Mr. Rakesh Kapur
Mr. Rakesh Kapur is the Jt. Managing Director, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO), having turnover of USD 7.70 Billion (2022-2023).
Mr. Kapur was the President, International Fertilizer Association (IFA), Paris (2017-19); and the Chairman, Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) (2015-17). Associated with the Fertilizer sector for more than 25 years.
An ex-Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Officer, Mr. Kapur held senior assignments in the Government of India, which included Joint Secretary (Commercial), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India; Director, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers; Additional Assessor & Collector, Municipal Corporation of Delhi apart from the postings in the Income Tax Department, prior to his joining IFFCO in October 2000 as the Finance Director.
Mr. Kapur holds B.Tech. (Mech) Degree from IIT, Delhi, and PG Dip. in Management. He has traveled widely and participated in various national/ international Conferences, presenting papers on different subjects. He is on the Board of 9 Indian and 2 Overseas Companies. He is also the Managing Director, IFFCO Kisan SEZ Ltd.
Mr. Said Talib Said Al Maawali
Said Al Maawali is the Executive Director – Middle East at OQ Supply & Trading, working closely with various Omani stakeholders on existing and new business opportunities. His responsibilities also include the supervision of the dry bulk, LNG, fertilizers, and carbon emissions desks along with assisting in the development of new commercial lines within the company. Having graduated as a Construction Engineer from Iowa State University and held an MBA from the University of Hull in the U.K., his career spans 22 years and encompasses engineering, marketing, and trading (including initiating and executing Oman's first CDM project under the Kyoto protocol framework).
Dr. U S Awasthi
Dr. U S Awasthi is a Managing Director & CEO, IFFCO, he has Chemical Engineer from the prestigious Banaras Hindu University. Dr. Awasthi is a world-renowned professional & an authority in the global fertiliser industry. With nearly 5 decades of experience, Dr. Awasthi has been instrumental in making IFFCO, a global leader in fertiliser production. Under his leadership IFFCO has made rapid strides on all fronts and has diversified into several sectors like General Insurance, Rural Telephony, Rural Retail, Organics, Food Processing & Forestry amongst others. Dr. Awasthi serves on the boards of several Indian and global companies.
Mr. Rajan Chowdhry
Mr. Rajan Chowdhry is the Managing Director, KRIBHCO, he is a commerce graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce and a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with over 3 decades of rich experience. He has held various positions such as Finance Director -KRIBHCO, CFO and Director- KFL , Director Finance- IPGCL and PPCL.
Mr. Mohamed Jawad
Mr. Mohammed Hassan Jawad with 15 years wealth of experience in Finance & Investment , Mr. Jawad is the Head of Finance for all Downstream Assets in Salalah & Duqum at OQ Company.
Prior to joining OQ, Mr. Mohammed Jawad worked as An Investment Manager in Takamul Investment Company and Oman Oil Company where he was managing downstream assets in Oman and Abroad. He also worked in other State-owned companies such as Oman Brunei Investment Company (OBIC).
Mr. Jawad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance in 2004 from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and MSc in Finance & Investment from the University of Edinburgh in UK in 2010.
Mr. Khalifa Al Makhmari
Khalifa Al Makhmari is appointed as OQ representative on the Board of Directors of OMIFCO. Khalifa holds Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom and have a Master of Science (MSc) in Material Science, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Khalifa is a technical & project management professional with 19 years of experience and he is currently holding a Project Manager position for the steam cracker package which is largest package at Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC).
Mr. Shabib Mohammed Al Busaidi
Shabib holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical and process engineering from Sultan Qaboos University and has over 14 years of practical experience in refining industries. Shabib started his career as well site engineer in petroleum development Oman, PDO and he later joined OQ downstream businesses
Shabib held different managerial positions within OQ downstream and participated in different committees .He is currently holding the position of LPIC operations central manager
Mr. Luc Maene
Luc Maene has a degree in Soil Science and Agronomy from the University of Gent, Belgium.
He worked for the Belgian Administration for Development Cooperation in Tunisia and Malaysia. In 1982, he became the Team Leader of the UN Fertilizer Advisory, Development and Information Network for Asia and the Pacific. In 1987, he joined the International Fertilizer Association and retired as its Director General at the end of 2012. He has been Vice Chair of the International Fertilizer Development Center, Chair of the Fertilizer Industry Round Table, President of the European Society of Association Executives and President of the International Fertiliser Society. He has a Doctorate honoris causa in Agriculture from the University Putra Malaysia.
Mr. Manish Kumar
Mr. Manish Kumar is the Finance Director, KRIBHCO, he holds Bachelor of Technology (Civil) Degree from IIT, Delhi and is also MBA in Finance. He joined Indian Audit & Accounts Service in 1993, after working in a private sector for 4 years. During his tenure in the Central Government of India and deputations, he served at senior management level especially in the area Accounts, Audit and Finance for more than 29 years. His experience includes working in Ministry of Finance and multilateral agencies such as UNDP and World Bank.