The Advisory Board
The college advisory board is made up of representatives from the government and industry. It is one of the channels to connect the college with the industry. The board meets up twice a year, once per semester. The agenda is set based on discussion with the Dean and any issues forwarded by the College Board, departments, accreditation committee and Alumni Association board. The board has representation from the college (Dean, Assistant Dean for Training and Community Service, Assistant Dean for Postgraduate and Research, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Three invited college faculty, College Administrator and one administrative staff as a minute taker).
The board can also invite specific faculty members to present issues to the board based on request/need. It is also possible to form sub-committees from the advisory board to look into specific issues as per direction from the Chairman and the board. As for Governance, the chairman of the board is a usually a member from the industry. The deputy chairman is the Assistant Dean for Training and Community Services. The role of the deputy chairman is to call for meetings, setting the agenda, keeping minutes and any other issues related to communication with the board.
The term of the board is for three years’ subject to re-newel. Members are encouraged to continue as long as their commitment to the board is persistent.

Members of CEPS Advisory Board

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Al Salmi

Executive President, Capital Market Authority

H.H. Sayyida Rawan Al Said

Chairperson, NBO                        

H.E. Abdulsalam Al Murshedi

Executive President, State General Reserve Fund

H.E. Dr. Ali Qassim Jawad

Advisor for Studies and Research, Diwan of Royal Court

Sheikh Khalid Al Zubair

Managing Director, Al Zubair Corporation

Mr. Khalid Ansari

Partner, KPMG                              

Mr. Faisal Khamis Al Hashar

Managing Director, Oman Enterprises Co. International

Mr. Pankaj Khimji

Director, Khimji Ramdas                        

Dr. Amer Al Rawas

CEO, Tasneea Oil & Gas                        

Mrs. Malak Al Shiabani

Director, National Business Centre

Dr. Abdullah Baabood

Director, Gulf Research Centre – University of Qatar

Mr. Aflah Al Hadrami

VP Supply Chain, OXY – Oman       

Prof. Ananth Rao

Director, External and International Relations, Director, Center for Research & Consultancy (CRC), University of Dubai