H E Hunaina Sultan al Mughairy, who was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sultanate of Oman to the United States of America, in 2005, is currently also a non-resident ambassador to Canada, Cuba and Mexico.
Ambassador Hunaina is an economist with an extensive business background. Since taking charge of her diplomatic position, she has been a strong advocate for the US-Oman Free Trade Agreement and has focused much of her energy on improving relations between the US and Oman. She is also the Chair at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center in Washington which focuses on promoting knowledge and awareness of both, the US and Oman’s shared history and civilisation as well as building bridges between the two nations.
From 1999 to 2005, Ambassador Hunaina served as representative of the Omani Center for Investment Promotion & Export Development in New York, from 1996 to 1998 as director general for Investment Promotion at the Omani Center for Investment Promotion & Export Development, and from 1991 to 1996 as advisor to the Undersecretary for Industry at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
She was also director of Industrial Planning and Research at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (1985-1991), and worked in the Permanent Mission of Oman to the United Nations in Geneva (1984-85).