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OPAL Board of Directors
Dr. Amer Al Rawas
Chairman at Themar Group L.L.C.
Dr. Rawas is an experienced transformation thought leader with specialization in technology & innovation. He is a globally recognized Leadership Coach and Keynote Speaker. His hands-on executive leadership experience as CEO of multi-billion dollar listed companies has paved the way for the current consulting & coaching services capitalizing on well-established technologies and tools developed by the Global partners. Dr. Rawas served as the CEO of Omantel amongst other Executive posts in the telecommunications and Oil & Gas sectors and most recently former Group CEO of Tasneea Oil & Gas Technology LLC. He has also served on numerous boards of listed companies and NGO’s locally and regionally. He is currently the Chairman of Solar Wadi, Chairman of Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) and Chairman of the Industrial Innovation Center (IIC). In his academic capacity, Dr. Rawas is a member of the Oman Education Council, a member at the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) and Dean of IT and Business School at New Vision University (NVU) in Georgia. Dr. Rawas holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from Sussex University, UK.
Dr. Aflah Al Hadhrami
CEO at AlShwamikh Oil Field Services
Dr. Al Hadhrami is the CEO of AlShwamikh Oil Field Services. Dr. Al Hadhrami has been working in Oil & Gas sector for almost decades. His professional career started with Petroleum Development of Oman, and thereafter followed increasingly important and senior Leadership roles in Supply Chain positions at Oman Refinery LLC, Schlumberger Overseas S. A., Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, Middle East Regional Director for BP Exploration. Aflah has successfully completed his Doctoral Degree in Business Management from University of Liverpool (UK). He is also a member in both the Royal Chartered Institute (MCIPS) and CILT. In addition to his work in Oil and Gas he lectured at Sultan Qaboos University as an adjunct lecturer at the College of Economics and Political Science. He also sits on the College Advisory Board. Aflah is also an active member in various committees and government owned companies’ boards, including but not limited to SOLS committee, Vice Chairman for OPAL (Oman Petroleum Association Society), Chairman for Oman Logistics association (OLA), member in Oman Vision 2040 committee and sits at various boards.
Husam Al Jahdhami
Engineering Director at PDO
Husam Abdullah Ahmed Al Jahdhami holds an MSc in Electronics from Southampton University. He has over 33 years’ experience in Oil and Gas, this includes a seven year stint overseas, four year in Sarawak Shell Malaysia and three years in Shell Dubai. Prior to his current role, Husam was the Contracts and Procurement Manager for PDO, a role he held for six years. As the Engineering Function Director, he continues to play a key role in ensuring delivery of top quartile projects and engineering solutions to maximise value for PDO and Oman.
Ali Al Lawati
Managing Director at Schlumberger Oman
Ali Al Lawati graduated from Sultan Qaboos University with a bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. He started his career as a Trainee Engineer with Smith International in January 2005. In January 2006 he moved positions as the technical engineer in support of the drilling activity based in Petroleum Development of Oman. In 2008 he was assigned as the Country Manager in Oman until 2012, followed by a move to Operations Manager for Bits and Downhole tools in Saudi & Bahrain until September 2014. In October 2014 Ali moved back to Oman as the Human Resource Manager for Schlumberger until mid-2017. In July of 2017 he took on a new assignment as Operations System & Transformation Director for the Eastern Middle East Region up till August 2018. Late 2018 Ali moved back to Oman to take over the Managing Director of Schlumberger Oman role. In June 2020 Ali was given the role of Regional Managing Director in covering Oman, Pakistan & Yemen. Senior Executive leading the largest international oilfield service company in the region with over 8 years of international experience. Strategic leader and entrepreneur driving fast growth along the Oman 2040 vision. Focusing on portfolio diversification, In country value creation through industry localization, attracting investments, local SME development, job and diversity creation and local talent development. Proven track record of In country value achieving over 84% national workforce, operating state of art facilities and training center in Oman.
Moosa Al Moosawi
Deputy General Manager at ARA Petroleum
Moosa Al Moosawi is a engineering graduate from SQU in 1994, an MBA holder from the university of Lincoln, a UK university. Started his career with SLB as a wireline engineer where he worked for 12 years in progressive positions, he then moved to Oxy Mukhaizna where he worked as support services and operations engineering, he worked for 10 years in Oxy. He has been in ARA Petroleum B44 for the last years assuming a role of DGM. A career of more than 25 years in oil and gas industry. Moosa has an in depth experience of all management and leadership aspects, as well as a charming personality encouraging team individuals to work together.
Said Al Habsi
CEO at Oman Chlorine S.A.O.G.
Fellow Electrical Engineering Diploma with 21 years of local and international professional experience including 15 years in Oil and Gas Operations and 6 years in manufacturing. In 1999 Started my career with Transformers Manufacturer in Oman as Testing Engineer. In 2001 joined Schlumberger as Field service specialist Trainee and developed a solid Technical foundation by providing services (Artificial Lift Installation and Well Monitoring) to various Oil filed operators in Oman, UAE, Yemen, and Qatar 5 years later moved to Schamberger office in Muscat as Product champion / Sales involved in supporting sales and operation in Oman. In 2010 moved to Gulf Energy as Sales Manager (Completion and Artificial Lift system) then promoted to General Manger for two start-up business Units, Completion and Artificial Lift unit and workover unit where we increased our workover hoist operation from 2 Units to 8 Units within 3 years. 2015 Promoted to be VP Oman- Operation looking after all Gulf Energy the business units in Oman. Mid of 2016 I got an opportunity to move to Oman Chlorine as CEO (publicly listed company in Oman) with two subsidiaries in GCC (Qatar and UAE) and where a built a strong Knowledge in corporate governance where I am involved in the 3 boards and subcommittee meetings in all the 3 countries. My philosophy is simply based on establishing customer focused plans and ensure disciplined execution andcontinuous alignment of those plans and the direction of the organization with the vision of Shareholders and advising them on critical success factors. Believe in leading, supporting, and facilitating team members in achieving their core objectives to succeed which builds positive teamspirit that leads the overall team to success path.
Saif Al Darai
Managing Director at SAS Engineering L.L.C.
Saif Said Al Darai is an entrepreneur by his legacy. Having graduated in Master of Business Administration in Business Management from San Diego C A, USA, he is endowed with abundance of business acumen and finesse that he qualifies for the title of a sterling businessman in the region. He is one of the Founder/ Owner and Board member of “Seeh Al Sarya Engineering L.L.C (SAS) & Gulf Fasteners & Metal Industries: SAS is engaged in carrying out Oil and Gas related Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Maintenance work that includes Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Control & Automation, Pipeline works. Gulf Fasteners is a manufacturer, stockholder and distributor of petrochemical grade bolting and special fasteners for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries. Volunteering and support to National Objective: Mr. Saif has been recognised for volunteering projects in Muscat & Regions in terms of education, tribe, medical, sports and other volunteering jobs. He has been leading SMEs & LCCs developments throughout his career.