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Al Barij International LLC - Management

Mukhtar Hasan FCA CF : Chairman

Mukhtar M. Hassan : Chairman of Al Barij International LLC Mukhtar graduated from the University of Karachi as a Bachelor of Commerce in 1970.  He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) in 1974, and was awarded the Corporate Finance Qualification in 2006. 

He joined Habib Bank A.G. Zurich in London where he became responsible for its financial operations in the UK in 1974.   During this time he was seconded to the offices of the bank in both Switzerland and the UAE.   In 1979 he joined the National Bank of Ras-al-Khaimah then managed by Hill Samuel.   In 1980 Mukhtar returned to London as finance director of Intermarine Shipping Limited, a company that owned and operated dry bulk cargo vessels.

In 1983 together with two other partners, Mukhtar helped to establish the Tawoos Group in Oman.   This company has subsequently grown into a large and diversified group, comprising about 30 companies and employing approximately 3,000 people.  He was the finance director for the group and its subsidiaries and played a key role in managing the expansion of the group and its activities.

In 1995 he was significantly involved in the setting up of Renaissance Services SAOG.  This was the first private family owned company in the Gulf to go public. Mukhtar was appointed chief executive of Renaissance.  He is experienced in regional and international investments as well as company start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, and flotation, the latest of which was Topaz Energy and Marine SAOG on the Muscat Securities Market.   Mukhtar has been a board director of a number of public companies including manufacturing, financial and service companies.   He has managed institutional and private individual funds invested in various international financial instruments, in real estate, and in private companies.   He was involved in the establishment of United Power Company SAOG, the first private sector independent power plant in the Gulf.   Mukhtar stepped down as chief executive of Renaissance in June 1998.

Mukhtar established Redwood Partners in June 1998 together with two other partners.  Redwood was a corporate finance firm, which focused exclusively on the GCC markets.  At Redwood, Mukhtar and his partners have been responsible for handling a number of advisory assignments in the region including the listing of BP Oman SAOG, advice to various clients on corporate restructurings, disposals and mergers, as well as structuring and arranging private equity opportunities.  Redwood was acquired by HSBC in August 2001.

Mukhtar established Al Barij International LLC in May 2002.  Al Barij is a private equity and corporate finance boutique specializing in private equity, corporate finance, corporate turnaround new projects, mergers & acquisition, project management, investments and investment advice.        

Mukhtar has served on the Board of several companies including Omani public companies United Power, Renaissance Services, Renaissance Hospitality, National Hospitality, Muscat Finance, Oman Textile, Gulf Investment Services, Gulf Mushroom, First Mazoon Fund as well as the Gulf Commercial Bank in Pakistan.  Mukhtar was also the Chairman of the American British Academy, an IB World School in Muscat.  He is currently Chairman of Muscat Thread Mills SAOG, Vice Chairman of Oman Dental College SAOC, board member of Gulf Mushroom Products Co SAOG, Oman International Foods SAOC, Muscat National Development & Investment SAOC and Moor Iron & Steel Co SAOC.   In addition to these positions, Mukhtar is also a shareholder and/or on the board of several private companies including Tawoos LLC, Mustaqbal Properties LLC, House of Trading & Services LLC.  Mukhtar holds honorary positions as Vice Chairman of ABA, an IB World School in Muscat and member Advisory Board ICAEW Middle East.             

Hisham Hasan BA (HONS) : Director


Hisham graduated from University of London Goldsmiths with a BA in Politics and Economics in 2002. Hisham then went on to work at KPMG in Muscat, Oman whilst continuing with professional qualifications of ACCA (Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants).

After serving with KPMG for 4 years in audit and assurance Hisham joined Al Barij International in 2006 as a business development manager.

Since then Hisham has helped Al Barij set up various companies including Al Barij International Technologies, Amphibia Scuba Diving School and Passion Trek (Tourist Activities). In 2008 Hisham set up Tiki Style ME, the retail & distribution arm of Al Barij. In 2009 Hisham was made a director of Al Barij.

Hisham has over 10 years experience in the Financing, Information Technology, Retail, Product/Brand Design, Distribution, Outsourcing and Tourism sectors.

Talal Hasan BA | GDL | LPC | LLB : Shareholder

Talal Hasan - Director of Business Development

Talal is an English qualified Solicitor who graduated from the University of Queen Mary with a BA in French and Business in 2004. He then went on to the College of Law in London and completed a GDL and LLB in law followed by the LPC specialising in corporate, banking, finance and public companies.

Outside of his legal duties, Talal in a non-executive shareholder whom sits on the Board of Al Barij since 2007. Talal has vast transacitonal experience including, Company Set Ups, Corporate Goverance, Shareholders Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Company Sales & Aquisitions and general Commercial Contracts. This makes Talal an major asset to Al Barij. 

Arjumand Mirza MIB I MOAR : Director Business Development

Arjumand holds a post graduate degree in International Business Management from University of Wollongong, Australia. Started with Business Travel Services in Muscat, Oman went on to work with renowned travel organizations such as Emirates Airlines, Six Senses Resorts & Spas, Four Seasons Anahita Mauritius, based out of Dubai, UAE.

Over a decade of marketing consultancy to her accolade with Switzerland Tourism, Middle East office. Destination marketing project “Switzerland Tourism Experience, GCC” an annual B2B road-show, 40 road-show partners, successful implementation of event objectives, with an increase of participants by 20% annually. Passionate about adding value through unique experiences and elite offerings, her current Business Development role at Quintessentially Travel  Dubai, is a perfect-fit.

Arjumand has over 15yrs of experience in Travel Management , Destination Marketing at a regional level (GCC), strategic brand marketing and product development. 

Ms. Mirza’s inherited interest for identifying new business opportunities and developing strategic partnerships brings her to Al Barij International.

Mohamed Ilyas: Manager Accounts & Administration

Mr. Ilyas is responsible for the administration and finance activities of the Group.

Ahmed Al Rawahi : Public Relations Director

Ahmed has joined us with over 12 years of experience with International Companies in Oman. Ahmed is responsible for all matters relating to public relations and liaison with the various Government ministries and entities for the Group.