New CEO for Oman LNG

Source: Oman Observer 9/9/2012, Location: Middle East

Harib to oversee Oman LNG, Qalhat LNG merger - By A Staff Reporter - MUSCAT - Harib al Kitani, a veteran of the Sultanate’s vital LNG industry, has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Oman LNG. Al Kitani’s appointment essentially makes him the first Omani national to lead Oman LNG, representing the largest of Sultanate’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) companies, a key component in the country’s thriving energy sector. At the helm of Oman’s second source of income and its largest private investor in social development, Harib is poised to lead Oman LNG into its next phase.

His appointment comes with the critical task of overseeing the merger between Oman LNG and its sister company, Qalhat LNG, where Harib was President and Chief Executive Officer since the inception of the company seven years ago. The fusion is set to further harmonise already existing synergies between both companies in terms of plant operations, shareholding and enhance Oman’s global market presence and penetration.

Al Kitani has a strong footing in the LNG business. Joining Oman LNG in 1995 as Deputy Manager Marketing. He soon became the company’s Marketing and Shipping Manager, strengthening its position in key markets such as Korea and Japan and started LNG cargoes Swapping and Diversions activities with different parties in the industry bringing more value to the shareholders. He also spent three years at Shell International in London working in various positions including LNG Global Business Adviser and Manager of Suape project in Brazil.

Al Kitani was formerly Chief Executive Officer at Qalhat LNG from 2004 where he has successfully steered the company’s affairs since, enabling it to win a string of energy awards and achieve major commercial milestones including acquisition of a 10 per cent stake in Japan’s Senboku Natural Gas Power Generation Company and various other investments that the company is enjoying at the moment.


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