Management Team
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Mr. Talal Said Marhoon Al Mamari Mr. Talal Said Marhoon Al Mamari CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Talal Said Marhoon Al Mamari

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Talal Said Al Mamari is the Chief Executive Officer of Omantel since 29th June 2014. He has 26 years of experience in the telecom sector working for Omantel. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Talal held several leadership positions and the last one was Chief Financial Officer of Omantel. Talal Al Mamari played an instrumental role in different initiatives and projects carried out by the Company including the IPO in 2005, the restructuring of Omantel by bringing the mobile and fixed operations together, the full legal merger of Oman Mobile with Omantel, the second divestment of Government share in Omantel and leading Omantel team for the acquisition of 21.9% in Zain Group.

Mr. Talal Al Mamari sits on the Board of different Companies and Investment Funds such as Zain Group, Oman Corporate Governance & Sustainability Centre, and Al Amal Fund.

Mr. Talal Al Mamari holds a degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania.

Mr. Samy Ahmed Al Ghassany Mr. Samy Ahmed Al Ghassany CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mr. Samy Ahmed Al Ghassany

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mr. Samy Ahmed Al Ghassany is the Chief Operating Officer of Omantel. He has been working for Omantel and Oman Mobile for the past 17 years. He has Management experience in telecommunications networks and information technology. He Holds a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Detroit Mercy, U.S.A. 

Dr. Ghalib Saif Al Hosni Dr. Ghalib Saif Al Hosni Chief People Officer

Dr. Ghalib Saif Al Hosni

Chief People Officer

Dr. Ghalib Saif Al Hosni is the Chief People Officer. He joined Omantel in 1991. Dr. Ghalib holds Doctorate of Management from Webster University, Missouri United States. 

Mr. Martial Caratti Mr. Martial Caratti CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. Martial Caratti

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Martial Caratti holds the position of Chief Financial Officer. He is a senior Finance Executive with extensive experience in the telecommunication sector within international and multicultural contexts. Martial Caratti has 30 years of experience with more than 20 years of experience as CFO working for international telecom groups such as France Telecom orascom, Orange and Ooredoo. He was part of merger and acquisitions deal for France Telecom and Orange in England, Switzerland and Thailand. Martial was board member for listed telecom company and is chartered accountant and holds bachelor degree in Finance and Accounting.

Mr. Andrew Hanna Mr. Andrew Hanna Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Andrew Hanna

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Andrew Hanna was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Omantel in May 2019.  His career spans over 24 years in the global ICT industry with expertise gained in a wide variety of international & regional markets. 

Prior Joining Omantel, Mr. Hanna was Chief Commercial Officer for VIVA Kuwait since 2016 and VIVA Bahrain Since 2010 as part of the wider STC Group.  Prior to joining STC, Andrew held the position of Group General Manager for Batelco in Bahrain where he also held other senior leadership roles in the technology sector across Microsoft MENA, Ericsson, Singtel and Telstra Australia where his career began as part of a fast-track leadership development program.

Mr. Hanna is a Stanford Graduate School of Business and London Business School Alumni. He holds an MBA, Masters in Marketing and Post Graduate Diploma in International Business from Monash University in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Commerce from Victoria University in Australia.

Mr. Said Abdullah Al Ajmi Mr. Said Abdullah Al Ajmi Vice President Operations

Mr. Said Abdullah Al Ajmi

Vice President Operations

Said Al Ajmi is the Vice President Operations and has 22 years of experience in the telecom sector working for Omantel & Oman Mobile. Said holds Bachelor degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

Mr. Haitham Abdullah Al Kharusi Mr. Haitham Abdullah Al Kharusi VICE PRESIDENT CONSUMER

Mr. Haitham Abdullah Al Kharusi

VICE PRESIDENT CONSUMER

Mr. Haitham Abdullah Al Kharusi is the Vice President of Consumer Business Unit. Al Kharusi brings over 20 years of international management experience in the Telecom and other industrial sectors. He previously held various senior management positions at Etisalat, Zantel, Nawras and Oman LNG. He holds an MBA in Marketing from the Edinburgh Business School, UK, M.Sc in Development, Administration & Planning from Bristol University, UK and a BS degree in Government and Politics from University of Maryland, USA.

Mr. Sohail Qadir Mr. Sohail Qadir VICE PRESIDENT WHOLESALE

Mr. Sohail Qadir

VICE PRESIDENT WHOLESALE

Sohail Qadir is vice president of wholesale business. He is responsible for developing and growing Omantel’s emerging International businesses, like expanding submarine cables, voice transit and national interconnects including MVNO. In addition, as senior management member he is responsible for overseeing the company’s growing business and footprint outside Oman. He has more than 20 years of experience in a broad range of IT & telecom segments with a specific focus on International business. Before joining his current position in August 2010, he served as chief operating officer in Worldcall Telecom Limited. Mr. Qadir holds B.E. in Computer Systems and Masters in Business Administration.

Mr. Bernhard van der Merwe Mr. Bernhard van der Merwe Vice President Technology

Mr. Bernhard van der Merwe

Vice President Technology

Mr. Bernhard van der Merwe is the Vice President of Technology, responsible for Technology Strategy, Planning and Implementation of Telecoms and IT of Omantel. He has more than 24 years’ experience in international Telecoms in both Africa and Middle East, of which the last 15 years with Oman Mobile and Omantel. Bernhard holds a Bachelor degree in Electric & Electronic Engineering, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Manchester Business School.