Managing Director, International Business Development for the Suhail Bahwan Group in Oman
The Suhail Bahwan Group is the largest business group in Oman and amongst the largest and most diversified business groups in the middle east. Vishal is also the business head for the Algeria fertilizer joint venture of the Bahwan Group, which is one of the largest greenfield natural gas based fertilizer projects with a total project cost of almost $ 3 billion. Prior to joining the Bahwan Group, Vishal has worked in diversified roles which spanned finance, manufacturing and marketing with large multinational companies like Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Unilever and GE. Immediately prior to his current role, Vishal has held key positions as the Managing Director for the automobile business comprising BMW and Nissan for the Bahwan Group and prior to that as Business Head for a division of Unilever. In his current role, he has had the opportunity to assess and develop diverse business opportunities across the globe. Vishal has been extensively involvedj in negotiating gas contracts, structuring and negotiating fiscal incentives packages with governments, forging joint venture alliances and arranging financing for multi- billion dollar investments for mega projects in the value - added hydrocarbons sector. He also extensive experience in structuring and management of complex construction contracts for mega projects with some of the largest global EPC companies. Vishal is a graduate in Economics with Honours and a certified Chartered Accountant from PricewaterhouseCoopers besides holding a diploma in applied computer software.