Board of Directors

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

The Board of Directors comprises of six 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

Composition of the Board of Directors as on December 31, 2013 is as follows:

Name Category
Mr. Jens Rolf Nielsen Non-executive, non-independent & elected
Mr. Soren Sjostrand Jakobsen Non-executive, non-independent & elected
Mr. Sheikh Braik Musallam Al Amri Non-executive, independent & elected
Mr. Ahmed Salem Al Busaidi Non-executive, independent & elected
Mr. David Michael Guy Non-executive, non-independent & elected
Mr. Ahmed Ali Issa Akaak Non-executive, non-independent & selected
Board of Directors profile

Mr. Jens Rolf Nielsen joined the company’s Board in November, 2018 and currently is, Vice President and Head of Hub Terminals in APM Terminals, the Netherlands. He holds an Executive MBA (GEMBA) from INSEAD, France and speaks Danish, English, and French. He is an international business executive with over 20 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). An effective leader having successfully managed large business units and multinational organizations with a demonstrated ability to mentor people and work in complex organizations with multi-cultural environments.

Mr. Soren Sjostrand Jakobsenholds the position as Executive Director in the Africa, Middle East and South East Asia joint venture portfolio of APM Terminals. His portfolio responsibilities comprise 8 port terminals and 3 inland terminals. He furthermore holds a number of board position in other joint venture terminals where APM Terminals are partners. 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 36 years and has worked with most business units in the Group, the last 12 years in APM Terminals. He has spent about 20 years outside of Denmark including postings in Panama, USA, The Netherlands and Dubai. Soren is married to Patricia and has two grown up sons.

Mr. Sheikh Braik Musallam Al Amri joined the Board in March 2013. He has done Masters in Business Administration and has a management experience of more than 17 years. He is an Engineer and has also done diploma from Lloyds Maritime Academy. He has been engaged with the Port of Salalah for about 10 years. He has a very good exposure of the business and international practices, presently engaged with financial services sector.

Mr. Ahmed Salem Al Busaidi Joined the Board in March 2019. He is presently working as General Manager of Ministry of Defence pension fund. He holds Master degree in Finance & Economics from Southampton University in the UK. For the past 26 years he has held many positions within Ministry of Defence in Treasury, Accounts and Contracts.

Mr. David Michael Guy joined the Board in January 2018. He is presently working as Group Chief Financial Officer of ASYAD Group Oman. He is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales with over 20 years of experience in the power, water and infrastructure sectors. David graduated from Durham University in 1990 with BA Hons degree in Accountancy and Economics and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993. He subsequently worked in number of entities in the power and water sectors and took part in various business sales and acquisition processes before taking the role of group CFO at an international water business with assets in South America, Africa and UK.

Mr. Ahmed Ali Issa Akaak joined the Board in June 2020. He is presently Advisor to the Minister of Transport for Ports He has a management experience of more than 29 years and had been associated with Port of Salalah for about 19 years in various positions. He has a very good exposure of the port industry, logistics and maritime international practices and holds Master degree in Human Resource Management and Bachelors in Economics.