Dr. Rawas is an award-winning transformation leader and current Chairman and board member of several listed companies in diverse sectors. He has an extensive experience in oil and gas, as well as in renewable energy, and has been involved for more than 25 years in shaping the industry in Oman. As the current Chairman of Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), Dr. Rawas drives the transformation of its purpose and mission with a focus on promoting the oil and gas industry standards. Between 2014 and 2018, he served as the Group Executive Officer of Tasneea Oil & Gas Technology and helped the group in consolidating and expanding its activities while achieving a steady growth, despite difficult market conditions and challenging risk factors related to fundraising and debt structures.
Early in his career, Dr. Rawas worked for the Ministry of Oil & Gas as the Planning Advisor and contributed to the restructuring of the Ministry from a Petroleum and Minerals Ministry to an Oil and Gas Ministry with a different mandate. Dr. Rawas holds a PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from Sussex University, UK. He currently serves aa a non-resident Dean of the School of Business and Information Technology at New Vision University in Georgia.