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Ahmed Ali al-Mukhaini

Updated: Apr 25

The Ibrahim Student Leadership & Dialogue Middle East Program is honored to announce that Ahmed Ali al-Mukhaini has agreed to join our Ibrahim Distinguished Scholars.

Each of these scholars and thought leaders have been selected based on their uncommon courage, nuanced understanding and engagement in Middle East Matters that include combatting cultural, religious, ethnic and political prejudice and hostility in a strategically vital region that is in the midst of a tumultuous transition.


Ahmed Ali al-Mukhaini is currently serving as an advisor at the Office of the Executive President at the Capital Market Authority in the Sultanate of Oman. Prior to this, he chaired the SASLO Legal Training Center. Moreover, he served at the Omani Majlis Ash-Shura (elected chamber of the bicameral council of Oman) between 1999-2008 in several capacities, the last of which was Assistant Secretary General for Information. His other career stops included serving as the political advisor and assistant to two American ambassadors in Oman and head of the Hospital Information System at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital. He has been an active member of several civil society organizations and think tanks in Oman and abroad.



Researcher, Policy Analyst and Consultant

  • Active learner and an engaged team-member with wide experience in policy analysis, research, and development in the fields of socio-economic development, strategy, and governance.

  • Currently serving as an advisor on national economic, financial, fiscal and governance policies at the Office of the Executive President (EP) of the Capital Market Authority (CMA) in the Sultanate of Oman. He added value through providing support for, inter alia, policy and regulatory development within the securities and insurance sectors, the EP’s membership in the Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Oman, and Oman 2040 (Economy and Development Track).

  • Avid expertise in in content development and in-depth participation in local, regional and international research programs, projects, seminars and forums.


Most Recent Projects

  1. Bait al Mal and Endowments in Oman, a Case Study of Intentional Omission of Legibility in the Process of Modernizing in Oman, in progress. Expected date of publication May 2022.

  2. Lead editor and principal investigator, Oman History since Antiquity, a 4-volume illustrated encyclopedic book on the history of Oman. Published by the Royal Court Affairs, December 2020.

  3. Author, History of Mountains of Western and Eastern Hajar Jabal, introduction entry, in the Encyclopedia of the Mountains of Oman. A 3-volume book on the mountains of Oman’s history, geology, flora and fauna, published by the Royal Court Affairs, December, 2020.

  4. Co-author, History of Mountains of Dhofar, introduction entry, in the Encyclopedia of Mountains of Oman. A 3-volume book on the mountains of Oman’s history, geology, flora and fauna, published by the Royal Court Affairs, December, 2020.

  5. Lead engagement consultant and key urban-narrative developer, National Spatial Strategy and Muscat Regional Spatial Strategy, 2018-2020.

  6. Mentor, British Alumni Network, British Council, 2019-2020.

  7. Contributor and researcher on social epistemology in the Gulf Architecture Project, led by Liverpool University and Qatar National Library, 2018-2019.




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