Hilal Al Hinai

Advisor, Downstream, Oman Qaboos Corp (OQ)

Mr. Al Hinai boasts 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles at the Ministry of Defense, the aluminum industry and the Sultanate’s chemical sector. He currently serves as Downstream Advisor at OQ. Previously he served as general manager – Corporate Support Services at Orpic where he was responsible for overseeing the smooth operations for seven departments including IT, Admin, ICV, External & Government Affairs, Communications and Tender Board Secretariat. He briefly served in the role of General Manager for HR & Corporate Affairs at Orpic.

Prior to pursuing a career in the chemical industry, Mr. Al Hinai served at Sohar Aluminum as GM – Commercial and Corporate Affairs where he actively contributed to the establishment of the company’s downstream industry and metal sale and established a CSR department. In his earlier career he served as Project Director – Military College of Technology at the Ministry of Defense Oman from 2000 to 2006, and prior to that – as Project Manager at the Royal Air Force Technical College.

He serves as a Deputy Chairman of Oman Industrial Association, Board member of Jusoor foundation, Member of the steering grp of the school of management Suhar University, Member of steering committee of Musnah Collage of Engineering and Member of steering committee Rustaq Higher College of Education.

He is a graduate in DBA – Business Strategic Management from Hull University, UK; has an International Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Durham University, UK; a Post Graduate Diploma – Mechanical Engineering (aero systems from Cranfield University, UK) and BA in Military & Political Studies, Oman.