Dr Mohammed Ali bags special award for leadership
November 6, 2013 | 12:00 AM
The organisers, recognising the 42 years of unceasing efforts to bring the construction industry into its current status, felicitated Dr P. Mohamed Ali of Galfar with a special award for ‘leadership and people development.’ – Supplied photo

Muscat: The Construction Awards 2013, which was conducted recently in Muscat, felicitated industry performers, best practices, technologies and project excellence through a unique awards ceremony.

Focusing on the construction, infrastructure and real estate industries in Oman, the award ceremony presented awards to select individuals who have been instrumental in solidifying the industry's global leadership in corporate responsibility and beyond.

At a gala function, the "best of the best" performers from the construction industry were felicitated with coveted trophies in 16 different categories.

The organisers recognising the 42 years of unceasing efforts to bring the construction industry into its current status, through leadership and development of the people felicitated
Dr P. Mohamed Ali of Galfar Engineering and Contracting with a special award for 'leadership and people development.'

The award was conferred upon him by Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim Al Futaisi, minister of transport and communication, in the presence of His Highness Sayyid Tariq bin Shabib, director of Renaissance Services.

This award is yet another tribute to Dr P. Mohamed Ali's pioneering efforts in developing Galfar from a small enterprise to become the pride of the Sultanate and be recognised not only across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) but also in India.

Galfar has grown to become a leader in employing one of the largest numbers of Omani nationals in the private sector and also ensuring that there is recognition of their efforts through continuous training and personal development.

People development
In his efforts to bring an organised approach to the construction industry and ensure people development, Dr Mohamed Ali was instrumental in creating and founding the Oman Petroleum Alliance called OPAL. OPAL has become another driving force towards a new concept of 'in-country value' to ensure an overall growth for the Sultanate.

He is also the former vice-chairman of the Omanisation Committee. In recognition of his efforts in leadership and people development, he has been conferred with the highest award for any non-Omani in Oman, the 'Oman Civil Order Award.'

Dr Mohamed Ali is also known for his charitable works that include the founding of the PM Foundation and being the chief patron of the Talikulam Vikas Trust.

He has also pioneered the 'Islamic financial services' in India and is the co-founder of the first such institution in India.

Dr Mohamed Ali as the chairman of the Oman Society of Contractors is endeavouring to bring together the contracting industry outside of the oil and gas sector. One of his main goals is to develop the local contracting fraternity into a formidable 'Brand Oman' to deliver projects in a timely manner, safely, with top of the rank quality standards and within budget and take this across the GCC and the rest of the world.

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