Dr. Mohamed Al Barwani is founder and Chairman of MB Holding group of companies. He has investments in various companies with interests in oil & gas, mining, engineering, financial services and real estate and on the board of a number of publicly traded and joint stock companies, including Oman Air, Al Madina Insurance Co. SAOG, Al Madina Investments SAOG (Muscat Stock Market), and Nautilus Minerals Inc (Toronto Stock Exchange). Dr. Barwani was formerly a non-executive director of National Bank of Oman, Shell Oman Marketing Company and Taageer Leasing Company, Oman.
He is also the President of the Oman American Business Centre, which promotes the economic and trade ties between the two nations as well as the member of the Sea-keepers International, a group dedicated to the protection of the Ocean’s eco-systems and its environment.
Dr. Barwani was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award by the Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal magazine (2008) and selected by Ernst & Young as a Global Entrepreneur representing Oman in 2012. He was conferred “COMMANDEUR IN DE ORDE VAN ORANGE-NASSAU” by Her Majesty the Queen of The Netherlands in January 2012. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland in March 2014.