Dr Amer Awad Al-Rawas

Dr Amer Awad Al-Rawas
CEO of Tasneea Oil & Gas Technology Group

Dr Rawas is the Chief Executive Officer of Tasneea Oil & Gas Technology Group. Prior to his current post, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Telecommunications Company (OmanTel) and earlier was the Managing Director of Oman Mobile Telecommunications Company (Oman Mobile).

Before his joining the Telecom Sector, Dr Rawas served in various academic and leadership positions at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), the flagship university in Oman. His last assignment was the Dean of Educational Services. Earlier to that he was the Director of the Centre for Information Systems, where he led the transformation of the role of ICT in the university.

Dr Rawas is still serving in various educational and technological policy forums in the Sultanate and the region such as the Education Council and Trustees council of the applied sciences colleges and he is member of different Boards of Directors like the BMI Bank – Bahrain.

Dr Rawas has been rewarded several times for his achievements. He was recognised as the best transformation leader in June 2014 by Alam al Iqtisad Wa al Aamal (AIWA) magazine for 2013; won the best pioneer leader in SAMENA Region at the “Convergence to Oman 2013” conference, SAMENA Council awards ceremony to recognize leadership and excellence in the telecommunication sectors of the South Asia – Middle East – North Africa (SAMENA) region, Muscat 2013 and awarded as the Best CEO Award in telecom Sector and Supporter of the Labour Development Process in the Sultanate award, Muscat 2013

Dr Rawas holds a PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the Sussex University, UK, 1997. Although his area of specialization is Software Engineering, his research has expended in scope to cover the role of ICT in Economic Development, Socioeconomic and Demographic Drivers for Economic Growth.