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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. 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 25 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 Akaak joined the Board in May'20. He is presently working as an Advisor to Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones seconded from Asyad Group and previously he was also an Advisor for Ports to the Minister of Transport. He also served Asyad as a Group Chief Marketing Office Mr. Akaak was a Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Port of Salalah for over 9 years. He started his career with the port industry since early 2000 where he has worked in several key positions including Chief Corporate Officer and General Manager for Human Resources at the Port of Salalah.

Ahmed brings to the logistic sector a broad industry knowledge and executive experience in all aspects of management, including strategic planning and organizational development both locally and nationally.

He graduated as Bachelor's in Economics from the US and Masters' Degree in Human Resources Management from the Gulf University.

Mr. Marco Neelsen joined the Board on 17th March,2021. A certified and trained navigational officer, Marco holds a bachelor's degree in Maritime Transport and a Master Mariner License from Germany. He is presently CEO of Port of Tanjung Pelepas, (PTP)Malaysia, one of the largest Transshipment Terminals in the World with an annual throughput of close to 10 million TEU, an extended Free zone with over 40 Logistics- and Production Facilities. His wide ranging experience of more than 20 years covers various port operations and top level management positions within APM Terminals and others, having spent more than 10 years in various ports in the Middle East.