Board of Directors

Port of Salalah is a publically traded company listed on the Muscat Securities Market.

The Board of Directors comprises of seven members and is responsible for the Management of the Company's business. The Board's role, functions and responsibilities are clearly defined. In addition to its primary role of monitoring corporate performance, the functions of the Board also include:

  • Approving corporate vision, mission and objectives
  • Establishing and approving the formulation of strategic business plans
  • Reviewing and approving financial plans and budgets
  • Monitoring corporate performance
  • Compliance of laws and regulations
  • Appointment of Chief Executive Officer
Board of Directors profile

Sheikh Braik Musallam Al Amri (Chairman) joined the Board in March 2013. He has done master's in business administration from Northampton University UK, a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Kent UK, a High National Diploma from the University of Salford UK, and a Diploma from Lloyds Maritime Academy UK. He has 23 years of management experience in varied senior positions. He had worked previously with the Port of Salalah for 11 years. He has a very good exposure to business and international practices, presently engaged with the financial services sector.

Mr. Ahmed Salem Al Busaidi (Deputy Chairman) joined the Board in March 2019. Presently he is working as General Manager of Ministry of Defense Pension Fund. He holds master's degree in finance & Economics from Southampton University in UK. For the past 28 years he has held many positions within Ministry of Defense in Treasury, Accounts and Contracts.

Mr. Rolf Nielsen joined the company's Board in November, 2018 and currently is, the Vice President and Head of Hub Terminals in APM Terminals, the Netherlands. He holds an Executive MBA (GEMBA) from INSEAD. He is an international business executive with over 24 years of leadership experience in the maritime industry (Inland operations, liner operations cluster, terminal operations, network strategy, development of sophisticated analytical tools/network optimization customer service, and supply chain management).

Mr. Soren Sjostrand Jakobsen joined the Board in January 2017 and holds the position as Executive Director and portfolio manager for APM Terminals Russia Portfolio. He furthermore holds a number of board positions in other joint venture terminals where APM Terminals are partners, including 2 other stock listed companies. Prior to taking up the portfolio management position in Dubai in 2003, Soren was Global Head of Project Implementation based in the APM Terminals headquarter in The Hague, responsible for implementation of all new port investments of APM Terminals. Soren has been in the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group for more than 40 years and has worked with most business units in the Group, the last 16 years in APM Terminals. He has spent about 22 years outside of Denmark including postings in Panama, USA, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Dubai.

Mr. Abdulmalik Al Balushi joined the Board in March 2022. His career spans 20+ years in multiple sectors in Oman - public, telecom, electricity, shipping, postal and logistics. This diverse experience includes more than 13 years in senior leadership roles which included managing multiple functions and was characterized by strong leadership, skillful communication, resourcefulness, high performance, and sustainable partnership.

Currently he is the Group Chief People of Asyad Group SAOC.

Prior to joining Asyad, he served as the CEO of Oman Post Company SAOC and prior to that worked in various roles with each of Oman Shipping Company SAOC (General Manager Support Services December 2012 - January 2016), Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) (Visiting Faculty January 2014 - May 2014), Oman Power & Water Procurement Company SAOC, The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and Muscat Municipality.

Abdulmalik hold Master's Degree in Business Administration from Sultan Qaboos University and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Arizona, AZ, USA. Abdulmalik is also a graduate of the National CEO Program - IMD, Switzerland.

Mr. Said Salim Al Shanfari joined the Board in March 2022.A passionate professional with 18 years' experience. Said is currently the CEO of Oman Convention and Exhibition Center since July 2018. Prior to that, he held several leadership positions in each of Oman Telecommunication Company L.L.C. (Omantel), the Omani Qatari Telecommunications Co.(OOREDOO), Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) and others.

Said Holds Bachelor of Science in Computer Management and Information System and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration International Business from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA and Master in Business Administration from the University of Hull, UK.

Mr. Muhsin Alrustom joined the Board in March 2022. MuhsinAlrustom is the Group CFO at Asyad, the leading Omani integrated logistics provider in the Middle East region.

With over 17 years of experience in the logistics and maritime sectors, Muhsin is an established finance professional focusing on sustainable value and financial excellence. He successfully operated and developed financial processes and systems, and managed corporate financing, hedging and liquidity needs.

Prior to joining Asyad, he served as the General Manager of Treasury at Oman Shipping Company since 2018, following a tenure in Dubai as the Treasury Manager of Oman Trading International and prior to that worked in various roles for DP World which included a two-year stint at DPW's European regional office in London.

Muhsin holds a degree in Accounting from Sultan Qaboos University and is also a qualified CMA and ACT accountant and treasurer.