he has been spending a lot of time in Pakistan and UAE to develop alternate energy projects in this
region. He has a passion to build an alternate
energy empire spanning many countries of the world
and has made great strides in this regard.
He has acquired wind energy technologies,
established wind and solar energy businesses and
successfully developed programs for proliferation
of bio-diesel and waste to energy.
During his stay
at Petaro, he was always considered to have great
leadership qualities. He excelled in various
sports, particularly in Shooting. He was a
member of the college Shooting Team in 1966-67 at
the ICCST tournaments, that brought laurels to the
college. His score was the highest (79 out of 80)
which is a record that has still not been broken
by any cadet. He was declared the Best Marksman.
Being a member
of the ICCST Petaro contingent in 1966, he was
declared as being a member of the "Famous
Forties of 1966".
He was also a
member of the College Boxing Team in 1962 at the
ISST tournament at Jhelum.
activities, he remained a member of Liaquat House
Quiz and Spelling Bee team throughout his stay,
and was the Chairman of the Honour Committee in
Petaro, he got admission to the University of
Engineering and Technology (UET) at Lahore.
He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1974.
years at UET, he was elected as a Member in the
Students' Union in 1967-68. His shooting skills
were recognized and he remained a member of the
university shooting team throughout the years. He
was also the Captain of the Shooting Team in 1971
He won 13 events in Inter-University Shooting
tournaments and championships. He was given the
University Blue (color) for Shooting in
recognition of his great marksmanship for four
years. He was obtained Second Position in National
Shooting Championship at Lahore for pistol
shooting in 1970.
important decision upon graduation was to get
married to Yasmin, barely a couple of months after
return to Karachi from Lahore. The wedding
ceremony took place at the Tipu Sultan Hall in
Bangalore Town, Karachi.
graduation, he joined the Hyesons Group as a
project engineer and worked with them for four
years. During this period, he was instrumental in
the installation and erection of the Consolidated
Textile Mills at Larkana and the Consolidated
Sugar Mills at Ranipur (both were a part of the
In 1978, he
decided to move to the USA, and settled down in
Fremont, California. His first job was with
Stanford University's Linear Accelerator as
Engineering Consultant from 1978-1981. He then
moved to Ford Aerospace as Manufacturing Engineer
from 1981-1983. During the following year
(1983-83), he became the Vice President of Hitek,
him to a juncture in life where he decided to
establish his own business. With the boom in the
Silicon Valley, he set up Advanced Computer
Systems, Inc. in 1984 and became the CEO. The
company was involved in sales and service of
hardware and software and other related services.
After 21 years, he decided to retire from this
business in 2005.
these years, he was active in providing voluntary
services to his community and his country USA. He
was very actively involved in the establishment of
two Islamic centers / mosques in Fremont, namely
Islamic Center of Fremont and Jamia Masjid
Fremont. Besides being the Founding Member
of both, he was also the Vice President of the
latter. However, he continued to be the focal
point in the Islamic Center of Fremont, where he
played a major role in its establishment, funding,
construction, school and other programs.
On the civic
front, he was heavily involved in national, state
and city politics and served in different
capacities and on committees on a voluntary basis.
He took many civic responsibilities for the
betterment of the city.
retirement from ACS in 2005, Salim Mastan felt
that he could not sit at home. He wanted to
contribute in a major way to help mankind and
particularly the region from where his family
hailed. It was his passion that led him to find
the right vehicle to do this. He set up the
Energy Investment Group (AEIG), Inc. in USA,
Emerging Energy Systems (Pvt) Ltd in
Noor Power Energy LLC in UAE to try to find green energy solutions. He
is the Chairman of these companies.
In this regard,
he took an equity position in one of the major
manufacturers of wind turbines (Hawtpower Inc) in
USA, and started developing projects to set up
manufacturing of wind turbines in Pakistan and the
through his efforts, he was able to mobilize a
large team of dedicated professionals who have
continued to move very fast in developing projects
in four areas of alternate energy technologies,
i.e. wind turbines, solar energy, bio-diesel
production and waste to energy. It is Salim
Mastan's dream to make this into the largest
alternate energy business in the world that will
benefit mankind through elimination of pollution
and building cost effective energy solutions with
no dependence on others.
If you type his name in Youtube search, you will find
hundreds of videos he has uploaded on the subjects
of biodiesel, solar energy and wind energy.
wife Yasmin is also a professional in her own
right. She is a manager at the Silicon Storage
Technologies, while their daughter Noorjahan is a
graduate of San Jose State University.