Over the past 25 years, Najla Al Jamali has worked in various upstream Oil and Gas roles. These spanned operational, managerial and consultancy positions in Africa, Europe and the Middle East at globally recognised companies, including Vale, Schlumberger Business Consulting, IHS Energy, Shell and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). She possesses strong analytical and leadership skills, with a track record in delivering and implementing strategies as well as business turnaround solutions.
Najla joined Oman Oil Company in 2013 and contributed her extensive experience in helping shape the company’s strategic direction. In 2016, she was appointed as Executive Managing Director of Takamul Investment Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oman Oil Company. In 2020, Najla helped set up OQ’s Alternative Energy Strategic Business Unit (OQAE). Under her leadership, OQAE has announced three Green Hydrogen projects. In 2022, she was appointed as Alternative Energy Chief Executive in OQ.
Najla has been a member of the Board of Directors for numerous companies under the OQ Group as well as externally. She was the deputy chairperson for HSBC Oman and is currently on the Hydrogen Advisory Board of the Sustainability Energy Council. Najla holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Mathematics with Applied Mathematics/Mathematical Physics from Imperial College, London. She also attained a Master of Science degree in Financial Management from the University of London and participated in Schlumberger’s leadership programme at INSEAD, in France.