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.
Ms. Sahar Saad AL Kaabi
Sahar ALKAABI started her career back in 1994 in the administration field where she worked in Oman Airport Management Company and then moved to the academic field to join Al Iman School as a director of Public Relations. Since 1996, Sahar has held the position of Chairperson of Sadaf Gallery, which is responsible for the development of Human Resources offering soft skills training. Sahar ALKAABI played an effective role in the Training and Development Sector in the Sultanate where she contributed to developing and delivering workshops related to entrepreneurship and youth skills development. She also worked on reviewing the legislation governing the training practises in both the public and private sectors. In rewards to the efforts played in this domain, Sahar ALKAABI received MANY SHIELD AND AWARDS AND ONE OF THEM ARE the Golden shield for excellence from the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility and the Arab Women Council. Throughout her career, Sahar ALKAABI has participated in several seminars and conferences, locally and regionally, looking at investing in human resources and career development and she has chaired local committees such as the Human Resource Development and the Gulf Labour Market Committees in addition to her membership in other committees and local councils in the Sultanate such as the executive committee of Sanad Program back in 2008. Awarded “Intelaqah” award for young entrepreneur commercial business project and she was the Founder of “Injaz Oman”, which is a part of “Injaz Al-Arab” initiative. This program teaches students in schools to establish and manage their own business along with the generation of financial resources for this business. It aims at developing entrepreneurs in Oman who have the requisite business skills and experience.She is also Founding partner of Muscat University Sahar holds a Bachelor of Arts and Social Science with a major in the Arabic Language and Literature from the Sultan Qaboos University in 1993. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Arabic literature from the Arab Research and Studies Institute.
Mr. Semaan Jemaan Karam
I was born in Lebanon in 1943, studied Civil Engineering at Saint Joseph University (Jesuites) in Beirut 1966 and from Ecole Nationale des Ponts-et-Chausseés in Paris (Sorbonne) in 1968. I worked for a prime Lebanese Construction Company (MotherCat) two years in Saudi Arabia (1968-1969), building roads and radar stations, and two years in Oman 1970-1972 building air base in Masirah and ammunition depots in Mauskar Al Murtafa’a. In 1973 I started my own construction company TRAVO LLC. In 1976 started Sarooj Group in partnership with Sheikh Saud Al Khalili and brother-in-law Eng. Ghazi Helou. Since then the group grew horizontally and vertically. Presently we employ about 5000 people (nearly 1000 Omanis) in Sarooj, Electro Mechanics, Synergy, Sam, Rawasi, Masirah, Geosol, Duplipark, and Luban. Four verticals: Construction, Oil and Gas, Trade, and Real Estate (ex: Oman Avenues). I am a founding member of Oman Society of Contractors (Vice Chairman), Opal (Chairman), Oman Road Safety Association, Oman Water Society Vice Chairman of Economic Committee OCCI (Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industries) member of the Board of Trustees of ICEM and Muscat University. Honoured with Oman Nationality 2013. Veteran Tennis Player
Sh. Abdulaziz Ahmed AL Hosni
Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ahmed Al Hosni occupies the position of Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Qurum Business Group. The Chairman of National security company SAOG, and the Chairman of QBG Geojet Company. Sheikh Abdul Aziz completed his graduate with Business administration degree from the University of California state-USA, He has been a member of several state advisory committees and has served on the boards of a number of reputable organizations including Oman Air, Sohar University, National Gases and Muscat Gases, United Facilities Company, Oman Hotels & Tourism and Al Ahlia Converting Industries.
Sh. Salim Ahmed AL Ghazali
Sheikh Salim is the chairman of the Golden Group of Companies. Through this, he has established one of well-known corporate houses in Oman that operates in different business sectors, for example, but not limited to, hotel and tourism, real estate, construction, retail, finance, logistics, oil and gas, and a broad array of other activities. Sheikh Salem earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in international business administration from Boston University, US in 1978, and a few years after his return to the sultanate he founded his first company in the year 1982. The company has worked in the construction field and then came successively other activities of the group.
Sh. Salim Said Al Wahaibi
Salem Said Al Wahaibi is a prominent figure in the business sector in the Sultanate. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the United States of America. Since 1996, he has been Vice Chairman of Assarain Group. He was on the Boards of Directors of several major banking institutions and companies in the Sultanate during the period 1993-1997. He was appointed a member of the Municipal Council of Muscat Governorate for the period 1994–1997. In 2015, he was appointed by Royal Decree as a member of the State Council and served as Vice-Chairman of the Economic Committee. In 2016, he was elected to the working group of the Public-Private Sector Partnership. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Muscat University, as well as a member of the Omani-Swiss Friendship Society and Oman-India Joint Business Council. Salem Al Wahaibi has more than 30 years of experience in sports. He assumed the general supervision and leadership of the youth team to compete in the 1995 FIFA World Cup in Ecuador, and during the period of 2007-2011, when the team achieved the first Gulf title in history. He was one of the key officials of the Olympic team in the Asian qualifiers for the 2004 Athens Olympics. He was instrumental in the establishment of Ruwi Club (Muscat Club currently). Al Wahaibi is currently President of Oman Football Association.
Sh. Yousef Yaqub AL Harthi
Sheikh Yousuf Yaqoob Al Harthi, Managing Director of Mazoun Electro-Mechanical Company LLC holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the United States having graduated in 1987. Ever since he has been a Partner/Promoter of various industries in the Sultanate of Oman which recognizes the market potential and ready to embrace new opportunities and driven to deliver exceptional value. The Mazoun Group, of which Mazoun Electro-Mechanical Company LLC is a part, has progressed with the country into projects ranging from manufacturing, oil field supplies, desalination technology, electro-mechanical works, supply of stadium and other seating solutions and real estate. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of different companies in Oman including the first Islamic Bank – Bank Nizwa and in the past United Finance Company, etc. He has also been on various Committees, Councils, Associations and Cultural Clubs.