Board of Governors
A school "Board of Governors" plays a vital role in supporting and advising the school. The membership will consist of-
Dr Hatem bin Bakheit Al Shanfari | Chair of Governors
Dr. Shanfari has diverse experience spanning into academia, business, and civil society in Oman. His current responsibilities include Faculty Member in the Department of Economics and Finance at Sultan Qaboos University, Member of the Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Oman, Board Member of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Galfar Engineering & Contracting Company (SAOG), Vice Chairman of the Board of Omani Economic Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gulf Investment Services Company (SAOG), Gulf Baader Capital Markets Company (SAOC) and First Mazoon Fund, and Member of the Advisory Council of the Management Center at the American University in Cairo. His previous experience included board memberships in Al-Omaniya Financial Services Company (SAOG) and Omani Packaging Company (SAOG). Dr. Shanfari holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He also has an MA in Economic Planning from the Institute of Social Studies at the Hague, the Netherlands and BSc in Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Mr Kishore Dash | Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Dash has over 30 years of experience in Accounts, Finance, Banking, and all kind of Investments. He is an expert in both conventional and Islamic banking. Since 1991, he held senior positions at a number of major Middle Eastern Financial Institutions including General Manager of Investments at Al Rajhi Bank and CEO of Al Rajhi Capital, Executive Director at Gulf Finance House, Vice Chairman and CEO at NoorCap Investments, and Financial Controller at Al Mulla Group. He also served as an Independent Director and Board Member of several fund companies. He is an Advanced Management (AMP) fellow from Harvard Business School and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from California Board of Accountancy. He also holds CMA & CFM certifications from the United States as well as an MBA in Finance from India.
The "Board of Governors" should reflect the diversity of the school, uphold the school's vision and values and hold the school accountable for standards and performance.