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COVID-19 will permanently reshape transport and logistics habits, forcing oil marketing companies to find new ways navigate an increasingly complex market, the fuel price margin structure of which was reformed in 2018. In this roundtable, leaders from the Omani oil marketing business will reveal their challenges and outline strategies for the post-COVID-19 scenario.
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David Kalife was appointed CEO of Oman Oil Marketing Company in 2017. An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Kalife has earned a reputation for driving innovation, talent management, and successfully managing international subsidiaries in complex environments. His extensive professional background includes over a decade of experience in leadership roles. He graduated from Neoma MSc and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Abdulrahman Al-Yahyaei is the CEO of OPAL. He joins with 16 years of dievrse professional experience in business marketing, planning, finance, and business development. He has help senior positions in government and across the oil and gas industry. His most recent role was as the Director at Occidental Oil Asia, where he was responsible for marketing operations in the Arab Gulf region. he has a degree in financial accounting from Sultan Qaboos University and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.
Hamed Salem Hamed Al Maghdri is the CEO of Al Maha Petroleum. After graduation, he spent 10 years at the Ministry of Electricity and Water. He later served as CEO for Rural Areas Electricity Company. In 2016 he became the group CEO and CD of ENGIE Group in Oman and Saudi Arabia. He is also the chairman of Al Rusail Power Co.
Elena Barreiro Perez has been the Country Director for The Business Year in Oman for three years. She has over 10 years of experience in communications, marketing, and business development for both corporations and media companies. She graduated from ESIC Business School with a master's degree in international business. Whilst in the field, she has established relationships with business leaders and led countless high-profile presentations and interviews with executives, ministers, investors, and other politicians around the world. She has successfully managed projects in France, the Dominican Republic, the UAE, Lebanon, and Oman.
Gabriele de Leva is the Country Editor for The Business Year: Oman 2020. In his capacity as Country Editor, he focuses on countries' economic growth plans, investment strategies, company profiles, and regional and global integration policies. Before his current experience in the Sultanate, Gabriele successfully completed projects in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Ghana, and Nigeria, merging his interests for political, strategic, and financial risk, developed working for a Swiss conflict-resolution firm and US insurance brokerage company. A graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, he holds a double major in international security and diplomatic studies with a GPA of 3.91. In 2013 he was awarded a special mention by the President of the Republic of Italy for his academic achievements.