Dr Rashid Al Ghailani
Oman Air appoints new HR chief officer
Muscat, January 26, 2014
Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate, has announced the appointment of Dr Rashid Al Ghailani as its chief officer – Human Resources.
Dr Al Ghailani takes up his post with immediate effect and reports to Oman Air’s chief executive officer Wayne Pearce. He will focus on implementing the company’s strategies to sustain a healthy and transparent work environment, a statement said.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr Rashid Al Ghailani to Oman Air, where his extensive experience of corporate human resources management will play an important part in helping Oman Air to fulfill its responsibilities as an effective and responsible employer,” said Pearce.
“As the national airline of Oman, Oman Air is proud that around two thirds of our workforce comprises Omani nationals and, with Dr Al Ghailani’s vital input, we look forward to increasing that figure significantly.”
Dr Al Ghailani gained a bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences from Denver University in the US, before being awarded a Masters degree and a PhD in Management by Hull University in the UK.
He has extensive experience in the fields of management, corporate governance, communications and HR systems, gained in a career which saw him serve as a diplomat working in three capitals, before moving to the Ministry of Civil Services, where he held several managerial posts.
In 2011, he was appointed general manager Corporate Affairs at Takamul Investment. Dr Al Ghailani is also a director on the boards of several companies and has worked part-time as a lecturer.
Dr Al Ghailani said: “I am pleased and proud to have been appointed as Oman Air’s chief officer - Human Resources and I look forward to supporting the Board of Directors, the CEO and my fellow Chief Officers in meeting the challenges of managing a major international company.
“I am particularly excited by the prospect of expanding opportunities for Omani professionals and increasing further the representation of Omani citizens within Oman Air’s workforce.” – TradeArabia News Service