Oman Shell has appointed Malak al Shaibani to its leadership team as country external relations manager.
With more than three decades of experience, Malak will put forward her vast expertise and passion to help steer the company on its journey of supporting the sultanate’s energy sector. In her new role, she will oversee the existing external relations, social investment teams, according to a press release.
As a marketing, business development, human resources and entrepreneurship seasoned professional, Malak held key leadership positions across the public and private sectors. She was responsible for the implementation of government policies on economic development focusing on industry and attracting inward investment into Oman.
“At Oman Shell, we have always been proud of our talented workforce and of nurturing a culture and work environment that supports Omani women to be an integral part of the leadership team. With her vast experience and impeccable track record, Malak is a huge asset to us and I’m confident that she will take our journey in working with local communities and our key partners to the next level,” said WalidHadi, Oman Shell’s country chairman.
“It’s an exciting time for Oman’s energy sector, which is undergoing substantial transformation led by the government and the Ministry of Oil and Gas and supported by Oman Shell. I look forward to translating my experience into key achievements for Oman Shell and the sultanate at large,” Malak said.
Holding an MBA from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Malak brings a wealth of experience with over 30 years in senior business roles. During this time, she has held key positions in both Oman’s public and private sector where she has strategised, organised and overseen high-profile initiatives in promoting the sultanate’s market appeal, attracting foreign direct investment, shaping the country’s startup business community, as well as leading human resource development in large-scale manufacturing organisations.
In line with His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s vision to foster the development of Omani women in the workforce, Malak joins several other women in leadership positions at the company.