, starting with a multi-national Oil Company (Caltex later Chevron Pakistan) in 1969 and worked for seven years in the United States of America, United Arab Emirates and Australia in different senior management positions in Marketing, Operations and Finance. In 1991, Mr. Kirmani became the first Pakistani to be elected as a Company Director of the mentioned multi-national company.
In April, 1999 he joined Pakistan State Oil (PSO) as Deputy Managing Director and went on to become the Managing Director in July 2001. He turned around this public sector organization and converted it into a customer focused entity, giving it a new brand image and making it profitable while aggressively competing with other multi national companies.
With PSO’s successful turn-around and his 36 years of multi faceted experience in the corporate sector both domestic and international, the Government of Pakistan (GoP) appointed Mr. Tariq Kirmani, as Chairman, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in April, 2005. He served the airline for two years until April 2007 during which he introduced customer focus and identified and initiated implementation of programs in three key areas for improvement a) Fleet Renewal b) Employee Rationalization c) Systems & Processes through implementation of IT andEnterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
Mr. Kirmani has served on the Boards of various companies and currently is serving as the Chairman of United Bank Fund Managers and Asia Care Health and Life Insurance Company and as Director on the Board of National Bank of Pakistan, Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC), Pakistan Sports Trust, National Academy of Performing Arts, Professional Education Foundation, Green Star Social Marketing.