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 created the largest publicly listed investment company in Oman.
Before joining OMINVEST, AbdulAziz was the CEO of Ahli Bank 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, Ahli Bank 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 Ahli Bank, 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 - Jabreen Capital - CEO
Mr. Anwar Al Jabri joined Jabreen Capital as Chief Executive Officer in 2018. Anwar has more than 18 years of industry experience where he has held various leadership positions. Prior to joining Jabreen Capital, Anwar spent 7 years at Oman Investment Fund (OIF), where he was an Investment Director and also CEO of OIF’s subsidiary National Pioneer Investment & Development Co. As an Investment Director at OIF, He was responsible for investments in Financial Services, Education, Healthcare, Retail, Technology, Telecom, Power Generation and Services Sectors. Before becoming Investment Director at OIF, he was Chief Financial Officer at OIF. Prior to joining OIF, he was a Financial Controller at Oman Refinery Company (ORC), where he was responsible for treasury operations, accounting, budgeting and financial reporting. 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 joined OMINVEST as the Business Executive Officer – Non-Banking Finance in May 2018 after 13 years as the CEO of National Finance Company SAOG. During this period, National Finance transformed into the market leader in Oman through development of new business segments, channel expansion by tripling the size of branch network and migration to a modern technology platform. Robert led the merger of National Finance with ORIX Leasing, this created the largest leasing company in Oman with a market share of 38%. Before National Finance, Robert spent 5 years at Citibank as the country business head of Asset Based Finance. Robert’s lending background was developed over his initial 10 years in corporate and investment banking across India and Australia at ANZ Banking Group and Banque Nationale de Paris. Robert holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore.
Neelmani Bhardwaj - Business Executive Officer – Insurance
Neelmani is a senior general insurance professional with 25 years of extensive international experience in Financial Services industry of which 18 years were with American International Group (AIG) in varied roles and geographies across South Asia, GCC, Africa, Russia and Europe. Prior to joining OMINVEST, Neelmani was the Country Head for AIG in Oman where he transformed a small country operation with 8 staff to a multimillion dollar business with 170+ professionals in a short span of 3 years. He has been highly successful in building a collaborative and effective working environment across culturally diverse teams and geographies. He has been effective in leading teams to high performance amidst a rapidly changing external and internal environment. Neelmani has done his Master’s in Business Administration from Amity Business School. At OMINVEST, Neel will be responsible to manage and grow the investments in the Insurance Sector.
Badar Awadh Al-Shanfari - Jabreen Capital – Deputy CEO
Mr Badar Al Shanfari is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Jabreen Capital. Prior to joining Jabreen Capital, Badar was the General Director of Uzbek-Oman Investment Company and UzOman Capital, which is a joint venture between Oman’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (State General Reserve Fund) and Fund for Reconstruction & Development of Uzbekistan, the leading Private Equity investor in Uzbekistan. Before joining Uzbek Oman Investment Company, Badar spent 4 years as a Senior Direct Investments Officer at the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF). Prior to SGRF, Badar spent 7 years as Manager Financial Services at Oman Refineries and Petrochemicals Company LLC (ORPIC).
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. He has over 12 years of professional experience in internal audit in various institutions in Oman including Oman Development Bank, Gulf Investment Services (GIS) and Gulf Baadar Capital Markets. 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. 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. Nasser joined OMINVEST Group in 2014, he has over 18 years’ experience in project management and real estate. Previously, he held the position of Director of Projects & Service Department at the Ministry of Endowments & Religious Affairs. He has also worked at Iskan Oman Investment Co. (IOIC) and Oman Telecommunications Company in a Project Management Role. Nasser holds a 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 graduated from Harvard Business School through its Senior Executive Leadership Program. At OMINVEST, Bikram is responsible for the Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Compliance 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. Muneer has over 15 years of experience in Internal Audit. He worked for various reputable companies such as Oman LNG, Takamul Investment Company and Al Maha Petroleum Marketing Company.