Oman Oil Marketing Co. appoints David Kalife as new CEO
June 19, 2017 | 3:08 PM
by Times News Service
David Kalife - CEO

Muscat: Oman Oil Marketing Company, and its Board of Directors, recently approved the appointment of David Kalife as the new chief executive officer (CEO).

In his role, Kalife will oversee the company’s ongoing expansion strategy, the continued development of its bunker and trading capabilities, in addition to implementing its long-term strategies to increase in-country value and drive the sustainable growth of the company.

A French national, Kalife’s extensive professional background includes over a decade of experience in leadership roles.

During his 21 years at oil giant Total, Kalife earned a reputation for promoting a culture of innovation, continuous improvement and customer care by managing complexity in a consistent way and developing people.

Beyond growth Kalife believes in sustainability. During his years at Total, he oversaw the launch of new products, such as the state-of-the-art Total Excellium in the South West Pacific market, in addition to sealing successful partnerships in the Middle East with Hitachi Construction Machinery, AW Rostamani Trading, and KIA Motors, among others.

Mulham Al Jarf, chairman of the board at Oman Oil Marketing Co., said, “We are excited to welcome Kalife to the Oman Oil Marketing team. Over the last decade, he has demonstrated the expertise and aptitude required to navigate any managerial challenge and sustain growth. We look forward to working with Kalife in transforming our vision for the future of Oman Oil Marketing Co. into reality and offering our full support to achieve his goals. We are confident his track record of excellence is the perfect fit that will elevate the Oman Oil Marketing Co. to the next level.”

Kalife said, “It is a great pleasure to join such a strong team of committed professionals and drive Oman Oil Marketing Company through its next phase of growth. I look forward to enhancing our value proposition by continuing to deliver operational excellence through quality, care and innovative solutions for our customers.”

A graduate of the prestigious INSEAD, Kalife is a keen humanitarian; he is also a founding member and former president of Fleur de Bitume, one of France’s effective charitable associations.

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