Eng. Azza Al Ismaili has scientific knowledge and a wide range of professional experience in the fields of technology, oil and gas, project management and entrepreneurship. Throughout her career, she held several management positions, and established as a business woman several successful projects in education, oil and gas, training and consultancy. She gained a lot of knowledge and high professional experience in management techniques from her participation in several projects and leadership training programs in different countries including “Harvard Business” in the USA.
She also held the position of Minister of Technology and Communications, on the authority of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, may his soul rest in peace.
Currently Eng. Azza holds the position of CEO of Azza Al Ismaili Group since September 2020, where she undertakes the tasks of leading the group to achieve goals and ambitions. The number of employees within the group up until the end of October 2020 reached about 700 workers, with an Omanisation rate of 65 %. She also served as Minister of Technology and Communication in the Sultanate of Oman. Prior to that, Eng. Azza achieved great success in the field of entrepreneurship, as she established several companies in the sectors of education and training, oil and gas, services and the health supplies industry.
Eng. Azza received her Bachelor’s degree from the Sultan Qaboos University and went on to complete her Master’s in Computer Engineering within the same university. Subsequently, she received an M.B.A. in Executive Business Management and Administration from the Grand Canyon University in Arizona, USA. At the outset of her career in 1994, Eng. Azza joined Petroleum Development Oman (P.D.O.) as a System Integrator. She then went on to hold other positions such as Project Manager and Business Improvement Engineer.
As part of her contributions in the education field, she was a member of the consulting board of the College of Education at SQU. In 2015, Eng. Azza was nominated to sit alongside acknowledged experts in the field of education on the Committee for developing General Education in Oman. Two years later, she was invited to serve on the Oman Vision 2040 development group. Here she joined some of Oman’s most distinguished leaders and thinkers to develop the Sultanate’s Strategic Plan for the next two decades. Additionally, she authored a book called “Oman the History of Our Future”.