Industry Consultative Panel

Prof. Ali Hamed Al-Badi

Chair ICP, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs and Research (DDAAR)

Ms. Maria Al Amri

Member ICP, Acting Head for the Industry & Community Relations Department

Mr. Abubucker Samsudeen shaffi

Member ICP, HOF / Faculty for Computing Sciences

Mr. Ahmed Said Al-Hadrami

Alumni representative – Expenditure Review Assistant- General Authority for Social Insurance

Mr. Otbah Abdullah Al Harmali

Alumni representative – Memebr ICP – (Head-Oman Academy for SMEs)

Mr. Nadeem Ahmed

General Manager – Khimji Training Institute

Mr. Khalfan Khamis Al Khusaibi

Member ICP (In Country Value Lead-ASYAD)

Dr. Haitham Adarbah

Member ICP, Acting Director for the Centre for Training & Community Relations

Dr. Khalid Abu Zayed

Member ICP, Assistant Prof /HOF Faculty for Business & Management Studies

Mr. Rizwan Jawahar Ahmad

Member ICP, Programme Leader, Postgraduate Studies Department

Ms. Sanaa Al Mamaria

Alumni representative, Member ICP (Oman Air – Food and Beverage/Development Guest Experience and Branding)

Mr. Maqbool Al Wahaibi

CEO – Oman DataPark

Mr. Faiz Ibrahim Al Mamari

Member ICP (MD-Smart Marketing Network)

Terms of Reference – The Industry Consultative Panel have the following functions and duties:

1. To support the college in continuously improving its work placement and community activities that lead to productive relationships;

2. To ensure that industry and employer stakeholders are involved appropriately when introducing new academic programmes and reviewing existing ones as per job market requirements;

3. To provide input on Gulf College graduate attributes to ensure that they meet the requirements of the job market;

4. To provide guidance and advice to contextualise the College curriculum whenever required in order to ensure that is compatible with industry needs;

5. To suggest on-demand skills and technologies to be incorporated into the college extracurricular activities;

6. To advocate and promote the College programmes; and

7. To support the College academic activities and initiatives.


Membership – The Industry Consultative Panel comprises:

• Deputy Dean-Academic Affairs & Research (Chair)

• Director-Centre for Training and Community Relations (Deputy Chair)

• Head for the Industry & Community Relations Department

• Director-Centre for Postgraduate Studies & Research

• Head-Faculty of Business & Management Studies

• Head-Faculty of Computing Sciences

• Three Industry Representatives

• Two Alumni Representatives

• Head-Industry & Community Relations (Member & Rapporteur)


Frequency of Meetings – The ICP shall meet at least two times in a year.

Reporting line – Reports to the Academic Board.

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