Omran Group’s senior management team comprises diverse and capable professionals with global and local expertise.
Hashil bin Obaid Al Mahrouqi
Hashil Al Mahrouqi has accumulated experience spanning twenty years in investment management in multiple sectors, such as oil and gas, tourism and logistics. As part of this distinguished career, he worked for a period of 10 years in the management of a range of mixed-use real estate developments and tourism investments.
Al Mahrouqi held a number of positions, the last of which was Senior Manager of Investment Real Estate at the Oman Investment Authority (OIA), Chairman and CEO of Yiti Tourism Development Company, Chairman of the Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Directors at ASAAS Company. In addition to his membership in a number of boards of directors and associated committees in the Oman Investment Authority’s real estate investments in both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Germany. This also coincided with other roles that he assumed, including managing local and international real estate investment portfolios amounting to one billion Omani riyals in the sectors of hospitality, entertainment, logistics, retail and multi-purpose projects, as well as leading projects to attract foreign direct investment worth tens of millions.
In his current position as CEO of OMRAN Group, Al Mahrouqi is taking the helm at the Group to enrich the efforts of development, progress and growth in the tourism sector. In addition to enhancing the capabilities of the Group, its subsidiaries and the broad portfolio of tourism assets and investments across the Sultanate, in compliance with the directions of Oman Investment Authority. Aiming at maximizing investment returns and achieving local added value, these efforts will contribute towards delivering some of key objectives of Oman 2040 Vision, through attracting tourism investments, developing pioneering projects and yielding socio-economic returns for the Sultanate.
Al Mahrouqi holds multiple academic and professional qualifications, most notably the Master of Business Administration from Sultan Qaboos University, the Rising Leaders Program Certificate from HEC Paris Business School, the Real Estate Leadership Program certificate from Harvard Business School, and the Executive Leadership Program certificate from INSEAD International Business School, in addition to many professional and specialized certificates in the fields of investment, real estate and management.
Qais Al Hosni
Qais Al Hosni joined OMRAN in 2013 as Head of CEO Office with more than 20 years of experience in senior roles across Oman’s public and private sectors, Qais has recently held the position of VP- Corporate & Government Affairs to oversee a number of divisions which maintain OMRAN’s brand presence and reputation, as well as ensuring a robust protocol management and external communication with all relevant government authorities and stakeholders, including high dignitaries and senior executives in both government and private sector, and leads Omran’s Executive Office – planning, organizing, and executing important activity with the board and management on a daily basis.
During his 20-year professional journey, Al Hosni acquired an accumulative experience that covered multiple fields spanning Finance, Auditing, HR & Administration Management, Public Relations, Tendering & Contract Management. Some of the key positions he has held were; General Manager of Al Batinah Development Association (BDA) representing the mega industry at Sohar Industrial Port, and Director of Public Affairs at the Ministry of Awqaf & Religious Affairs.
Al Hosni Served the country through his dynamic role of being an elected Member of Majlis A’Shura (The Omani Parliament) in mid-90’s.
Bringing expertise gained in numerous industries to his role, Al Hosni’s multi-faceted career positions him as a natural candidate to assist with the highest levels of decision making in Omran’s bid to drive the investment, growth and development of the country’s rapidly growing tourism sector.
Al Hosni has an equally impressive academic background, with a degree in Liberal Studies from Seattle University, and diplomas in Arts & Sciences and general studies, after six years of study in Washington, USA.
Hussain Al Bulushi
With a First-class Honors Master’s degree in Management, specializing in Organization Development & Change Management from Victoria University – Australia, Hussain Al Bulushi has been steadily progressing in his career since he started his professional life. He is a dedicated and determined individual with a good track record of total career competence and great achievements. As a leader, Hussain possesses the breadth of vision, professionalism and the required confidence to make independent decisions wherever required.
He started his career with Muscat Municipality (MM) where he worked his way up the ladder to become the Sr. Specialist of OD & Change of MM at a director’s level. He was also involved in the early days of setting up of the Wave (now Al Mouj Muscat), Wastewater Services Co. (now Haya Water), Solid Waste Management Co. (now Be’ah). Hussain was also part of many Management & Advisory Committees at MM, and externally in other government entities within Oman and one in Europe. He has affiliations with SHRM (USA), CIPD (UK) and the INSEAD Business School (Singapore).
Hussain joined OMRAN in Feb 2009 where he led the creation of a few support services sections/departments and oversaw the management of them. He moved up the ladder gradually to become the SVP of Shared Services at OMRAN Group, with various support services departments under his leadership.
As a major part of his role at OMRAN, Hussain has been entrusted to oversee the overall coordination efforts between OMRAN and its subsidiary companies and orchestrate the relationship between them, to optimize and streamline all the processes and efforts towards the achievement of the best results in overall cost reduction and workforce/resources utilization for the entire OMRAN Group. Moreover, on a more strategic level and to a certain extent, he is also involved with OMRAN’s owned hotels and other assets on various fronts, which is done in coordination with OMRAN’s Hospitality Division. Additionally, being part of the Executive Management team, he also represents OMRAN as board member, in some of OMRAN’s subsidiary companies and JVs.
Hussain has always been an Advocate of developing Omani talents. He strongly believes in the career development of all young beginners that show a sense of seriousness in learning new skills and demonstrate the right attitude towards their professional lives. He believes it is the duty of all the seniors, to cater and nurture the development needs of the promising junior calibers for the future of Oman. The knowledge and business wisdom must be passed on to Oman’s future generations.
Zoltan is an experienced real estate investment professional with over 20 years of industry exposure covering multiple managerial and leadership positions across geographies.
His primary expertise is in hotel investments and asset management, but Zoltan has been extensively involved in other real estate asset classes like office, residential and mixed-use developments.
He began his career in philanthropic organisations, then continued with KPMG, where he worked for a decade in the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism team for the Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Prior to joining OMRAN, where he heads up the asset management and hospitality functions, Zoltan worked at the sovereign wealth fund of Oman (SGRF) where he was responsible for the direct hospitality portfolio and real estate funds.
Zoltan, an engineer by first training, studied social sciences and acquired an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in Finance. He is a certified asset manager from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Said Al Qasmi
Eng. Said Al Qasmi joined OMRAN in June 2009 to oversee the development of Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Project. Prior to joining OMRAN, Al Qasmi held various positions within the Muscat Municipality since joining there in 1986, and the last position he held was the Deputy Director General of Technical Affairs in addition to being responsible as Team Leader of many strategic projects including the Privatization of the Muscat Wastewater Project, Al Athaiba – Al Mawaleh Sea Front Development Project and the Muscat Solid Waste Management Scheme. Said also worked for Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company (Oman LNG) for six years and Sama Dubai prior to joining OMRAN.
As a Senior VP of OCEC project, which is the largest development under development by OMRAN, Said oversees all aspects of the project’s development. He is responsible for the development, design and construction of this project. This will encompass all activities related to business and development planning, project planning, financial and commercial planning, engineering design and construction.
Said holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from USA and Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Saif Al Hinai
Holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma – USA in 1990, Saif bin Ali bin Nasser Al-Hinai has been a part of the Sultanate’s architecture and design industry for over 25 years.
He was the leading force behind the Muscat Municipality’s win of three significant awards in the fifth round of the Arab Cities Organization Award in 1994. Under his stewardship, Muscat Municipality achieved first prize for the Municipality’s head office building in the category of architecture, first prize for city beautification and the second prize in landscaping and public parks.
Having worked for over 14 years in various departments of the Central Design Cell at the Muscat Municipality – Diwan of Royal Court, he was appointed to the position of Director General of Landscaping & Public Parks and General Supervisor of Central Design Department in 2004. Following that, Saif bin Ali bin Nasser Al-Hinai took up the opportunity to be Vice President, Development at Al Madina A’Zarqa, Blue City Company between 2007 and 2010 where he supervised the development as well as acted as the liaison with consultants to the project, Ministries and Government Authorities, and other parties linked in the project’s execution.
In 2012, he joined Omran as Senior Vice President & Executive Director of the Al-Irfan Urban Development Project – a proposed Capital District for Muscat to the International Airport and enjoying strategic highway access to a location central to Muscat’s 40km coastal urban corridor. Al-Irfan is expected to redirect the capital’s CBD to a highly accessible, virgin site away from the existing congested centre in Ruwi, creating Muscat’s New Financial and Business District.
He’s currently holding the position of a Senior Vice President- Business Development whose key role is ensuring Corporate Business growth through identifying, researching, analysing, developing and strategizing Corporate Business requirements to develop and grow and then realizing its full potential.
Salah Al Ghazali
With a Master’s in Business Administration and over 16 years’ experience in Real Estate and Tourism, Salah Al Ghazali has a proven record of success in Investment, Strategy and Business Planning across various levels of management.
Salah’s current job profile as Vice President-Development Partnerships & Investor Relations at Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (OMRAN), the executive arm of the government of Oman for the development of the tourism sector, provides him with wide exposure to the investments in various tourism and hospitality projects across Oman along with intelligence of major players in tourism , the prospective investment opportunities in this sector and high-level engagement with various stakeholders in the international hospitality business arena.
Before joining OMRAN, Al Ghazali was instrumental in successfully setting up, Majan Development Company SAOC (MDC) US$ 65 million, one of the first Islamic compliant Real Estate Companies in Oman -at a time when the Islamic compliant concept was not yet supported in the business domain. Working with MDC for 2 years allowed him to advance his expertise in Real Estate investments and deal with major international investors and players in the GCC market. His first major achievement as Business Development Manager at MDC was an investment transaction of US$15 million which yielded a 60% return.
Salah has built accumulative experience in investment after successful 8 years at The Public Authority for Investment Promotion & Export Development (Ithraa), which enabled him to create a strong professional network and cultivate excellent working relations with high ranking decision makers in the Government and other key companies in the private sector. The domain he focused primarily on was promoting FDI in the Real Estate & Tourism sector. During this stint, he led the investment strategy development team to identify opportunity sectors and potential projects in the Sultanate, in addition to successfully setting up partnerships between a number of international investors and local companies.
In addition to his active role at OMRAN, Salah is the acting Managing Director of Yiti Tourism Development Company SAOC, and Investment Manager in Iskan International Projects FZC a Ras Al Khaima based Real Estate Fund, both in which OMRAN has a stake. He also represents OMRAN as a Board Member & Audit Committee Member, in several Joint Ventures under OMRAN Group.
In 2016, Salah Graduated from the National CEO Program, an initiative being organised Under the patronage of the Diwan of Royal Court, aiming to develop the next generation of private sector Omani leaders and CEOs.