Said Al Mandhari has started his role as a CEO of ITHCA Group on October 2019 after having more than 20 years of experience in the ICT sector. Prior to working for the Group, he was the CEO of Oman Broadband for about 6 years, managing more than 180 professionals in the IT & Telecommunication sector. He worked before that for multiple entities in the public and private sector. He was involved in multiple national projects related to the e-government initiatives. In addition to his current full-time job, Al Mandhari is currently involved in multiple committees and working groups related to ICT strategies, national capacity building, SMEs and digital economy. He is also a member of multiple companies’ Board of Directors and Industry Advisory Boards in different universities and colleges. Al Mandhari holds a Master’s degree in computer engineering, and computer systems engineering degree from Kent University in 2000. He is also a graduate of Executive Management Program from Berkeley University in 2018.
Brigadier General (Engineer) Khalid bin Hilal bin Khalid al-Busaidi – an officer in the Royal Omani Army, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Engineering from Pakistan Islamic Republic, and has another Bachelor’s degree in Military Studies from the Command and Staff College (Sultanate of Oman).
Brigadier General (Engineer) Khalid al-Busaidi represented the Ministry of Defense and the Sultan’s Armed Forces in the relevant committees at the national level and at the level of the military and security agencies as well with participation in several committees and work teams to conduct strategic studies related to electronic management in the Ministry of Defense. Also, he planned and supervise the implementation of all strategic communications projects in the Ministry of Defense, including but not limited to develop and expand the Ministry of Defense’s data transmission network project in all camps and bases of the Ministry of Defense and the Sultan’s Armed Forces, the Hezam project to lay fiber optic cables of the Ministry of Defense, and the Taif project to connect and manage cables Optical fibers, in addition to managing the electronic Al-Jarb project named by Shurooq for the Royal Army of Oman, setting user requirements and evaluating competing companies’ offers It is involved in communications projects, in addition to planning and managing field experiments for all joint communications devices that are nominated to enter service in the Sultan’s Armed Forces and the Royal Army of Oman.
Said Al-Aufi is the Acting CEO at Mars Development & Investment (MDI), he is responsible for managing a multi-asset class portfolio in the financial services, Fintech, technology and commodities sectors. Before joining MDI, Said worked in the Asset Allocation and Business Strategy team in the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF).
Said has a Double Degree in Commercial Law & Banking and Finance from Monash University in Australia, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He has also completed several executive management programs in the areas of executive leadership, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Fintech, Artifical Intelligence, Internet of Things (IOT) and Venture Capital.
Currently, Said is a board member in a number of companies in the financial services, technology, and telecommunications sectors.
Khalid has more than 21 years of comprehensive background serving both corporate and non-profit organizations in Branding and Marketing Strategy, incorporating creation and implementation of his experience across Education, Telecom, IT, Tourism, and government sectors. He held leadership roles in Management, Strategy, PR, Media, International Relations, and Brand Management. Khalid is an expert when it comes to negotiating contracts, developing partnerships, supporting sales, business effort, crisis management and public relations.
Khalid held the position of Director General of Information and Awareness division at the Ministry of Technology and Communications (previously as Information Technology Authority) since May 2012. During the period of 2008-2012, Khalid was the Country Director for Oman at My Destination/My Guide Network; a global Travel Network Company based in the UK. Also, between 2004-2008, Khalid worked for Oman leading Telecommunications Companies (Omantel); and Oman mobile as Head of the Corporate Branding and in charge of Corporate Communications VP. While being there, Oman Mobile won the best brand in Oman in both 2006 and 2007.
Khalid’s career started in 1998 at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) where he got promoted through until he became The Director of Public Relations and Information. Khalid completed his high school education from Jaber Bin Zaid School and earned a bachelor’s degree from SQU in Physics with minor in Computer Science. In 2014 and 2015, he completed two Senior Executive Training Programs through George Washington University and IMD Business School in Switzerland, and the other one was in the UK at London Business School.
Khalid has held a variety of memberships including being a member of the Oman 2040 Vision Communication Committee, a member of Oman Tourism Strategy 2040 and a member at The National Committee of the World Trade Organization.
Eng. SALIM AL AMRI joined to the Ministry of Transport and Communication and Information Technology since I had graduated from Sultan Qaboos University Collage of Civil Engineering in 1995. Currently holding the position of the Director General for Roads and Land Transport.
I started my career at Ministry as road In 1995 as engineer in the Maintenance department. In 2003 appointed as the director of studies and planning. In 2005, as deputy Director General of Road for Maintenance then in 2008 deputy Director General for Maintenance and Land Transport.
In 2011 I was a member of Railway technical team responsible for study of Railway project in Oman so I participated on Technical committee of the GCC looking for the development of the GCC Railway project.
Reyya Al Toqi is a Manger of Corporate Planning & Strategy at Oman Investment Authority (“OIA”). She is responsible for setting the strategy and business plans for OIA as well as overseeing the business plan of OIA’s subsidiaries.
Prior to that, Ms. Al Toqi managed OIA’s Fund Investments, a multi-billion dollar global portfolio that invests across various strategies including Buyout, Growth, Infrastructure, Distressed Assets and Real Estate. During her tenure at OIA, she closed over 30 fund investments and overseen the closing of 13 fund investments. Furthermore, Ms. Al Toqi was also involved in private equity co-investments in multiple sectors including technology, energy transition, healthcare, and consumer.
Ms. Al Toqi holds a seat on the Advisory Board of Trust bridge Partners and Redview &Advantech Capital both of which are Chinese based private equity firm that focuses on investments in technology, media and healthcare. From 2015 to 2018, she was also on the Advisory Board of MBK Partners, one of Asia’s largest private equity investors.
Ms. Al Toqi is a CFA Charterholder and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with Distinction from the Sultan Qaboos University.
Engineer Nasser Ali Al Hinai is retired from the last position as the Director General of Technical Affairs at the Municipality of Muscat.
He holds Master (Environmental Engineering and Project Management) from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom – 2001, in addition to a BA (with honors) in Civil Engineering in 1994 from Sultan Qaboos University.
He also served as a member of the Omani National Spatial Strategy (ONSS) at the former Supreme Council for Planning, a member of the Joint Technical Committee of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, a member of the Steering Committee for Geographic Information Systems, a member of the National Program for Enhancing Economic Diversification (Tanfeedh), and a member of the Omani Business Forum. He is also a member of the national team to implement 5G technology in the Sultanate of Oman.