EXECUTIVE TEAM

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ENG. SAID AL SHANFARI

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Al Shanfari has a wealth of experience working in leadership roles in marketing and communications across Oman and the wider region. His professional experience includes progressing through various management positions during his eight-year tenure in Ooredoo Oman, including Director of Business Marketing. Most recently, he held the role of General Manager of Marketing Communication and Performance at Omantel. Al Shanfari successfully completed Oman’s National CEO Program in 2017, which prepared Oman’s brightest talent to compete in the global marketplace with an aim to build the next generation of Omani leaders. Bringing the leadership skills and experience he gained from the CEO program, Al Shanfari aims to promote Oman and OCEC as a hub for regional and international conferences and exhibitions, as well as a venue for live events and showcasing the natural beauty and rich culture of Oman. In 2019, Al Shanfari was selected as one of the Top 100 Most Influential CEO’s in Oman. Al Shanfari holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Hull and a double Bachelor’s from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, in Computer Management and Information Systems, as well as Business Administration and International Business. He has further completed additional leadership and management courses from the London Business School and the IMD Business School, and is an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation.


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SAMIRA HILAL AL-NAAMANI

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES

Samira Al-Naamani serves in the position of Director of Finance and Corporate Services at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, after joining the team in 2015. Her responsibilities include key stakeholder communications, implementation and management of company-wide financial systems, reporting and budget development, among many others. Al-Naamani brings with her an impressive history of experience in finance and accounts across the hospitality and tourism sector. Having joined the pre-opening team at Grand Hyatt Muscat, she went on to spend 18 years with the company, working her way to the position of Director of Finance and Administration. She holds an Associate Degree in Finance and Accounting from Modern College of Business and Science in Muscat, Oman.


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DR SALIM AL FLAITI

DIRECTOR OF VENUE OPERATION

An Omani professional with over 18 years of experience, Dr Al Flaiti attained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Duquesne in Pennsylvania – USA. He also holds a PhD in Leadership and Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix. His primary areas of expertise include Leadership, Management and Administration. He is a member of the Oman Society of Human Resources Management and a certified Global HR professional by the Society of Human Resource Management. Dr Al Flaiti has held leadership positions in both the government and private sectors in Oman since 2004. He worked in the Health Care sector and the Oil & Gas industry, before moving to his current role in the Tourism industry, where he is on the executive management team of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. He has also taught at the Middle East College of Technology on a part time basis in the field of Human Resources Management for both under-graduate and graduate level students. He has been involved in numerous academic initiatives, including setting up custom-made training programs for frontline administrators, mid-line managers, and inspirational leadership. Training programs where he is well versed include, but are not limited to: · Human Resource Management · Strategic Planning · Communication · Team Building and positive thinking


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HASSAN AL LAWATI

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS & GOVERNMENT LIAISON

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (OCEC) Board of Directors appoints the former Deputy General Manager of Oman International Exhibition Centre Hassan Ramadhan Suleiman Al Lawati, as the Director of Corporate Affairs and Government Liaison. Hassan's career spans 34 years of experience in the private and government sector, including the Office of Deputy Prime Minister for Finance and Economy (Ministry of Finance) and Office of the Special Advisor for His Majesty for External Liaison for 12 years. As successful banker with Oman International Bank (OIB) doing impactful and growth-oriented work, and building collaborative and customer-oriented products he steered the bank to a record-breaking growth in revenue and profit. He has also held the post of former Deputy General Manager of Oman International Exhibition Centre.


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TROY REYNOLDS

DIRECTOR OF EVENT OPERATION

Troy is a true expert in managing complex meetings, conventions, exhibitions and/or special events by presenting the ideal event design that guarantees success. He loves helping event planning sort through complex event requirements to get to the best event solution. His motto is: "Anything is possible”. He uses a potent combination of experimentation, expertise and intuition, which makes him the 'go-to' event operator. Not the sort who plans events through just meetings, he believes in being in middle of the action as he strongly believes that the smartest event advice is never general, but rather is tailored to the unique characteristics of an event stakeholder's situation. He feels that there is always a smarter way of operating, a smarter event arrangement, a smarter event solution.


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