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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 as in Mid of 2021

Mr Abdul Kareem Al Balushi MSc, CEng, MICE,

Sector Head - Industrial Waste, Oman Environmental Services Holding Company, be’ah
(OPEN’s Chairperson)


Mrs Siham Al Harthi BSc MBA,

Partner & CEO, Asawer Real Estate.


Mrs May Al Hinai RIBA BA MA MSc,

Senior Architect
Yiti Tourism Development Company
Country Representative of RIBA

Colonel Dr Mohamed Al Siyabi CEng FRAeS MIET MIEEE,

Dean, Military Technological College.

Mr Scott Blackhurst CEng FIStructE FICE,

Project Director
Sohar International, Head Office


Mr Damodar Katti FIHE MIET MIEI,

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

Mr Sreejith Kesavan CEng MCIOB MIMechE,

Oman Country Representative - IMechE
Tomorrow's Leaders Representative - CIOB
Business Development Manager,
Arabian Industries Projects & TOCO


Mrs Nadia Maqbool BArch DipArch RIBA,

Architect and Founder,
23 Degrees North


Mr Simon Montague RTPI

Freelance Development Consultant, United Kingdom.

Dr Sadiq Muscati CEng FICE CMgr FCMI,

Design Group Engineering Consultants,
ICE Representative for Oman


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,

Daan Shaaban Office – Chartered QSs

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Prof Joseph Tatler CEng FIMechE FRAeS FHEA,

Former Professional Development Coordinator,
Oman LNG

OPEN’s Volunteer Executives

Ms Areej Al Bulushi BEng MSc,

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


Miss Haya Al Bulushi MArch, BArch,

Architecture Apprentice, Petroleum Development Oman

Miss Afnan Shukri BSc MSc,

IT consultant,
CGI Inc. Montreal, QC
(OPEN's Website Manager)