Executive Management

Mr. Naif Al Awaid, Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Naif Al Awaid brings 23+ plus years’ experience in the Logistics, Energy, High-Tech & Port Services Industries. Holding many Senior Management Positions as CEO of NESCO Services LLC, CEO of Dhofar Generating Company, Other Senior Positions in Port of Salalah (APM Terminals), He has pioneered Six Sigma, TPM Lean methodologies in achieving the required results in accordance with the vision of the stakeholders.

Having completed his full time Bachelors in 1997 in Sultan Qaboos University,  he joined Salalah Power Station as an Engineer, then joined Port of Salalah in its startup, growing within the organization he moved from Engineering Superintendent  to Manager of Container Services to Deputy Senior Manager for Maintenance and Engineering division., then as Senior Manager, Engineering & Maintenance (Chief Engineer) to General Manager of Shared Services Center. After that he moved to a new Role as CEO of Dhofar Generating Company, moving from directly reporting to Board of Directors. He was Instrumental in the companies to ownership moving from Government to Private Sector, He Lead the USD 624M construction of a new Power Plant and drive its operations till it’s a Public Listing.

Mr. Naif is a Bachelor of Engineering, (Mechanical Engineering) from College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, He has done his MBA from Hull University, United Kingdom and has qualified as OHSAS 18001: Occupational Safety Auditor DNV; Occupational Health & Safety Certificate DNV; Magnum Program in leadership from APM Terminals-Maersk Group to name a few.

He was recognized as one of the Top 10CEO’s in GCC in the Energy and Utility Sector and, accepted the MEED Awards 2019 for Best National GCC Power Generation Project in Oman. while CEO of Dhofar Generating Company.

Mr. Naif Al Awaid is Group Chief Executive Officer at Kunooz Oman Holding SOAC

Mr. Sachin Bawa, Group Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Sachin Bawa brings the experience and expertise of over three decades in Finance and general management in India and the Middle East. A Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, he has held senior management positions in Oman in Industry and Banking since 1997.

Since 2014, he has been advisor to key business houses on greenfied projects while simultaneously overseeing his own greenfield ventures in education and healthcare. Prior to that he was the CEO of Izz Group of Companies, CFO of the Shanfari Group of Companies and a Senior Manager at Bank Muscat. His achievements include re-engineering of corporates, turnarounds, amalgamations and mergers, demergers, managing and advising key business negotiations and successfully executing them.

He has held board positions in various SAOC and SAOG companies as nominee director of the Shanfari group and was nominated as a director on the board of Indian schools in Oman by the Ambassador of India in 2011.

Mr. Sachin is Chief Financial Officer at Kunooz Oman Holding SOAC.

Mr. Ahmed Salim Al Suleimi, Group Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Ahmed Salim Al Suleimi joined Kunooz Oman Holding as a Group Human Resources Manager, then he was promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer. He is responsible for the full range of Human Resource Functions of the group such as recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management system, compensation and benefits, organization development, corporate lesioning, administration, and IR and statutory compliances.

Mr. Ahmed is holding MBA from University of Hull – United Kingdom, UHD in Human Resource from University of Salford United Kingdom and NLP from the American Board of NLP.

Mr. Ahmed has an extensive experience in various Human Resource functions, admin, planning, legal affairs and HSE. He has held prominent positions such as: Head of rehabilitation services under Ministry of Health, Senior HR Manager Saud Bhawan Group and Head of Human Resource and Admin – Al Seer Group – Oman. He has also served on various committees constituted by Ministry of Health such as: planning committee, curriculum advisory committee, staff development committee, safety and injury control committee, he was also a member of commissioning and furnishing committee of new projects.

During his career, Mr. Ahmed has received several industry and government recognitions/awards, has participated in many international workshops/conferences related to Human Resource, advance management, human contact and strategic planning. Mr. Ahmed was selected as one of the member in organizing committee of Arabian Gulf Cup which was held in Muscat during 2009.

Mr. Ahmed is a Chief Human Resources Officer at Kunooz Oman Holding SOAC.

Mr. Kahlid Yahya Al Raisi, Group Internal Auditor

Mr. Khalid Yahya AlRaisi is the Group Internal Auditor. He has over 10 years experience in auditing and accounting. Prior to joining Kunooz, he was Finance Manager and part of the management team with State Bank of India – Muscat. He was key member in the bank who introduced both personal and car loan services in 2013. Prior to his employment with State Bank of India, Mr. AlRaisi held a senior position with Ernst and Young LLP – Muscat for over 6 years. Ernst and Young a leading financial services organization in the Middle East. During his career with Ernst and Young Mr. AlRaisi provided professional consultant services for many international firms on audit and tax for the region.

Mr. AlRaisi is a registered member of The Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA), also has registered in CPA Examination Center. He holds a Degree in Finance from Sultan Qaboos University.

Mr. Khalid AlRaisi is Group Internal Auditor at Kunooz Oman Holding SOAC.

Mr. IMADUDDIN MOHAMMED, Group IT Development Manager

Mr. Imaduddin is an Information Technology Engineer, with over 15 Year’s of experience in GCC.

Mr. Imaduddin started his career back in India as Programmer in Scantech Computers and Communication Concepts, he was responsible for developing applications in Visual Basic and Power Builder. Moving over to Gulf, he joined Assyst Saudi Arabia, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Microsoft Dynamics ERP, He started as Technical Consultant for MCBA Accounting package, a product from USA, he was responsible for Installation and Troubleshooting. Later moved to Microsoft Dynamic ERP as Technical Consultant within the organization, he was a part of team implementing MS Dynamics ERP across Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Then moving to Lateral System and Solutions a Dubai based company in Sultanate of Oman he was involved in Managing its existing clients as a part of MS Dynamics support services.

Later Imaduddin joined as Assistant Manager – Applications, in Bahrain International Circuit (One of 19 Circuits approved by FIA in the world), was responsible for maintaining and supporting all the applications like ERP, CRM and Ticketing Applications, He was responsible for replacing the legacy ticketing application to completely web based system including Online and Access Control for visitors during Local and International Racing events like GCC Races, International World Endurance Championship (WEC) and Annual Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix (F1 Race).

Mr. Imaduddin is a Certified Microsoft Technology Specialist with Certifications in Microsoft Dynamics ERP, academic includes a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (BSCs). Also owns certifications in following technologies; Certification in Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System. Certification in Administration and Maintenance of SQL SERVER 2005/2012. Advanced Post Graduation Diploma in Software Engineering, Certificate of Merit in JAVA Programming, and Certification in SAP from Sun Star Solutions with an overview in MM/SD Modules.

Mr. Imaduddin is Group IT Development Manager at Kunooz Oman Holding SOAC.

Mr. Stanley D'Souza, Board Secretary

Mr. D’Souza, has a B.A. (Honors) Economics Degree from the Bombay University, India and experience of over 28 years in administration, management, corporate finance, verifications, audit controls, feasibility studies and restructuring of business units. He is currently the Board Secretary and Executive Manager, Chairman’s Office of the Company.

Prior to his current role, he  worked in Saudi Arabia as an Operations Manager for 17 years with one of the largest holding companies and later was the Human Resources and Management Consultant.

Mr. Stanley has various management certifications and is well versed in MS Office and e-Commerce. He has also been a mentor to a number of students and staff in their academic pursuits.

Mr. Stanley is Board Secretary at Kunooz Oman Holding SOAC.