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Chief Commercial Officer - Nama Water Services
Ahmed has more than 22 years of experience in various fields. He worked in many positions in the electricity and related water sector, starting with the Ministry of Electricity and Water, and then joined the Electricity Regulatory Authority (Authority For Public Services Regulation) and then joined the Rural Areas Electricity Company (Tanweer) one of Nama Group Companies, where he worked as Chief of the Supply Sector since 2015 and was appointed as acting CEO Since 2021.
Ahmed has a wide experience in regulation and led several services teams related to services development, where he was appointed as Chairman of the Customers Services Development Committee in The Electricity Sector. He also participated in a number of internal and external committees in relation development of business systems and renewable energy solutions.
Ahmed holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Sultan Qaboos University and a Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde and has also successfully passed the National CEO Program.
Head of Water Management, Petroleum Development Oman
Saada is currently working as Head of Water Management & Subject Matter Expert in Petroleum Development Oman PDO. She is also a Board member in Oman Water Society and Board member in Produced Water Society.
Her recent activities include:
Saada has a total of 21 years of diverse experience in Oil & Gas sector downstream & Upstream. Prior joining PDO ,Saada has worked with Oman Refinery Company, Granherne, Tebodin Engineering Co, and Shell Marketing Oman.
VP Assets Management & Projects - Majis Industrial Services
Ayoub Sulaiman Al Kindi is the VP of Assets Management & Projects at Majis Industries Services. With an MBA from Suhar University and a Petroleum & Natural Gas degree from Sultan Qaboos University, he boasts +18 years of experience in the energy sector, holding various influential roles. Committed to excellence and sustainability, Ayoub continues to shape the industry's future with a strategic and forward-thinking approach.
Beyond his professional achievements, Ayoub is deeply committed to fostering collaborative relationships and creating value for stakeholders. His strategic mindset and ability to identify and seize opportunities have consistently driven transformative outcomes for organizations he's been a part of.
Head of Research, Development and Innovation - Nama Water Services
Interested in scientific research, she has won many awards in the field of innovation.
She believes in the importance of the role of research in finding innovative and sustainable solutions in the industrial field.
Dr. Buthaina is a specialized engineer. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemical and process engineering from Sultan Qaboos University in 2010. She joined after graduation. Directly in the field of work as the first treatment process engineer in Nama Group as a result of her keenness to expand and go deeper in her field, she completed her scientific career to obtain a master’s degree and a doctorate in environmental engineering, specializing in water treatment processes.
Thanks to the extensive knowledge she possesses in this specialty, she was able to progress smoothly through the career ladder and held several positions, including: Head of the Process Engineering Department, and she currently holds the position of Head of the Research, Development, Innovation and Sustainability Center.
Dr. Buthaina works alongside the research, development, innovation and sustainability team at Nama Water Services to develop the technical and technical aspects to achieve the sector’s sustainability by searching for effective alternative solutions in terms of technology and treatment cost, improving and developing the performance of existing operational assets to increase efficiency, in addition to testing And evaluate technologies by testing their products and suppliers’ services. In her capacity as head of the Center for Research, Development, Innovation and Sustainability.
Dr. Buthaina follows up the performance of carbon reduction and sustainability projects, such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and employing the green circular economy, such as utilizing treated water in hydrogen production, converting sludge into energy, and extracting carbon dioxide, and represents the company in international conferences and activities to highlight the company’s role.
Authority of Public Services Regulations
Dr. Salim Al Mamary is a Ph.D. holder in Project Management, University of South Australia, 2011. He has over 27 years of experience in project management, water resources management, water and networks projects, water utilities projects, water desalination, water recycling, irrigation projects, pumping stations, and flood protection dams in government and private sectors. Dr. Al Mamary has been involved in the planning, design, development, and management of several water-related projects in Oman. He has participated in water policy-making and water strategy planning. In the publication, He has over 20 papers presented at national and international conferences on the topics of water management, risks, and project management. Dr. Al Mamary is the Founder and Board member of Oman water society. He has a broad range of knowledge and involvement in international cooperation for research, seminars, conferences, and training on Project Management and Water Management.
Executive Director - Oman Water Society
Investment & Partnership Manager - Nama Water Services
Sultan Al-Salami has over 23 years of professional experience in various fields through the positions he has held. He started his career as a Mathematics teacher in 2000, then moved on to work as office manager of the Minister of Education. He became later a specialist in international relations at the same ministry and then served as the Director of Public Relations. He then shifted to the petroleum refining sector before joining Nama Water Services Company as the Director of the CEO's Office. Then to be a Manager of Business Development and Sales, where currently he is a Manager of Investment and Partnerships at Nama Water Services.
He holds a master’s degree in business administration from University of Wales in Cardiff - UK 2008 in addition to several specialized courses in projects’ management, sustainability, strategies, and leadership.
Sultan is skilled in ESG and sustainability, building strategies for several companies and non-governmental organizations, based on the pillars, priorities, and objectives of vision 2040.
He currently leads several joint economic projects with PDO, Omran Company, Asas Company, and others.
In addition to his experience in market studies and analyzing economic indicators, he has experience in marketing, branding, and event management.
Head of Mechanical Engineering Unit, University of Technology and Applied Sciences
Professional qualifications and certificates
He holds a bachelor and PhD in engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) Australia. He also, accomplished Post-Doc study at Sultan Qaboos University in the field of nanotechnology. He also participated in more than 17 professional and specialized courses in management, planning, and finance, including a full-year professional course in circular economics at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
He is currently an academic at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences. He also previously worked in the industrial and academic sectors in Australia and Britain. He also worked as a visiting professor at a number of universities and research centers.
He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company, as well as Vice Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Global College of Engineering and Technology. He also previously held a number of supervisory positions in a number of institutions in Australia and the Sultanate of Oman.
Scientific publishing and innovation
He has published number of peer-reviewed scientific publications in a number of scientific journals and international conferences. He also he has contributed in writing books which were published internationally in Germany, America, Britain, and Australia. He also participated in a group of international conferences and seminars as a keynote speaker in France, India, and the Sultanate of Oman. He also won awards and praises for scientific research and innovation outstanding.
He participated in many research, development and industrial projects. Resulted in registering 2 industrial patents. He also contributed to the development of master’s programs at Sultan Qaboos University and RMIT University.
Projects, consultations and community service
He contributed to the implementation of more than 14 research projects and technical consultations related to the field of circular economy, and also contributed to more than 5 national projects and initiatives.
Associate. Professor, Sultan Qaboos University
Dr. Mohammed Zahir Al-Abri is an Associate Professor in Petroleum & Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman. In addition to his academic position, he is the Founder and Director of Nanotechnology Research Center, SQU. He completed all his tertiary education from University of Nottingham (UK) from 2003-2007. His major interest lies in cutting-edge research in nanotechnology, water treatment, hydrogen production, membrane technology and environmental engineering including applications of nanotechnology in water and petroleum industries. Dr. Al-Abri has more than 30 major research projects in different areas of water treatment and desalination, nanotechnology for environmental and renewable energy applications, and membrane technology. He has more than 85 international journal papers, 30 international conferences, 25 technical reports, 4 patent applications and 3 book chapters. Dr. Al-Abri is a member of a number of international editorial boards including being a Topic Editor in “Membranes: MDPI Journal. He organized and co-organized several international conferences in nanotechnology and water treatment.
Water & Wastewater Manager - Authority for Public Services Regulations
With a career spanning over 20 years, Eng : Saud Al-Shidhani has navigated through various roles in the water, sanitation, and sewage sector, showcasing his versatility in governmental institutions, government-owned companies, oil and gas sector entities, and private enterprises. Presently, he holds the position of Manager of Water and Sanitation Sector Regulation at the Public Services Regulatory Authority. Throughout his professional journey, Saud has been instrumental in overseeing the successful implementation of numerous water and sanitation projects in the Sultanate.
In 2021, Saud joined the Public Services Regulatory Authority, assuming the responsibility of regulating the water sector—a position he currently holds. With a wealth of experience spanning both public and private sectors, Saud is a seasoned communication professional proficient in optimizing organizational assets for success. His skills encompass formulating strategic business objectives, implementing efficient systems and processes, and monitoring performance metrics such as key performance indicators and outsourcing agreements across diverse business sectors.
Director of Water Research Center - Sultan Qaboos University
Associate Professor in Water Resources Management and Director of the Water Research Center at Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. Obtained Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (Water Resources Management – Groundwater Hydrology) from the University of Queensland – Australia in June 2007. My Research focuses on water resources management in arid zones. I published 70 Refereed papers, edited 2 books with Springer, and more than 40 conference/symposium presentations with several book chapters. Established international collaboration with several international institutions such as Uni of Kyoto, Japan, NASA and Caltech USA, Utrecht University and Amsterdam University in the Netherlands, and Dresden Uni of Technology in Germany, among others. Lead several consultancies and research grants and supervised several PhD and MSc students. Associate Editors in several Journals. I have led strategic consultancy and research projects on topics such as shallow water table problems in Oman, MAR, and ASR projects, management of recharge dams, assessment of climate change effect on water resources, and many numerical modeling studies.
Strategic Planning and Economics Manager - Nama Dhofar Services
Ahmed AL Sadooni holds MBA International from University of Portsmouth, UK. He started his career with Ministry of Electricity & Water before the structuring of the Electricity Sector in Oman. Since then, he continued his journey with Nama expanding his knowledge and experience in the sector by taking several managerial positions. Currently he is responsible for Developing the strategy of the company and monitoring the implementation and execution of the business plan considering the 3 main services that NDS provides to its customers (Electricity, Water and Wastewater).
In addition, Ahmed has participated in several International Conferences and Forums as a speaker. Also was Project Manager in variety of projects within NDS.
Regional Representative in MENA region, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Dr. Youssef Brouziyne is the International Water Management Institute’s (IWMI) Country Representative – Egypt, and Regional Representative – Middle East and North Africa. He brings significative experience in sustainability stewardship and resilience building across the water and agricultural value chains in North Africa, West Africa, and Southern Europe with multinational agribusiness corporations. He was previously a professor and researcher at the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco from 2019-2022, where he managed and contributed to a portfolio of research and innovation projects around climate change impacts on agro-hydrological systems, climate-smart water and crops systems, as well as social and digital innovations for resilient and sustainable water and crops systems.
Currently, Dr Youssef Brouziyne is IWMI's representative in Egypt and the MENA region. Together with a highly skilled team in the MENA office and a diversified panel of partners, he strives to help stakeholders in the region move towards growth and sustainable development through innovative science-based water and climate solutions. He has a PhD in water and climate change from Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, a Master’s in marketing and product development from IAE of Metz-France, a Master’s in integrated sustainable solutions for Mediterranean tree crops from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, and an agronomic engineering degree from the Hassan II institute for Agronomy in Morocco.
Senior Manager - Research, Development and Innovation - Oman Investment Authority
“Dr. Mohamed Al-Rawahi has an extensive RDI experience working with both academic and business settings. His academic background includes B.sc & M.sc from college of Agricultural and Marine Science, Sultan Qaboos University, PhD in Agro-ecosystem from Kassel University, Germany, and PostDoc in wastewater treatment from Helmholtz Center for Environmental Researches (UFZ), Germany”.