Executive Management

Mr. Mark Hardiman has a total of 23 years’ experience in shipping and ports, having worked in five different countries across three continents - specifically South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Belgium and the U.A.E. Mr. Hardiman has been influential in driving growth and enhancing business performance across various functions, including operations, IT and technical services. During these years he has demonstrated his wide range of industry experience by implementing performance enhancements to the operations and has worked to further develop strategies with key port stakeholders, along with courses of action to ensure that high service levels are maintained and continuously improved.

Mr. Ahmed Ali Akaak is the Deputy CEO of the Company. He has been with the Port since January 2000 where he has worked in several key positions including Chief Corporate Officer and General Manager for Human Resources. He brings to the position broad industry knowledge and executive experience in all aspects of management, including strategic planning and organizational development both locally and nationally.Mr. Akaak's background includes a bachelor degree in Economics from the US and Master Degree in Human Resources management.

Mr. C.S. Venkiteswaran joined Port of Salalah on 15th September, 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. He is a Commerce graduate from Kerala University, Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Associate member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India with over thirty years' experience in managing financial affairs of industrial and port companies. . He has been with A P Moller Maersk group for 17 years and held positions as Head of Finance at Pipavav Port, Chief Financial Officer in Meridian Port Services, Tema, Ghana and CFO with Gateway Terminals India, Mumbai.

Mr. Jesse Damsky is Chief Commercial Officer of the Company since 1st November 2014. Jesse holds a B.S. degree in International Trade. Jesse joined the APMM Group in 2010 and comes to APMT with a background in freight forwarding but has also worked with project and contract logistics and heavy lift operations. He has previously worked with Dorian Drake International Inc. in the USA, as Project Manager, Agility Defense & Government Services and most recently as Program / Business Development Manager, Al-Elaf Group in Jordan

Mr. Joseph Schofield has joined as Chief Operating Officer CT w.e.f. from 1st January, 2016 and has 20 years of experience with Port industry in all aspects of terminal operations including planning port development, national operations efficiency and national system development. His last appointment was as 'Regional General Manager Operations' responsible for operations in 15 port and terminal facilities in 12 nations spanning Western Africa, the Gulf and Sri Lanka ,from the APM Terminal Africa & Middle East office located in Dubai.

Mr. Ahmed Suhail Ali Qatan is the Chief Operation Officer –GCT of the Company. He has been with Port since 2005. He worked as an employment manager for 2 years and since 2008 as Senior Manager HR. In 2010 he has been promoted to GM-HR. Since 5 years a member of the executive management team. He holds an MBA from Lurton University in UK. He has working experience of 27 years in the public sector that includes a director of field studies, director of coordination and director of hygiene in the local government in Dhofar region.

Scott Selman is the Chief Operating Officer of the container terminal. He is responsible for the day to day business of the terminal as well as port wide services of Maintenance & Repair, Marine services and IT. Scott brings diverse operations and leadership experience from his work for APM Terminals in The United States, Nigeria, Egypt, Singapore/ APAC region and most recently as COO of Cai Mep International Terminal in Vietnam. Scott holds a BSc in Business Administration from The University of Southern California.

Mr. Ali Kashoob is GM HR. He has been associated with Port since 2003. He is a Bachelor of Port Management and Operations from Arab Academy for science and technology with honor. He has varied experience in Port Operations, commercial and training and brings vast industry knowledge.

Mr. Mohammed Al Mashani is the General Manager for Corporate Affairs at Port of Salalah. He holds a BSc in Safety Management from Central Missouri State University and an MSc in Facilities Management and Asset Maintenance from Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Over the last 15 years Mohammed has worked in different sectors: Oil and Gas where he worked in PDO in logistics and HSE. Petrochemicals, where he joined Aromatics Oman.For last 8 years at Port of Salalah where he started as HSE Senior manager. He has been through a CPMD program through APM Terminals in association with ESADE Business School and in 2015 was chosen for the first cohort of the Oman National CEO program.

Ali Kashoob

GM, Human Resources

Venki Chelakara

Chief Financial Officer