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.
Sh. AbdullSalam Salim Al KhaliliSharaka Chairman, Arabian automobile alliance
Mr. Abdulrazaq Ali IssaSharaka Chairman, ARAD Grouop Companies
Mr. Abdulrazaq Ali Issa
AbdulRazak has over 40 years of experience in the banking sector, including through his role as CEO of Bank Muscat since 1994. He is the Chairman of the Oman Bankers Association, board member of The Public Authority for Investment Promotion & Export Development (Ithraa), a member of the Asian Bankers Association, a member of the Advisory Council of the World Union of Arab Banks. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Capital Market Authority of Oman and a member of the Foundation Board of IMD (Lausanne).
Sh. Adel Salim Sulaiman Al FairuzSharaka Chairman, Al Fairuz Companies Group
Mr. Ahmed Saleh BaaboodSharaka ExecutExecutive Chairman, Chairmanive Chairman, Muscat Expo, Ahmed Saleh Baabood Trading L.L.C
Mr. Ahmed Saleh Baabood
Ahmed Saleh Baabood is an Omani national who is a graduate in Business Administration & Finance and holds a Masters in Economic and Social Studies. Ahmed is an active Member of the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry, where he heads up the Investment & Promotions Committee for the Chamber. Ahmed has been involved in the Exhibitions and Event Industry for the past 22 years. He is the first elected 1st Vice Chairman for the Middle East & Africa region and Board Member of the Union des Foires International (UFI) and currently is the vice chairman of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE). In 2005 he was awarded the Oman’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, which was the first of its kind to be given to the Exhibitions Industry. Ahmed, manages and sits on the board of several companies in Oman and the Gulf. Currently he is the Executive Chairman Musact Expo. He is also involved with several companies within the IT & Telecoms sector, electrical trading and electro mechanical projects in the Gulf and is a Board Member of Baabood LLC, Apex International Technologies & Projects LLC
Mr. Ahmed Salim Al BaramiSharaka Vice Chairman, Al Barami Group Of Companies
Mr. Ahmed Yousef Alawi Al IbrahimSharaka Chairman, Raysut Cement Company
Eng. Ahmed Ali Akaak
Dr. Al Munthir Yahya Al BattashiSharaka Chief Executive Officer, Ruken Alpizza
Dr. Amaal Rashid Al AbrawiSharaka Chief Executive Officer, Falha investment LLC
Dr. Amaal Rashid Al Abrawi
Self motivated, energetic and task oriented professional female took a life turning decision to change my career from well paid, highly respected profession to a journey full of adventures with entrepreneurship. Managed to convince a governmental holding company to partner with my small enterprise to fulfil my dream in innovation. The excitement continued by winning the election for the president for the first entrepreneurial club in Oman. The journey enriched by gaining in-depth knowledge of the enterprise echo system in Oman and being part of setting the fundamentals toward a national friendly SME ecosystem that will lead Oman to diversification in economy in the upcoming future.
Mr. Amer Hamed Al SulimaniSharaka Executive Manager, Arabian Industries Company
Dr. Amer Awad Al RawasSharaka Honorary Consulate, Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Estonia
Dr. Amer Awad Al Rawas
Dr. Rawas is the Chief Executive Officer of Tasneea Oil & Gas Technology Group. Prior to his current post, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Telecommunications Company (OmanTel) and earlier was the Managing Director of Oman Mobile Telecommunications Company (Oman Mobile). Before his joining the Telecom Sector, Dr. Rawas served in various academic and leadership positions at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) the flagship university in Oman. His last assignment was the Dean of Educational Services. Earlier to that he was the Director of the Center for Information System where he led the transformation of the role of ICT in the university. Dr. Amer Al Rawas is the current Chairman of MELA (Middle East Leadership Academy), a non-government leadership community serving the whole of Middle East providing leadership, training, networking, and inspiring the young leaders across the Middle East. Dr. Rawas is still serving in various educational and technological policy forums in the Sultanate and the region, these include: • Chairman of Middle East Leadership Academy • Chairman of Oman Society for Petroleum Services • Member of the Education Council. • Member of Oman Academic Accreditation Authority.
Ms. Areej Mohsin Haider Al ZaabiSharaka Chairperson, Mohsin Haider Darwish LLC
Ms. Areej Mohsin Haider Al Zaabi
Areej Mohsin Darwish is the Chairperson of ACERE cluster of Mohsin Haider Darwish LLC. Having joined the company 27 years ago she has been playing a key role in MHD business operations. She spearheads the Automotive, Construction Equipment, and Renewable Energy (ACERE) division of the family business. She graduated from Sultan Qaboos University with a Bachelor in Computer Science and started her career with Petroleum Development Oman. She joined the family business in 1994. She leads the organization to develop better practices and aims to carry the family legacy to greater heights. Her business acumen & astuteness in the business arena is well recognized & she represents at the Board of public & private sector organization. She is the Board member of the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chairperson of Areej Vegetable Oils & Derivatives SAOG, Duqm United Logistics and Board Member of Muscat University, and Member of UNICEF Leadership Circle. She is Chairperson of the Oman Business Forum, a professional platform comprising of members from public and private sectors. She is Council Member AACID Arab African Council For integration and Development and Board Member - Sultan Qaboos University The College of Engineering Industrial Advisory . The numerous awards received over the years in recognition of her leadership by global bodies motivates her to go above and beyond. Some of her recent accolades are Forbes named her as The Middle East 100 Most Powerful Businesswomen 2023, Middle East 50 Most Powerful Businesswomen 2022 & also The Middle East Most Influential Women Heading Diversified Conglomerates. Achievement in Business Award at the Arab Women of the Year Awards 2022 from London Arabia Organization. Received Gold, Silver & Bronze Stevie Awards 2021 for Women in Business & International Business Awards. Arabian Business Listed her in 50 Inspiring Female Business Leaders 2022 as well as Most Influential Arabs 2022. She also won award for her leadership from Harvard Business Council International Awards As a successful business leader & entrepreneur, she is an inspiration and role model for the younger generation of business leaders who aspire to be like her