Sayyida Dr. Rawan Ahmed Al Said is the CEO of Takaful Oman SAOG, Prior to joining Takaful Oman, she was the Managing Director and CEO of ONIC Holding Corporation. Before moving to the Private Sector, Rawan was the Deputy CEO-Investment for the State General Reserve Fund of Oman, leading the execution of many mega investments internationally. She has almost 30 years of experience in the financial industry, 20 of which are in the Public sector.
Sayyida Rawan remains to be the First and the only Female who holds a CEO position in a public listed company in Oman.
She has been a member on the Board of a number of reputed Companies and Financial Institutions in Public and private sector in Oman and in the region. Chairperson in National Bank of Oman, Deputy Chairperson in Oman Oil Marketing Company, Board Member of Oman National Investments Development Company ONIDCO (Tanmia)and its Audit Committee. Chairperson of its Equity and GCC Funds.Public companies she was the Board Member of Oman Oil Company SOAC Board Member in International General Insurance (IGI) Jordan, and National Finance House (NFH), Bahrain. Deputy Chairperson of Orix Finance, National Life & General Insurance Company SAOC (NLIG) and Al Ahlia Insurance.
She was also a Member on the Investment Committee of the Public Authority for Social Insurance, Board Member in Public Authority for the SME Development (Riyada). Chairperson of Al Kawther Fund (Islamic Compliant Fund) and a Member of the Investment Committee of Orphans & Incapacitated Funds in the Ministry of Justice. She has been recently appointed as a Board member of the Sultan Qaboos University Council.
Awards and Recognition :
- In 2011, She was bestowed the Business Professional (BizPro) Leader Award. In 2012, was ranked 14th in Forbes Middle East for the ‘Most Powerful Arab Business Women in Listed Companies’. In 2014, Rawan was named among the Best Chief Executives in the region by Trend in collaboration with INSEAD (The Business School for the World). Also she was Awarded Hall of Fame by MARA Excellence Awards. In 2015, she was honored with two prestigious Awards; Asian Women Leadership of the Year from World Leadership Congress and in MENA and Business Leader of the year from the Middle East Accountancy and Finance Excellency Awards 2015. In 2016 she was honored with Honorary Doctorate Degree from Commonwealth University in UK and she was awarded as the Best Takaful CEO from Global Business Outlook, UK. In 2017 she won the best Takaful CEO-Oman, International Finance, London.Dr. Rawan ranked 3rd in Oman for Forbes the Top 100 most powerful Arab Businesswomen 2017. In 2018 She won the CEO Oman from International Finance UK and she won Oman Women of the year awards 2018 for the inspirational woman category.
Sayyida Dr. Rawan, has an MSc in Economics &Finance from Loughborough University UK. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Investment Analysis from Stirling University UK, and BA in Economics & Political Science from the American University in Cairo (AUC).”
CFO &General Manager
O.G.Ravishankar (Ravishankar Onbathuveli Gopal), is the General Manager of the company. Prior to joining Takaful Oman Insurance SAOG he was the Group CFO of ONIC Holding SAOG, where he worked since December 2007. He has over two decades of experience.
He has previously held management positions with Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (Asia and Middle East Region), Madura Coats Limited (COATS Plc), BOSCH India and Ernst & Young.
He was a Board Member and Chairman of Audit Committee of Oman ORIX Leasing SAOG (2008-2014), Board Member, Member of Executive Committee and Chairman of Audit Committee of Al Ahlia Insurance SAOC (2010-2014). Board Member of Gulf Assist, MAFRE Group (2013-2014). He was an honorary board member of ISACA Muscat Chapter for 3 years. He was a founding member of Takaful Oman Insurance SAOG and instrumental in setting up the company.
Some of Ravi Shankar’s professional qualification/ certification:
Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Fellow Member of The Institute of Directors
Fellow, Secure Retirement Institute (LOMA)
Associate Member of The Insurance Institute of India
Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors of USA
Certified in Risk Management Assurance, Institute of Internal Auditors of USA
Certified Information Systems Auditor, ISACA, USA
Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT, ISACA, USA
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, ISACA, USA
Associate, Life Management Institute(LOMA)
Associate Customer Service, Life Insurance (LOMA)
Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA
Certificate in Accounting for Islamic Financial Institution by CIMA, UK
In addition, he has a 2-year professional certification in Software Engineering from NIIT. He holds a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Commerce from University of Madras. He also has a Doctorate in Business Administration specializing in Finance and Accounting from Commonwealth University.
He won the Best Group CFO award 2013/2014 by World Confederation of Business, USA and Best General Manager award for 2015/ 2016 by The Socrates Committee, Oxford, UK.
Vice President – Technical
V.C.G. Subbiah is a professional engineer who has thorough knowledge of insurance with 14 years of experience in the largest insurance company in India and 13 years in the international market. He also has experience in an array of insurance products, risk analysis and in-depth inspection that only an experienced engineer can provide.
Mohammed Khalfan Al Haddabi
Vice President – Motor
Mohammed Khalfan Al Haddabi is an experienced Insurance professional with over 16+ years of work experience in Insurance Industry in Oman in motor underwriting & claims. He holds a Diploma in Insurance from BIBF. He started his career with Al Ittihad Al Watani Insurance company where he had exposure in the underwriting & legal department with regard to motor insurance business for 8 years Before moving to Takaful Oman , he worked with Falcon Insurance for 8 years as Motor Claims Manager where he overlooked the motor business right from underwriting the risk upto claims management & demonstrating good skills in ensuring good control over loss ratio . His rich experience gained in the local market in Oman in the motor insurance business paves the way to be familiar with the current dynamics & trends in the country.