Dr. Amer Awadh Al Rawas holds a PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the
Sussex University, UK. Although his area of specialization is Software Engineering, his research
has expanded in scope to cover the role of ICT in Economic Development, Socioeconomic and
Demographic Drivers for Economic Growth.Dr. Amer is the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), the leading
telecommunications provider. In addition to its strong local position, Omantel has distinguished itself internationally
as a carrier of carriers. From March 2004 to April 2009, Dr. Amer successfully managed Oman mobile to become
the leading player in a competitive market, and prepared the groundwork for the operational merger with Omantel.
From 2009 onwards, as the CEO of Omantel, he led the company through a key business model transformation.
Prior to joining the Telecom Sector, Dr. Amer served in various academic and leadership positions at the Sultan
Qaboos University (SQU), the Flagship University of the Sultanate. His last assignment at the SQU was the Dean of
Educational Services. Dr. Amer is still serving in various educational and technological policy forums in the Sultanate
and the region. He is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Board Audit Committee and the
Chairman of the Board Remunerations and Nominations Committee of BMI Bank B.S.C.(c), Bahrain.