26/06/2016

Founder of Knowledge Oman Among Top 10 Personalities in Arab World

Tariq Hilal al Barwni, founder of Knowledge Oman, has been featured among 10 exemplary personalities from across the Arab world in a book launched recently entitled as the “Arabs Unseen”. The book features the work, achievements and success stories of the 10 figures from the Arab world as an inspiration. “I am honoured and thankful to Almighty Allah to be featured among the 10 personalities across the Arab region — simply an accreditation that Omanis can make wonders as well,” said Tariq. Knowledge Oman was founded in 2008 by Tariq al Barwani as a mission to solidify His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ vision of transforming Oman into a Knowledge Based Society. A group of talented local and expatriate people living in Oman with common goal and passion to share knowledge for free was formed under Knowledge Oman.

Over thousands of people were trained using programs from Knowledge Oman that includes Seminars, Workshop, Activities, Projects and customized Programs in both the public and private sector through partnerships. Knowledge Oman was recognized and awarded both locally and internationally for the activities conducted in the society. “Arabs Unseen” book explores the enlightening journeys of 10 exemplary figures from the modern Arab world. It embraces the theme of drawing inspiration from these individuals who overcame various challenges to build a body of work in their respective fields. Their experiences are significant for all generations within the Arab world and beyond.

Personalities from the book include Emirati producer of Freej, Mohammed Saeed Hareb, Saudi Developer, Sultan Batterjee of Tasneem Alsultan, Lebanon founder of Creative Space, Sarah Hermez, Soraya Salti of Injaz Al Arab, Mutassem Sultan of Enrich Experience, Safiya Bahlani of Artist Evolution, Lotfi Maktouf of Al Madanya, Joumana al Jabri and Ramzi Jaber of Laboratory for change, and Raghad El Ebrashi of Alashanek Ya Balady The book is authored by Mohammed Mahfoodh al Ardhi, a Harvard graduate and the executive chairman of Investcorp, a leading international provider of alternative investments with a special focus on the Gulf, and serves on the International Advisory Board of the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.

Knowledge Oman is a leading a knowledge-sharing and social impact platform in the country that has been passionately serving the people and the nation through its programs, initiatives and partnerships since 2008.