Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani
Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani joined the Board in September 2012. Dr. Barwani is founder and Chairman of MB Holding group of companies (www.mbholdingco.com). He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Miami University, USA and was awarded a Master’s Degree and PhD (Honorary) in Petroleum Engineering from Herriot- Watt University, UK.
MB Holding is the parent company of a number of companies with wide ranging interests in oil and gas, mining, marine and engineering services. MB Holding also has investments in financial services and in hospitality development. MB Group has operations in more than 20 countries, and employs more than 6,000 employees.
Dr. Barwani is a non-executive Director of a number of publicly traded and joint stock companies: Oman Air, Al Madina Insurance co. SAOG, Al Madina Investments SAOG (Muscat Stock Market), and UCL Resources. Dr. Barwani was formerly a non-executive director of National Bank of Oman, Shell Oman Marketing Company, Transgulf Holding and Taageer Leasing Company, Oman.
He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland to the Sultanate of Oman. He is also a member of the Sea-keepers International, a group dedicated to the protection of the Ocean’s eco-systems and its environment.
Dr. Barwani was awarded a life Time Achievement by the Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal (2008), selected by Ernst & Young as a Global Entrepreneur representing Oman in 2012. He was conferred “COMMANDEUR” IN DE ORDE VAN ORANGE-NASSAU by Her Majesty the Queen of The Netherlands in January, 2012. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland in March.