Dr. Wail Al-Harrasi is the founder & CEO of WABAS Enterprises & Investments, a company focusing on human capital development, social entrepreneurship as well as Industrial innovation and Integration with focus on new technology deployment strategy as well as Industry-Academia collaboration.
Dr. Wail held various positions in the oil & gas sector from engineering in complex mega projects, corporate planning and production operation management managing complex hydrocarbon facilities contributing 5% of Oman’s GDP.
Dr. Wail studied for Honors degree in Chemical Engineering at The University of Sheffield and holds a Masters degree from the Newcastle University (UK) in Chemical Engineering and Sustainable Development. He studied for PhD at Newcastle University investigating a potential solution for flare natural gas through liquification into liquid hydrocarbons or alcohols. His innovative research resulted in a breakthrough and worlds first plasma catalytic reactor for Gas to Liquids (GTL). The invention of a new GTL process was patented in 2011.
Dr. Wail is an exceptional communicator and inspirational public speaker. He coaches in areas such as: leadership, organizational efficiency, personal effectiveness, ethics and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in corporate environments.
Dr. Wail is an associate member of IChemE and Higher education Authority (UK).
Dr. Wail is active in conventional and social media where he hosts his own show in Oman National FM.
Dr. Wail is Chairman of the Board of Governance at The Modern College of Business & Science. He is also a member in the advisory committee in Ibra Technical College and Nizwa University.