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. Khalid Ahmed Al HussaniSharaka Chief Economist & Executive Chairman, Aljazeera Global Services & Investments (AGSI)
Sh. Khalid Ahmed Al Hussani
Eng. Khamis Mubarak Al KiyumiSharaka Chairman, Al Madina Real Estate Company
Eng. Khamis Mubarak Al Kiyumi
Ms. Khawla Hamoud Al HarthiSharaka Chief Executive Officer, Lima Trading Company
Ms. Khawla Hamoud Al Harthi
The Hon. Lujaina Mohsen Al ZaabiSharaka Deputy Chairperson, Mohsin Haider Darwish LLC
The Hon. Lujaina Mohsen Al Zaabi
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.
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)
Eng. Mohammed Hassan Al Theeb
- BS in Electronic Engineering in 1985 from Florida A&M University, USA
- Radio Engineering in 1986 from BBC, U.K.
- Advanced Engineering in Propagation and Radiation 1989 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S.A
- 1977 - 1994 - Radio Sultanate of Oman Regional Engineer
- 1994 - 1996 - Al Jadd Trading & Contracting Est. General Manager
- 1996 - 2005 - Oman Fiber Optic Co. S.A.O.G. General Manager
- 2005 – 2009 - Salalah Free Zone Co. SAOC Chief Executive Officer
- 2009 – Till date - Omani Integrated Logistic Co. Chief Executive Officer, Member of Logistics Steering Committee – Tanfeedh, Member of Economic Committee – Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry.