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Bashar Khayat

Chairman of the Board of Directors

A well experienced and successful businessman, Bashar Khayat has a solid business portfolio, both nationally, and regionally. In addition to Petroleb, he leads a group of well established industrial and engineering companies, and has forged successful, long-lasting business partnerships with international giants.
Bashar Khayat leads the Board of Directors of Petroleb, ensuring effective operations and high performance of the board and its members, as well as the effective relations with high-level stakeholders and management.

Salah Khayat

Salah Khayat

Chief Executive Officer

A mechanical-industrial engineer with extensive experience, Salah Khayat leads the executive leadership team and manages the business of Petroleb within the authorities delegated to him by the board. Among other duties, he develops the strategy proposals, sets broad objectives and develops annual plans covering all physical and human assets of the company, ensuring a high corporate performance, consistent with business and integrity principles set by the board. He also handles business relationships with shareholders and influential stakeholders.

Dr. Naji Abi Aad

Dr. Naji Abi Aad

Chief Operating Officer

A respected energy economist and natural gas expert, Dr. Naji Abi Aad supports the CEO in the company’s overall strategic and operational functions, benefiting from a long and successful career in senior positions with E&P companies. In addition, he provides broad advisory support to the CEO and the Chairman of the Board, and manages specific programs particularly in the areas of corporate relations, planning and operations.



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Hassan Al Lawati

Country Manager Oman

Hassan has vast experience in the field of banking, Electromechanical projects, and oil and gas. In 2001, Hassan joined Rally Energy as senior manager, and later joined Circle Oil as North Africa and Middle East Regional Manager until 2016. Hassan joined Petroleb in 2017 as Country Manager Oman.