The onus of the Oman Business Forum’s success and the realization of its goals lies with the members as they are the drivers of OBF’s activities and events. OBF’s management provides the platform and incentives that encourage a common purpose, enrich collaboration and facilitates cohesion among the community.
OBF ensures membership can expand to encompass relevant pillars associated with the business environment that links the public and private sectors.
Mr. Maqbool Ali Salman
Over 40 years ago in 1975, Maqbool bin Ali Salman began his entrepreneurial journey at a very young age, with the establishment of Al Hassan Electricals to sell lighting products.
Company was founded with the support & guidance of his elder brother late Hassan bin Ali Salman. Maqbool is the Founder Managing Director of Al Hassan Private Companies, a post he has held since inception.
After a brief stint with PDO, he began his entrepreneurial journey by selling electrical products in a small retail shop in Muttrah. Al Hassan grew steadily with operations in Oman, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Al Hassan has a joint venture with Asian Paints Ltd., India, for manufacturing Paints under Berger Brand name in Oman. Al Hassan Private Companies operate in the sector of: Manufacturing (Low & Medium Voltage Switchgear Products), Trading & Services (Distribution & Supply of Electrical and Oil-field products and services) in Sultanate of Oman through Al Hassan Electricals Co. LLC, Al Hassan Switchgear Manufacturing Co. LLC and Hitech Services & Supplies LLC.
Maqbool Ali Salman completed his University Graduation in Commerce & Business Economics, and being a believer in continuous learning, has undergone numerous training, workshop and management development programmes, including High Performance Leadership (HPL) at IMD Switzerland.
He is associated with many Omani Industry and Trade Organization viz:
Member of Oman Business Forum.
Founder President of formerly Oil Industry Training Board (OITB), now known as Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) from 1999 till 2003.
Founder & Ex-Governing Council Board Member of Oman Society of Contractors (OSC).
Ex-Director on the Board of Shell Oman Marketing Co. SAOG (a JV between Shell International and Omani shareholders) upto 2005.
Ex-Director on the Board of Oman Cables Industry SAOG (OCI) and Chairman of its Audit Committee from 2004 upto 2014. (Largest Industrial Company in Oman)
Mr. Maqbool Humaid AL Saleh
Maqbool Hameed Al Saleh joined the Sultan’s Armed Forces, where he was appointed as an apprentice with a British Officer in FEME in 1959. After a decade in the Ministry of Palace Affairs (Diwan), he was subsequently transferred to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, where he served until 1982. He founded Oman Holdings International (OHI) in 1976. The group now includes two operating expenses companies—International Investment Co. and MH and Partners Investment—and several operating companies. Al Saleh also served as the Chairman of the Commercial Bank of Oman for many years.
H.E. Mustafa Ahmed SalmanChairman Homorary Consul United Securities LLC Australian government to the Sultante of Oman Sharakah
H.E. Mustafa Ahmed Salman
Mustafa Ahmed Salman is the Chairman and CEO of United Securities LLC, which is a leading investment services company in the Sultanate of Oman. He founded the company in the year 1994 and it grew to hold the largest market share in the Sultanate as per official records. Currently he also holds the prestigious title of the Honorary Consul of the Australian Government to the Sultanate of Oman. In addition, he is the Chairman of Majan Glass Company SAOG, Vice Chairman of Financial, Banking and Insurance Committee - Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Board member of Sharqiyah Desalination Company and committee member of Oman France Business Association and the Omani Society of Intellectual Property. He is also a Board Member and Audit committee member of publicly listed companies such as Oman United Insurance Company, Board Member of Salman Stores LLC. He has also expanded his expertise into the construction sector where he is an owner and founder of his construction company Mustafa Ahmed Salman Trading Enterprises (MASTE). Earlier in his career, Mustafa Salman was on the Board of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was a Board Member of Muscat Securities Market and the Chairman of Muscat Clearing and Depository Company. He was also a Board member of the Oman Olympic Committee, the Oman Handball Association National Pharmaceutical Company.
Mr. Najim Mohammed AL TimamiChairman of the Board of Directors Ahmed bin Majed Private School Sharakah
Mr. Pankaj Kanaksi Khimji
Pankaj K. Khimji graduated from Hammersmith & West London College in building construction engineering. He is a Working Group Member of Oman’s Logistic Strategy 2040, Chairman of the Oman-India Joint Business Council, Vice-Chairman of the Oman-Singapore Joint Business Council, Member of Oman’s Contingent to ILO, Founder Member of SANAD, Founding Director of Muscat University, and former Director on the Board of the National Bank of Oman. He is also Director of the Oman Cricket Club and Executive Board Member of the Asian Cricket Council.