SSU Governing Board

Abdul-Amir Al-Ajmi

External Affairs & Value Creation Director - PDO

Mr Abdul-Amir Al-Ajmi is an engineer by background and graduated from the University of Leeds, England. He works for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), since 1995, the major Oil & Gas Company in Oman and has 25 years experience in diverse roles including technical and managerial positions such as senior project management, contract strategy development, investment promotion, government and industrial relations, marketing, reputation issues management and sustainable development.
 
He was Secretary-General and a Board Member of the Oman Society of Engineers and is now a member of Oman Environment Society. Abdul-Amir attended executive education programmes at Harvard Business School, London Business School, the Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme at the University of Cambridge, IMD and other prestigious institutes.
Abdul-Amir became External Affairs Director on 1 January 2014 with a mandate to enable PDO?s vision by focusing on stakeholder engagement, government and industrial relations, raising PDO?s profile, corporate social responsibility and delivering on national directives.
At the start of 2016, his role was expanded when In-Country Value (ICV) became part of the External Affairs Directorate and he now leads to the four pillars of ICV: goods & services, Super Local Community Contractors and Local Community Contractors, National Objectives and social investment) which are now managed in the renamed External Affairs and Value Creation Directorate.
 
His roles and responsibilities cover several areas, including stakeholder engagement, corporate communications, government and industrial relations, community relations, improving the capacity and capability of Omani citizens and businesses, increasing the procurement of local goods and services, developing local community companies and social investment.
At the beginning of 2019, Ras al Hamra Development Project (RAHDP) became under his umbrella as well. As Business Opportunity Manager for RAHDP, he is accountable for the overall project delivery; safely, on time and schedule as well as alternative financing/funding options.
 
Abdul-Amir is also a father of five children with a keen interest in sports, reading and travelling.