Dr. Amer 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 Al Rawas is the CEO of OmanTel, the leading telecommunications company in Oman. Prior to his current post, he served as the Managing Director of Oman Mobile. Dr. Amer Al Rawas is the Chairman of Oman Fiber Optic S.A.O.C.; Vice Chairman of Muscat Gases Company S.A.O.C.; Board Member of Al Madina Financial & Investment Services Company S.A.O.C.; and a Member of the Board of Directors, Board Audit Committee and Board Remunerations & Nominations Committee of BMI Bank B.S.C.(c), Bahrain. Dr. Amer Al Rawas previous memberships and achievements include winning NTI BizPro ‘Best Business Leader’ of the Year Award in 2008; Invited as an honorary guest to the 3rd Meeting of the Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences that took place in Germany, August 2008; Invited as a Visiting Scholar at the Software Research Lab at NASA (USA) 1995-1997 and has won the re-diffusion Simulation Ltd Prize for the best Software Engineering Graduation Project in UK in 1990.