Forbes magazine has released its 2018 list of the ‘Most Influential Women’. Its good to see Oman’s most influential women are included in the list, including a new entrant.
Dominating this list, as their companies do in their fields within Oman, are Amal & Hind Bahwan. Amal Bahwan is the Vice Chair of Suhail Bahwan Group a 15000 employee company, whose diversity which includes automobiles, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, oil & gas services and telecommunications makes it well placed to ride out bumps in the road of Oman’ economy.
Hind Bahwan’s Bahwan Cybertek is also diversified, more internationally; which again achieves the same effect of insulating the company from economic changes.
Haifa Al Khaifi is a lifelong employee at PDO, Oman’s Government & Shell partnership, and is now CFO.
Huda Al Lawati who was formerly Chief of Investments for the MENA area at Abraaj of Dubai is now Cheif Investment Officer with Saudi’s Jeddah-based Savola food group which includes the amazing Almarai dairy company who manages to be the best-distributed dairy product in Oman, all the way from Riyadh.
Areej Mohsin Haider Darwish, Joint Deputy Chairperson of Mohsin Haider Darwish who include Jaguar and Land Rover amongst their brands of excellence, appears in the top 100 Arab women within business.
A new entry in Oman’s most influential women is Devaki Khimji who has successfully reorganised Al Tasnim Group one of Oman’s largest construction companies. With many of Oman’s most prestigious buildings included in the company’s portfolio a more dynamic company looks set to prosper under her direction.