Mohammed Al Barwani

About Mohammed Al Barwani

Birth Year: 1951
Birth Place: Oman
Residence: Muscat, Oman
Alma mater: Miami University Heriot-Watt University
Known for: founder, owner and chairman, MB Holding owner, Oceanco
Spouse(s): Sharifa al Harthy
Children: 5

Mohammed Al Barwani

Mohammed Al Barwani was born on 1951 in Oman. Omani national Mohammed Al Barwani founded energy conglomerate MB Holding in 1982. From its start providing oil field services, it expanded to exploration and production of oil and gas. This remains the most valuable part of its business (the company also provides engineering services and mines for minerals). Barwani's five children are all active in MB Holding, which had 2013 revenues of $1.2 billion. He also runs Musstir, a real estate developer with stakes in several hotels in Oman. Al Barwani owns Dutch luxury yacht manufacturer Oceanco, which builds custom yachts up to 300 feet long; it recently acquired a Turkish shipyard to build smaller boats.
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1981

Mohammed Al Barwani was born in Oman. He has a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Miami University, Ohio, US, and a master's degree in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and received an honorary PhD from the same university, yet styles himself as "Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani". According to Bloomberg, Barwani has a "Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981".

1982

Al Barwani founded MB Holding in 1982 to provide oilfield services. MB expanded into oil and gas exploration and production, and then engineering services and mining.

2010

Al Barwani received an honorary doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2010.

2016

As of May 2016, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$1.01 billion.

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