New CEO takes the helm at Oman Drydock Company

Said bin Homoud Al Mawali, chief executive of Oman Drydock Company

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) has announced the appointment of Said bin Homoud Al Mawali as its new chief executive officer.

Mr Al Mawali, who replaces outgoing CEO Stephan Aumann, holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Imperial College London. Since February 2014 he has been part of the executive management team at Oman Tank Terminal Company.

In a statement released by the company, Mr Al Mawali said he was excited to be taking up the new post.

Strategically located in Duqm, in Oman’s Al Wusta region, Oman Drydock Company runs one of the largest and most modern ship repair yards in the world.

Plans are also in place to build a UK Joint Logistics Support Base at Duqm – part of a multi-million pound joint venture between British defence company Babcock International and Oman Drydock Company. The base will provide Britain’s military with a permanent training facility and a key military logistics centre in the region.

Mr Al Mawali commented: “I am excited to take on the role of CEO at Oman Drydock Company and work with the new management team that will lead the ship repair services in Oman into the future.

“The prospects for ODC are bright and I look forward to use the collective experience of the ODC team to deliver excellence in marketing, projects execution, financial sustainability and in general any focus area that make our customers more satisfied.”

With 21 years’ experience in construction, asset management, plant operations, supply chain, cost control, business development, and mergers and acquisition, Mr Al Mawali will lead the corporate strategies, policies and procedures to ensure that all key people play a constructive role in the development of the company.

In recent years he has occupied significant positions at Petroleum Development Oman, Occidental Oman, Sohar Aluminum and Oman Oil Company. Mr Al Mawali also held board and sub-committee roles in Oman Rail, Majan Ferrochrome, Oman Gas Company, Vale Oman, Oman India Fertilizer Company and Oman Shipping.

Main image: Said bin Homoud Al Mawali