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Leadership Team galfar February 6, 2020

CEO’s Message

Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG stands as a proud flagship of Oman's construction industry, boasting a remarkable track record that spans over five decades since the 1970s. Our journey began alongside Oman's modern renaissance, and we have emerged as a trusted partner in the nation's development. Throughout our history, we have successfully delivered numerous milestone projects in infrastructure, oil and gas, energy, utilities, and civil construction, leaving a lasting impact across the country.

Dr. Hamoud Al Tobi
Dr. Hamoud Rashid Al Tobi
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Hamoud holds a Ph.D. in Physical Sciences. He brings a wealth of experience from academia to the oil services sector, with notable leadership roles and substantial contributions at Petroleum Development Oman(PDO) , and as CEO of Al Shawamikh Oil Services Company. From 2020, as CEO of Galfar Engineering & Contracting, he continues to drive innovation and uphold quality standards, shaping the industry's trajectory.

Eng. Chandran Chinnakamu
Vice President - Project Services Unit

Eng. Chandran holds a BSc in Engineering from Alagappa Chettiar Government College of Engineering & Technology . He has over 34 years of experience in infrastructure projects, including more than 12 years in executive management roles.

Mr. Mohammed Humaid Al Yahyaei
Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Mohammed holds a Bachelor of Finance from Sultan Qaboos University and an MBA from The Executive Academy at Vienna University. He is an affiliate member of ACCA (UK) and ACPA certified. With over 20 years of experience. His leadership is instrumental in steering Galfar business transformation, growth strategies, and enhancing our financial and investment management frameworks.

Eng. Badar Hamed Al Abri
Vice President - Strategy & Business Development Unit

Eng. Badar has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from University of Strathclyde. He has over 21 years of experience in the oil & energy industry . His strategic approach includes financial forecasting, stakeholder management, and fostering community partnerships for sustainable growth. His focus on business development and innovation plays a key role in Galfar’s ongoing success.

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Mr. Abdullah Khamis Al Araimi
Vice President - Human Capital Unit

Mr. Abdullah has an MSc in Management of Strategic Human Resources from the University of Glamorgan, UK He brings over 30 years of HR leadership to his role . Since joining Galfar in 1996, he has been pivotal in developing systems, policies, and procedures that enhance performance and culture, maintaining strong compliance with regulatory aspects, and fostering harmonious industrial relations.

Mr. Praveen Kumar V
Vice President - Supply Chain Management Unit

Mr. Praveen holds a an MBA in Operations Management from Madurai Kamaraj University, India. With 23 years in Supply Chain Management, he’s a PMP-certified professional known for his strategic leadership in procurement, subcontracts, and inventory.

Mr. Alizamin Syed
General Manager – QHSSE Unit

Mr. Ali Zamin has a Bachelor's degree in Science and holds over 23 years of professional experience, establishing himself as a seasoned expert in Quality, Health, Safety, Environment, and Security (QHSSE). His extensive expertise has been cultivated through hands-on roles in renowned construction, Oil & Gas, and Petrochemical projects across Oman, Kuwait, and India.

Eng. Mohammed Khalfan Al Ruzaiqi
Vice President -Energy & Industrial Unit

Eng. Mohammed holds an MSc in Shell Master of Technology from Curtain University, Australia, and an MSc in Automation and Control Engineering from the University of Newcastle, UK. He has over 25 years of experience in the Oil & Gas sector. His extensive experience encompasses operations, engineering, project management, and contracts management.

Eng. Balaraaman Radhakrishnan
Vice President - Infrastructure Unit

Eng. Balaraaman holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Construction Management. He has over 35 years experience encompasses pivotal projects across India, Malaysia, and Oman. He joined Galfar in 2011 as Project Director and later advancing to Unit Head in 2016.

Eng. Ahmed Saleh Al Shibani
Vice President - Civil & Environment Unit

Eng. Ahmed holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK (1998), and is a graduate of the National CEO Program at IMD, Switzerland (2016). With over 25 years in the oil and gas sector, he has extensive experience in construction supervision, project management, and multi- discipline engineering coordination.