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Dana Geadah

Communications Manager

Email: Dana.GEADAH@Sohar-Aluminium.com

ARABAL responsibilities: Project Lead and Planner, Project Team Organization, Stakeholders Management, Financial Feasibility, Management and Control, Venue Sourcing, Agenda and Content Development, Speaker Acquisition, Marketing, Sponsorships, Media and Show Production.
Biography:
Dana is a communications professional with 14 years regional experience working in various business sectors within Levant & GCC. Dana has a strong record of achievements in setting-up and developing communication and marketing business plans. She has shown progression with increased levels of responsibility throughout her career. In her current role since 2013 as the Corporate Communications Manager of Sohar Aluminium, she has been instrumental in establishing best practices in reputation management and setting new benchmarks in the region in community services. In her capacity, she established the SA Volunteering program and initiated a series of community engagement events to share safety knowledge with members of the community. Under her leadership the company hosted a number of prestigious events and conferences which marked the progress of the Oman aluminium industry, and promoted the country as a highly strategic destination for major international investments and events. Dana holds the role of the Corporate Citizenship Pillar Champion of Sohar Aluminium’s Business Strategy, and she is a member of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. During her tenure Sohar Aluminium was awarded the excellence award in social responsibility in 2014 and 2015.
Prior to joining Sohar Aluminium, Dana worked for a number of multinational retail companies with an annual turnover exceeding USD 100 M.
Dana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Communications from Notre Dame University, Lebanon in 2004.

 

Jameel Shakeel

Communications Superintendent

Email:  jameel.shakeel@sohar-aluminium.com

ARABAL responsibilities: Team and Operations Management, Health and Safety, Site Maintenance and Inspection, Transport and Logistics, Procurement Management, IT and Technical Support, Internal Site Tour Planning, Media and Press Relations.
Biography:
Jameel Shakeel is the Communications Superintendent of Sohar Aluminium, the largest homegrown industrial company in Oman, outside of the oil and gas industry. A member of the company for more than 10 years, he began working for Sohar Aluminium as a BMS Specialist, working his way up to IT Support and Security Superintendent, before being appointed to his current post. Prior to working for Sohar Aluminium, Jameel started his professional career with Bahwan IT, one of Suhail Bahwan Group’s flagship companies.
Jameel earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Osmania University in Hyderabad, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Leicester in the UK.

 

Kim Jurgens

Communications Coordinator

Email: Kim.JERGENS@Sohar-Aluminium.com

ARABAL responsibilities: Banqueting and Accommodation Logistics, Delegate Management and Communication, Website and Mobile Application Management.
Biography: Kim has more than 20 years of experience in Project and Event Management. She has been based in Sohar since 2016. Prior to Oman she has lived and worked in South Africa, USA, Australia and Singapore. Kim has worked within the corporate, not for profit and adult education sectors globally and has a good understanding of working within a multi-cultural environment. She has worked on large scale-projects with budgets of up to USD 1.5 M. She holds qualifications in Hotel Management, Business Administration and Training and Assessment. She is an avid traveler, enjoys spending time learning about different cultures. Enjoys outdoor activities and spending time reading.

 

 

Arnold Massey

Creative Head

Email: Arnold.MASSEY@Sohar-Aluminium.com

ARABAL responsibilities: Design Conceptualization, Production, Printing, Decoration, Set-ups and Installation.
Biography: Arnold has more than 25 years of experience in mainstream advertising. He’s in Middle East from last 2 decades, well versed with local culture and trends. Prior to Oman worked in India with leading creative advertising companies like Mudra, Speers, Arms Bozell. Handled blue chip brands like McDonald's, Coke, Samsung, Carrefour, Peugeot, Nissan, Panasonic, Bank Dhofar, to name a few. Lead creative for all Arabal materials, has a knack of thinking outside the box and come up with creative solutions. A MAC aficionado, A bit of a adventure sports enthusiast and a die-hard traveler- extremely fond of exploring new places.

 

Walid Shukaili

Communications Editor

Email: Walid.ALSHUKAILI@Sohar-Aluminium.com

ARABAL responsibilities: Event Protocol, Etiquette, Invitations, Permits and Governmental relations.
Biography: Walid has 15 years experience working in Human Resources Development and Communications in public and private sectors. He began his career working in the government sector as an English Language Instructor then moved to head the Human Resources Development Section at the Ministry of Environment & Climate Affairs. He then made a move to the private sector in 2009 where he headed the training section of Vale in Oman. This was followed by a shift of career to the field of communications in the same company in 2011, taking the advantage of working for a multinational organization and dealing with more than 11 different nationalities. He then made a move to work for the Communications Department at Sohar Aluminium in October, 2015.
Walid holds a Bachelor Degree in Education, Majoring in English Language from Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, 2002.

 

Deepak Pereira

Service Contract Specialist

Email: Deepak.PEREIRA@Sohar-Aluminium.com

ARABAL responsibilities: Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain Management and Distribution of Products and Services.
Biography: Deepak is a Service Contract Specialist currently working in Supply Chain office. He is equipped with 24 years regional experience working in various business sectors within Oman.
Deepak started his carrier in late 1993 with trading company in Muscat. He worked in FMCG, Automobile fields before he took the role of Contract specialist in Sohar Aluminium.
As a Contract Specialist Deepak is responsible to manage the high net worth contracts and services related to the smooth functioning of Aluminium operation.
He Holds Bachelor of Commerce degree specialized in Marketing. He is blessed with 2 children currently residing in Sohar.

 

Amani Al Haser

Finance Analyst

Email: Amani.ALHASER@Sohar-Aluminium.com

ARABAL responsibilities: Accounts Receivable, Payments and Revenue Tracking, Reporting and Financial Statements.
Biography: Amani is Senior Financial and Project Analyst in Sohar Aluminium. Handling different responsibilities in Finance department from the day of joining the company. Amani has over 10 years long service within Sohar Aluminium. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting as well as a Diploma in Business Administration. She is a current member of Jusoor Audit Committee. To relax Amani enjoys crochet and is hoping to gain her Master Degree.

 

 

 

Support Team and Administration :

 

Amna Al Shibli

 

 

 

Aga Ibrahim

 

 

Badriya Al Farsi

 

 

 

Khalid Al Hinai

 

 

 

Khalfan Al Kahali

 

 

Maisa Al Jahwari

 

 

 

Sumaiya Al Balushi

 

 

 

Sheikha Al Kindi

 

 

 

 

 

Tamim AL Qasmi