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Who We Are?

OPEN’s Foundation Committee was established in mid of 2016 and requested the approval of OSE to form OPEN, approval was granted in Nov 2016. Subsequently IET, IMechE, ICE, IChemE, IStructE, RICS, RIBA were requested to sponsor OPEN. DIT/British Embassy Muscat played a significant role in securing the consent of these PIs to collaborate with/support OPEN. That process was completed in Nov 2017, and then RTPI was requested and agreed to support OPEN as well. This was followed by forming OPEN’s first steering committee and inaugurating OPEN in Feb 2018. The steering committee was restructured in Feb 2020 and mid of 2021.

Members of OPEN’s Steering Committee

Mr Abdul Kareem Al Balushi CEng MICE,

Head, Integrated Hazardous Waste Management, Oman Environmental Services Holding Company, be’ah
(OPEN’s Chairperson)

Siham

Mrs Siham Al Harthi BSc MBA,

Director General,
Real Estate Development

may-al-hinai

Mrs May Al Hinai RIBA BA MA MSc,

Senior Architect
Yiti Tourism Development Company
Country Representative of RIBA

Mr Scott Blackhurst CEng FIStructE FICE,

Project Director
Sohar International, Head Office

Eugene

Prof Eugene Coyle CEng FIEI FIET FEI FIMarEST CRAeS CMgr FCMI MCIBSE MIEEE,

Dean,
Military Technological College

Damodar

Mr Damodar Katti FIHE MIET MIEI,

Managing Director,
Design Group Engineering Consultants
(OPEN’s Treasurer)

Mr Sreejith Kesavan CEng MCIOB MIMechE,

Business Development & Proposals Manager,
TOCO
Oman Country Representative of IMechE

Nadia

Mrs Nadia Maqbool BArch DipArch RIBA,

Architect and Founder,
23 Degrees North

Simon

Mr Simon Montague MRTPI ISOCARP,

Technical Manager,
ONSS, Atkins
Oman Country Representative of RTPI

Dr Sadiq Muscati CEng FICE CMgr FCMI,

Vice Chairman,
Design Group Engineering Consultants
ICE Representative for Oman

Elizabeth

Dr Elizabeth Salter CEng FIChemE,

Partners in Safety Programme Manager,
Shell Trading and Shipping Company
Congress Member of IChemE
(OPEN’s Secretary General)

Mr Adaan Shaaban MRICS,

Principal,
Daan Shaaban Office – Chartered QSs

Prof Jseph

Prof Joseph Tatler CEng FIMechE FRAeS FHEA,

Former Professional Development Coordinator,
Oman LNG

OPEN’s Volunteer Executives

Areej Al Balushi

Miss Areej Al Bulushi BEng MSc,

Technical Safety Engineer,
PDO
(OPEN's Event Manager)

Miss Afnan Shukri BSc MSc,

Former IT Coordinator and Moodle Administrator,
Muscat University
(OPEN's Website Manager)

Haya

Miss Haya Al Bulushi BA Arch,

MArch Student,
University of Edinburgh
(OPEN's Assistant Website Manager)