A pen portrait of the author - Essa bin Mohammed Al Zedjali

Essa bin Mohammed Al Zedjali

  • Born in Muscat in 1939.
  • February 1956 - March 1957: Administration In-charge at Petroleum Development of Oman's office in Fahud, Oman.
  • June 1957 - May 1958: Insurance Officer at M/S Gray Mackenzie & Co. Ltd, Muscat.
  • June 1959 - September 1968: Head of Archives Department at Ministry of Post, Telephone and Telegraph, Government of Kuwait.
  • October 1968 - January 1971: Secretary to the Department (now ministry) of Petroleum & Minerals, Government of Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • February 1972 - December 1975: Director of Administration, Finance Consular Affairs, Protocol, Security & Coding Department at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sultanate of Oman.
  • December 1975 - May 1979: First Consul General of Sultanate of Oman to Bombay, India.
  • June 1979 - March 1983: Chief of Administration and Finance Department at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sultanate of Oman.
  • March 1983: Resigned from Foreign Service to look after own business.
  • Member of World Association of Newspapers (WAN) since 2000.
  • Member of Gulf Press Union, HQ in Bahrain.
  • Incumbent Vice-Chairman of Oman Press Club.
  • Had been Member of Consultative Council (now Majlis Al Shura) for two terms of four years each.
  • Member Board of Directors, Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) from 1984 to 1994.
  • Member of Commercial Dispute Committee led by the Undersecretary of Ministry of Commerce & Industry from 1984 to 1994.
  • Also served on the Board of Directors of the following companies/institutions: Oman Arab Bank; Bank of Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait; Oman National Gas; Oman Sun Farms; Al Ahlia Insurance Company; Oman International Investment Company (Ominvest).
  • Had also been member of Anti-Communist League, a private world organisation.


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