Management Team

Omran’s senior management team comprises diverse and capable professionals with global and local expertise.

 
Peter Walichnowski
CEO
Peter Walichnowski


With more than 35 years of experience in tourism, real estate and mixed-use developments. His experience includes leading development companies across Australia, Europe and the GCC including Majid Al Futtaim Properties in Dubai, Lend Lease in Australia and Land Securities in London, one of the largest publicly listed real estate companies in Australia and Europe respectively.

 
Eng. Saif Al Hinai
Chief Project Officer - Madinat Al Irfan
Eng. Saif Al Hinai


Holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma - USA in 1990, Saif bin Ali bin Nasser Al-Hinai has been a part of the Sultanate’s architecture and design industry for over 25 years.

He was the leading force behind the Muscat Municipality’s win of three significant awards in the fifth round of the Arab Cities Organization Award in 1994. Under his stewardship, Muscat Municipality achieved first prize for the Municipality’s head office building in the category of architecture, first prize for city beautification and the second prize in landscaping and public parks.

Having worked for over 14 years in various departments of the Central Design Cell at the Muscat Municipality – Diwan of Royal Court, he was appointed to the position of Director General of Landscaping & Public Parks and General Supervisor of Central Design Department in 2004. Following that, Saif bin Ali bin Nasser Al-Hinai took up the opportunity to be Vice President, Development at Al Madina A’Zarqa, Blue City Company 1 between 2007 and 2010 where he supervised the development as well as acted as the liaison with consultants to the project, Ministries and Government Authorities, and other parties linked in the project’s execution.

In 2012, he joined OMRAN as Senior Vice President & Executive Director of the Al-Irfan Urban Development Project - a proposed Capital District for Muscat to the International Airport and enjoying strategic highway access to a location central to Muscat’s 40km coastal urban corridor. Al-Irfan is expected to redirect the capital’s CBD to a highly accessible, virgin site away from the existing congested centre in Ruwi, creating Muscat’s New Financial and Business District.

 
Salah Al Ghazali
Chief Investment Officer
Salah Al Ghazali


As Chief Investment Officer at Omran, Salah Salim Abdullah Al Ghazali brings extensive experience gained within the investment arena from the public and private sector.

During a career spanning 15 years, Salah has been involved in promoting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) within the Real Estate, Manufacturing and Tourism sectors. Prior to his role at Omran, Salah led the Investment Strategy Development team at the Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development (Ithraa) where he identified potential projects and sectors in the Sultanate and established partnerships between international investors and local companies.

Salah was also instrumental in the establishment of Majan Development Company (MDC), one of the first Sharia compliant Real Estate companies in Oman. While Business Development Manager at MDC, Salah assisted in securing an investment transaction of US$15 million which yielded a 60% return, an achievement he considers to be one of his major accomplishments during his time at the company.

Before assuming the role of Acting Chief Investment Officer at Omran, Salah held the positions of Director of Investment Portfolio Management and Senior Investment Manager at the Omran. During his tenure at Omran Salah has played a key role in corporate restructuring, business planning, corporate governance, and strategic implementation at the Joint Venture level.

 
Eng. Said Al Qasmi
Chief Project Officer
Eng. Said Al Qasmi


Eng. Said Al Qasmi joined Omran at the position of Vice President of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre Project (OCEC) in June 2009. Recently he was handed the responsibility of Chief Project Officer – OCEC, as a result of the restructuring of the Company.

Prior to joining Omran, Said held various positions within the Muscat Municipality since joining there in 1986, and the last position he held was the Deputy Director General of Technical Affairs in addition to being responsible as Team Leader of many strategic projects including the Privatization of the Muscat Wastewater Project, Al Athaiba – Al Mawaleh Sea Front Development Project and the Muscat Solid Waste Management Scheme. Said also worked for Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company (Oman LNG) for six years and Sama Dubai prior to joining Omran. As CPO for Omran’s OCEC project, which is the largest project currently under development by Omran, Said oversees all aspects of the project’s development. He is responsible for the development, design and construction of this project. This will encompass all activities related to business and development planning, project planning, financial and commercial planning, engineering design and construction. Said holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from USA and Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Peter Walichnowski


With more than 35 years of experience in tourism, real estate and mixed-use developments. His experience includes leading development companies across Australia, Europe and the GCC including Majid Al Futtaim Properties in Dubai, Lend Lease in Australia and Land Securities in London, one of the largest publicly listed real estate companies in Australia and Europe respectively.

Eng. Saif Al Hinai


Holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma - USA in 1990, Saif bin Ali bin Nasser Al-Hinai has been a part of the Sultanate’s architecture and design industry for over 25 years.

He was the leading force behind the Muscat Municipality’s win of three significant awards in the fifth round of the Arab Cities Organization Award in 1994. Under his stewardship, Muscat Municipality achieved first prize for the Municipality’s head office building in the category of architecture, first prize for city beautification and the second prize in landscaping and public parks.

Having worked for over 14 years in various departments of the Central Design Cell at the Muscat Municipality – Diwan of Royal Court, he was appointed to the position of Director General of Landscaping & Public Parks and General Supervisor of Central Design Department in 2004. Following that, Saif bin Ali bin Nasser Al-Hinai took up the opportunity to be Vice President, Development at Al Madina A’Zarqa, Blue City Company 1 between 2007 and 2010 where he supervised the development as well as acted as the liaison with consultants to the project, Ministries and Government Authorities, and other parties linked in the project’s execution.

In 2012, he joined OMRAN as Senior Vice President & Executive Director of the Al-Irfan Urban Development Project - a proposed Capital District for Muscat to the International Airport and enjoying strategic highway access to a location central to Muscat’s 40km coastal urban corridor. Al-Irfan is expected to redirect the capital’s CBD to a highly accessible, virgin site away from the existing congested centre in Ruwi, creating Muscat’s New Financial and Business District.

Salah Al Ghazali


As Chief Investment Officer at Omran, Salah Salim Abdullah Al Ghazali brings extensive experience gained within the investment arena from the public and private sector.

During a career spanning 15 years, Salah has been involved in promoting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) within the Real Estate, Manufacturing and Tourism sectors. Prior to his role at Omran, Salah led the Investment Strategy Development team at the Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development (Ithraa) where he identified potential projects and sectors in the Sultanate and established partnerships between international investors and local companies.

Salah was also instrumental in the establishment of Majan Development Company (MDC), one of the first Sharia compliant Real Estate companies in Oman. While Business Development Manager at MDC, Salah assisted in securing an investment transaction of US$15 million which yielded a 60% return, an achievement he considers to be one of his major accomplishments during his time at the company.

Before assuming the role of Acting Chief Investment Officer at Omran, Salah held the positions of Director of Investment Portfolio Management and Senior Investment Manager at the Omran. During his tenure at Omran Salah has played a key role in corporate restructuring, business planning, corporate governance, and strategic implementation at the Joint Venture level.

Eng. Said Al Qasmi


Eng. Said Al Qasmi joined Omran at the position of Vice President of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre Project (OCEC) in June 2009. Recently he was handed the responsibility of Chief Project Officer – OCEC, as a result of the restructuring of the Company.

Prior to joining Omran, Said held various positions within the Muscat Municipality since joining there in 1986, and the last position he held was the Deputy Director General of Technical Affairs in addition to being responsible as Team Leader of many strategic projects including the Privatization of the Muscat Wastewater Project, Al Athaiba – Al Mawaleh Sea Front Development Project and the Muscat Solid Waste Management Scheme. Said also worked for Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company (Oman LNG) for six years and Sama Dubai prior to joining Omran. As CPO for Omran’s OCEC project, which is the largest project currently under development by Omran, Said oversees all aspects of the project’s development. He is responsible for the development, design and construction of this project. This will encompass all activities related to business and development planning, project planning, financial and commercial planning, engineering design and construction. Said holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from USA and Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

 
Zoltan Kali
Chief Assets & Asset Management Officer
Zoltan Kali


A Hungarian national, Zoltan Kali is an experienced real estate investment professional with over 19 years of work experience with ten years of dedicated understanding in senior managerial and leadership positions across geographies.

His primary background is in hotel investments and asset management, but Zoltan has been involved in extensive work in real estate asset classes like integrated resorts, office, residential and mixed use developments.

Over his carrier he had a broad exposure to a range of industries and businesses providing him with strong macroeconomic and organizational understanding. He began his career with philanthropic organisations and then moved to KPMG, where he worked for a decade in the Real Estate, Leisure and Tourism sector for the Europe, Middle East and Africa. Previous to joining Omran, Zoltan was with the State General Reserve Fund of Oman (SGRF) in Muscat where he was responsible for the hospitality portfolio and related transactions.

Zoltan is a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the ELTE University Budapest, and an MSc degree in Engineering. Adding to his knowledge, he went on to secure an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio in 2002, specializing in International Management and Finance.

 


 


 


Zoltan Kali


A Hungarian national, Zoltan Kali is an experienced real estate investment professional with over 19 years of work experience with ten years of dedicated understanding in senior managerial and leadership positions across geographies.

His primary background is in hotel investments and asset management, but Zoltan has been involved in extensive work in real estate asset classes like integrated resorts, office, residential and mixed use developments.

Over his carrier he had a broad exposure to a range of industries and businesses providing him with strong macroeconomic and organizational understanding. He began his career with philanthropic organisations and then moved to KPMG, where he worked for a decade in the Real Estate, Leisure and Tourism sector for the Europe, Middle East and Africa. Previous to joining Omran, Zoltan was with the State General Reserve Fund of Oman (SGRF) in Muscat where he was responsible for the hospitality portfolio and related transactions.

Zoltan is a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the ELTE University Budapest, and an MSc degree in Engineering. Adding to his knowledge, he went on to secure an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio in 2002, specializing in International Management and Finance.