Abdulaziz M. Al Balushi - Group CEO
AbdulAziz Mohammed Al Balushi has been the Group CEO of Oman International Development and Investment Company SAOG (OMINVEST) since January 2014.
With experience of more than 33 years, AbdulAziz has extensive in-depth knowledge of global financial services industry. At OMINVEST, AbdulAziz was the key driver behind the merger of Ominvest and ONIC Holding, which has created the largest publicly listed investment company in Oman.
Before joining OMINVEST, AbdulAziz was the CEO of Ahlibank SAOG from 2007 to 2013 and was primarily responsible in converting a single product mortgage bank into a full-fledged commercial bank. During his tenure, Ahlibank won many prestigious awards including; the best bank of Oman for three consecutive years by OER, the best bank in Oman 2012 by World Finance and the Bankers award 2013. AbdulAziz has held positions of increasing responsibility in all major areas of Banking. Abdulaziz started his career with Oman International Bank and prior to joining Ahlibank, he was Deputy CEO of National Bank of Oman.
AbdulAziz holds Master of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Strathclyde (UK) and a Fellow Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK). He has attended a host of Specialized Executive Management Development Programs at International Institutes of worldwide repute including, London Business School, INSEAD Business School and Strathclyde University Business School. In November 2012, he was ranked as the "Second Best CEO in the Arab Banking World" by Forbes Magazine.
AbdulAziz is the Chairman of Board of Directors at Oman Electricity Transmission Company SAOC (a wholly government-owned entity), Oman Real Estate Investments and Services SAOC and Oman National Investment Corporation SAOC. He is also a Board member at Oman Arab Bank SAOC, Ubhar Capital SAOC, National Finance Company SAOG and National Life and General Insurance Company SAOG. Additionally, he is a member of Oman American Business Center, an organization formed to foster the development of commercial activity between the United States of America and the Sultanate of Oman.
Shahid Rasool - Deputy CEO
Shahid is the Deputy CEO at OMINVEST and joined the firm as CIO in August 2014. Over the last 20 years, he has held leadership responsibilities at prominent Investment Banks and Investment Firms in the Middle East. Shahid has managed substantially large investment platforms across public equities, private equity, fixed income and alternative investments across regional and int’l markets. Before joining OMINVEST, Shahid was Head of Public Securities at QInvest (Qatar's largest investment bank) and managed the bank’s proprietary capital and client portfolios focusing on MENA and Global Equities. Earlier, he was Head of Investments Group at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) in Abu Dhabi, where he led a large team and managed multi-asset investment portfolios covering MENA and Global markets. Shahid is a CFA charter holder and received his MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Illinois, USA.
Anwar Al Jabri - ONIC - CEO
Mr. Anwar Al Jabri is the Chief Executive Officer of ONIC. He joins from Oman Investment Fund (OIF), where he was an Investment Director and also CEO of OIF’s subsidiary National Pioneer Investment & Development Co.
He has more than 18 years of industry experience where he has held various leadership positions. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting, Masters in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Robert Pancras - Business Executive Officer – Non-Banking Finance
Robert Pancras is currently Business Executive Officer – Non- Banking Finance at OMINVEST. He has a total of 28 years work experience of which 13 years as CEO of National Finance Co SAOG, 5 years as Asset Based Finance Head, India at Citibank NA and 10 years at different banks in India and Australia in the areas of Corporate Banking, Investment Banking and Asset Finance.
Robert is a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Bachelor of Engineering College of Engineering, Guindy
Badar Awadh Al-Shanfari - ONIC – Deputy CEO
Mr Badar Al Shanfari is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Oman National Investment Corporation (ONIC) SAOC, which is one of the leading investment firms in Oman and a subsidiary of Ominvest Group (Oman International Development and Investment Company SAOG) is among the longest established investment companies in the Gulf region and one of the first to be listed both in Oman and the region. It has built its success on the solid foundations of consistent performance from its portfolio of investments within and outside the Sultanate over the 30 years of its existence.
Prior to joining ONIC, Mr. Al Shanfari was the General Director of Uzbek-Oman Investment Company and UzOman Capital, which is a joint venture between Oman’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (SGRF) and Uzbekistan’s Fund for Reconstruction & Development investing that has become the leading Private Equity investor.
Mr Al Shanfari is currently on the Investment Committee of Uzbek-Oman Investment Company and is a Director in Takaful Oman Insurance SAOG and Aron Investment Limited (GCC Education Investment Platform). He was previously the Deputy Chairman of Prime Ceramics, a Director in Uzbek Leasing and a Director in Gulf Investment Services Holding Co.
Mr. Al Shanfari is a Certified Public Account from the state of Delaware and has a Masters in Business Administration Degree from University of Strathclyde (UK)
Hamid Al Harthi - Chief Human Resource Officer
Hamid is the Chief Human Resources Officer. Hamid joined OMINVEST in 2009 as a Vice President Internal Audit, reporting to Audit Committee. He later changed his career to Head of Support Services at OMINVEST. Hamid is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) – from the Institution of Internal Auditors (IIA), United State of America (USA) and Certified Internal Quality Auditor (CIQA). He is a Member of Institution of Internal Auditor (IIA), USA. He is also a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), USA. He has over 12 years of professional experience in internal audit in various institutions in Oman includes; Oman Development Bank, Gulf Investment Services (GIS) as a Head of Internal Audit & Group Compliance Officer, at Gulf Baadar Capital Markets as Management representative of GIS. Hamid graduated from Sultan Qaboos University with a bachelor degree of Science in Accounting from College of Commerce and Economics.
Nasser Al Shibli - ORIS - General Manager
Nasser Al Shibli is the General Manager of ORIS. He has over 18 years’ experience in project management and real estate. Previously, he has worked in a reputed real estate company and also in Oman Telecommunications & Ministry of Endowments & Religious Affairs.
Nasser holds an B.Sc in Civil Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University, MBA from the University of Bedfordshire and a Master Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.
Bikram Monga - Chief Risk Officer
Bikram is a senior risk management professional with 20 years of extensive international experience in financial services industry across Commercial & Investment Banking, Brokerage, Advisory, and Islamic Banking. His experience includes working with leading institutions across GCC, Western & Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where he has accumulated an extensive understanding of various markets and advised businesses in multicultural environments. Bikram holds a BSc (with honors) in Mechanical Engineering from Moscow and an MBA from University of Alberta, Canada. Bikram is currently pursuing Senior Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School. At OMINVEST, Bikram is responsible for the Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Compliance and Legal functions.
Muneer Al-Mughairy - Chief Internal Auditor
Muneer Al-Mughairy is the Chief Internal Auditor who provides strategic direction to the audit department at OMINVEST and various subsidiaries and associates within the Group. He is a board member in the Institute of Internal Audit, Oman chapter and sets in the advisory board at the department of accounting at Sultan Qaboos University. Muneer is a Certified Internal Audit, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Information System Auditor.
Nashat Helal - Chief Financial Officer
Nashat is the Chief Financial Officer of OMINVEST and Joined the firm in July 2013. He is a member of the Institute of Management accountants and CFA Institute with over than 16 years of professional experience in managing the finance functions, formulating strategic business plans, budgeting and financial planning. Before joining OMINVEST, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Oman Sail LLC, where he led the finance and operation teams. Previously, he worked with Ernst & Young in Jordan and Oman where he was the Executive manager leading the risk management team and led projects across various industries covering government, utilities, insurance, energy, banking and financial services. He is a CFA charter holder, CPA & CMA by profession and holds Bachelor degree in Marketing from Yarmouk University in Jordan. Nashat currently pursuing his Executive MBA at London Business School.