EXECUTIVE TEAM

Executive Board

Johan van Kerrebroeck

Mr. Johan Van KERREBROECK joined GDF Suez Group in 1989 and developed over this period experience in energy business in Belgium as technical manager for utility distribution (1989-1996) and head of study department (1996-2001) in various regions in Flanders/Belgium. He was also board member of (IMEWO). He joined Tractebel EGI in 2002 as VP Transport and Distribution, focusing on Mexico, Peru and Turkey. In 2004 he continued as senior Vice President Transport and Distribution in the MENA region for GDF SUEZ and Deputy CEO of PTT NGD and Amata NGD in Thailand. He was board member in Hanjin City Gas (Korea), PTT NGD and Amata NGD. From August 2010 he became CEO of SMN Barka, SMN Jafza and RPC.

He will now be assuming the position of EVP Asset Manager for Qatar, Oman and KSA.

Johan Van Kerrebroeck holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Electricity. Business Education- Vlerick Management School, Belgium and CEDEP/ INSEAD, France

Graeme York

Graeme York is the Director of Operations and Engineering for the worldwide operations of International Power. In this role Graeme is responsible for maintaining standards, and driving continuous improvement in the company’s operating power stations throughout the world.

Graeme has over 28 years experience in the energy industry in both a utility and with Independent Power Producers. Graeme’s experience covers engineering, maintenance, business development and asset management in Australia, Europe and North America. In Australia Graeme has been active in energy industry bodies and an industry representative on the Boards or Committees of energy market operators.

Graeme’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Engineering Maintenance Management, a Graduate Diploma of Management and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jaideep Sandhu

Jaideep is Senior Vice President, Head of Technical and Operations & Maintenance Development in the International Power – GDF SUEZ, Middle East Turkey & Africa (META) team based in Dubai.

His responsibilities include the provision of technical and O&M support to Business Development in the META region. He has over twenty three years of experience in Greenfield development, acquisition, Operations & Maintenance, Rehabilitation, Renovation and Commissioning/re-commissioning of power stations and seawater desalination plants.

Rahul Kar

Rahul Kar holds a degree in Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant and has over 25 years of work experience. He is currently working as a Financial Advisor in Suhail Bahwan Group Holding LL in Muscat, Oman. He is also a Director and Audit committee member in Oman Ceramics SAOG, Director and Audit committee member in National Pharmaceutical Industries SAOG and Director and Executive committee member in Oman United Insurance Company SAOG.

Raju

Mr.Sundararju has more than 41 years extensive experience in large Power and Desalination plants in India, Middle East and Africa. At present he is working in Algeria as Chief Executive Officer in Sogex- Oman Co.LLC, O&M Operations. He has substantially handled O&M projects in Sogex Oman Co. LLC at Ghubrah, Manah and Fujairah from Construction to Commissioning and Commercial Operations. He has also worked as Vice President in ENRON International Company. Prior to that he has worked as O&M Manager for all Power &Desalination Plants in Libya.

Head Office

Mike Maudsley - General Manager

Mike Maudsley is the General Manager for STOMO responsible for the seven businesses including six operating assets and a fleet maintenance team group servicing gas turbines in Oman and Bahrain.

Mike has joined STOMO from the UK where he was Station Manager for Deeside and Shotton CCGT power stations. Prior to this, Mike has spent 20 years in a variety of Power Industry roles covering Engineering Development, Construction and Commissioning of CCGT and CHP plants, Energy Trading and Operations of Coal, Gas and Pumped Storage Power Stations.

He graduated from Aston University in the UK with a Bachelor’s degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and also gained an MBA from Aston Business School. Mike is a Chartered Engineer and is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering.

Ravi Chandran – Chief Financial Officer

Ravichandran started his career in 1990 and has 21 years of experience of which 11 years in Sultanate of Oman. He has rich experience in Finance, Administration and Human Resources. He joined STOMO in May 2009.

Before joining STOMO he was holding the position of Finance and Administration Manager of Sohar Operation and Maintenance Company LLC a joint venture of GDF SUEZ Group and Sogex Oman LLC. Prior to that, he worked in Sogex Oman LLC in Oman and a Private Limited Manufacturing Company in India. He is the holder of a Bachelor Degree in Commerce.

Mr. Geetesh Tamse - Advisor

Geetesh Tamse is the Human Resource Advisor for  STOMO. Geetesh started his career in 1990 and has 20 years experience in Finance, Accounts, human resources and Audit. Having handled a Public Limited Company in Oman, he joined STOMO in February 2007. He is a Commerce graduate with an additional degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Juma Al Balushi – Human Resources Manager

Juma Al Balushi started his career in June 1989 with Sogex Oman LLC as a local gas turbine operator at Al Rusail Power Plant. From June 1997, he was promoted to main control room operator managing system load, frequency and voltage control in coordination with the MEW control center and other connected power stations. In February 1998, he joined the Oman National Electric Company SAOG in the Operations Department in the position of Assistant Shift Charge Engineer. In February 2007, Juma joint STOMO and based on his past experience he was promoted to the position of Shift Charge Engineer. Based on his outstanding relational skills and great team work he became the HR Manager of STOMO in April 2008.

Ian Agnew – Health Safety and Environmental Manager

Health Safety and Environmental Manager – Ian has over 22 years' experience in HSE in the Nuclear, Oil and Gas and Construction Industries.

Shageen Prabhakaran – IT Manager

Shageen has over 15 years of high level experience in Information and Communication management systems and he is specialized in technical design and planning of ICT infrastructures with Microsoft and various Networking products.

Shageen started his career as an Engineer for the Channel Partners which is one of the largest hardware providers in India. Following this experience he progressed as a Senior Network and Server Engineer for a large IT provider in Muscat Oman before joining STOMO. Shageen currently leads the IT Department in STOMO and is an active participant in the IPR-GDFSuez IT Networking Group. He holds a degree in Science and has achieved various professional certifications in IT including Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Ver. 3 foundation.

Naveen Jha – Technical Support Manager

Naveen is a graduate electrical engineer having over 20 years of direct experience in Installation, Commissioning and Operation of Combined Cycle Power and Desalination plants in India and Oman. He has been recently promoted from the position of Operations manager at Sohar Power Plant to the position of Production Support Manager at the Barka II Head Office so as to take the advantage of his vast experience in supporting the O&M of all the four Power Plants in the Sultanate.

Prabhakar Rao Parupudi - Procurement & Stores Manager

Prabhakar Rao Parupudi is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Materials Management with over 27 years of experience in Steel, Power, Electrical Transmission, Distribution and Supply industries heading the Tendering, Procurement, Contracting & Stores Departments. Prior to joining STOMO, he had worked with Dhofar Power Company, Salalah, Oman, Rolls-Royce industrial Power India Limited, Kakinada, AP, India and Sponge Iron India Limited, Paloncha, AP, India. In the current capacity as a Procurement & Stores Manager – Prabhakar is responsible for Centralized Procurement activities for all the generation facilities of STOMO.

Site Managers & Section Heads

Barka II Power and Desalination Plant

Abdullah Al Rawahi – Site Manager

Abdullah Mohammed Salim Al Rawahi has been promoted from Operations Manager of Barka II Power and Desalination Plant to Site Manager.

Abdullah started his career at Rusail Power Plant as a Shift Charge Engineer in 1994, when it was operated and maintained by SOGEX. By 2001 he had worked his way up to Operations Manager and Deputy Plant Manager of Rusail PP and in October 2007 he became Operations Manager of Barka II.

Abdullah graduated in B.Sc Mechanical Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman and then followed it with a Masters in Industrial Engineering. Further training includes ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001 Internal Auditor and Managing Safely approved by IOSH.

Anupam Kunwar – Maintenance Manager

Anupam is a graduate electrical engineer with 18 years of experience in maintenance of steam and gas turbines including over 10 years experience in maintenance of power plants in India. He has worked for one of the largest combined cycle utilities in India where he was involved in design review, commissioning and maintenance of the utility. He continued his career at Al Rusail Power Plant, the largest open cycle plant in Oman, in various capacities. His contributions at Al Rusail include commissioning of a new metering system and other upgrades to the power plant.

His core competence is effective Preventive and Predictive Maintenance as well as handling breakdown maintenance to enhance equipment reliability and up time. He has extensive experience in carrying out Technical Audits, Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis of the equipments and systems as well exposure to handling Materials Management functions and effective management of spare parts and consumables. He is presently working as Maintenance Manager at the Barka II Power and Desalination Plant.

Mohammed Al Rawahi – Operations Manager

Mohammed Ali Salim Ali Al Rawahi studied Mechatronic Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University followed by completing an MBA at the University of Bedfordshire in The U.K. His work experience includes working at Al Kamil Power Plant from January to March 2008 as an Operations Engineer, a Shift Charge Engineer at Ghubrah Power and Desalination Plant from March 2008 to December 2010, a Control Room Engineer at ACWA Power from December 2010 to April 2013 and then Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) as a Power Generation Engineer from April 2013 to March 2015. In March 2015 Mohammed joined STOMO as an Operations Manager for the Barka II Power and desalination Plant.

Barka III Power Plant

Tomaz Guadagnin – Acting Plant Site Manager

Tomaz is an Electrical Power System Engineer graduated at the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil. He started in the GDF Suez group in 2005 in the position of Operation Engineer in hydro plants of Tractebel Energia in the South of Brazil. He joined the GDF Suez International in 2008 when he had the opportunity to work in the construction and commissioning of the Barka II Power and Desalination Plant in Oman as a Plant Operation and Maintenance Engineer. In STOMO, Tomaz executed a key role on the SAP implementation and setting up the initial business process of the Company. Following to that, Tomaz joined Glow, in Thailand, for the construction and commissioning of the Glow Phase 5 project. In Glow he has performed his activities in the position of Operation and Maintenance Advisor coordinating the participation of the Operation team in the plant commissioning works. Additionally, he was involved in all aspects of the operation of the plant working very close to the Owner’s Engineer and to the EPC Contractor. After leaving Brazil, Tomaz has been focusing his career on the operation of Combined Cycle facilities across different companies of the GDF Suez Group. Tomaz returned to STOMO in July 2011 in the position of Operations Manager of the Barka 3 Project.

Kanchan Shere – Maintenance Manager

Kanchan Shere is the Maintenance Manager of Barka III plant. Kanchan joined STOMO in June 2011 during erection & commissioning activities of Barka III. Prior to joining STOMO, Kanchan was working with a IWPP, Q Power in Qatar for six years heading the Control & Instrumentation department with an additional responsibility of stand-in Engineering & Maintenance Manager. He was working for Siemens Germany before joining Q Power and was holding key positions at various phases of multinational projects. He has been involved in commissioning of Mirfa, Jebel Ali and Shuweihat Power and Desalination projects.

His career acumens with a diversified multinational industrial experience of 16 years. His contribution towards proactive, cost saving approach and completing the tasks efficiently while working from EPC contractor side and then from Owner side plays a vital role as Maintenance Manager for STOMO. His master’s degree of “MBA in Engineering Business Manager” from Manchester University, UK has ascertained him with strong technical, soft and financial skills to accomplish his role. He has made significant contribution towards AGC conceptualization and reconfiguration of Fuel Demand Model and Maximo implementation at Q Power, Blending Plant at Jebel Ali K1 and versatile projects. He also heads the I&C networking group for GDF SUEZ Middle East and North African region.

Sohar I Power and Desalination Plant

Mike Mosley – Site Manager S1/S2

Mike Mosley joined STOMO in March of 2008 as the Operations Manager at Al Rusail Power Plant. In November of 2008, Mike assumed the position of Site Manager at Sohar I Power Plant which is a combined Power and Water production facility. In January 2011 Mike also asumed responsibilities for the Sohar II power project. Prior to working with STOMO Mike gained extensive experience in commissioning and operation at start ups throughout South East Asia and is has extensive experience in the power generation area for the USA military. Mike has also and worked at various power generation projects such as coal fired, gas fired and geothermal in South East Asia. In his role he is striving to maximize plant efficiencies and maintain high reliability standards utilizing the synergies within the STOMO group.

Saud – Operations Manager

Saud is a graduated from Caledonian College of Engineering with BSc in Electrical Power Engineering. He started his career on Oil and Gas Company as senior electrician. Then he went to work on steel company as Electrical and Operations Engineer. After that he promoted to work as acting factory manager as well as Electrical and Operations Engineer.

In 2009 Saud joined to STOMO to work in Sohar Power and Desalination Plant as Shift Charge Engineer and in 2013 he worked as Day Shift Charge Engineer. In 2014 he promoted to work as Operations Manager at the same plant. In this role he is responsible for leading his people to operate the plant with 3 gas turbines type Siemens V94.2, 3 heat recovery steam generator, one steam turbine type ALSTOM and 4 multi-stage flash units in the most efficient manner.

Also during his career in STOMO he went to work in Sembcorp Salalah Power and Water Plant as Day Shift Charge Engineer. His role was managing, advising and supporting shift charge engineer for proper operate 5 gas turbine type GE6FA+e, 5 heat recovery steam generator, 2 steam turbine type ALSTOM, two reverse osmosis plant. Also he attended plant commissioning partially and he got his training on Hungary at GE Industry. Saud returned to STOMO in July 2011 as Shift Charge Engineer with high knowledge about CCGT and Water Plants both type Desalination and RO Plants.

Rajesh Srinivasan – Technical Manager

Rajesh Srinivasan is a graduate mechanical engineer with over 21 years of power and desalination plant operation and maintenance experience. He has a versatile experience by starting his career in a thermal power plant of the leading aluminum sector in India and subsequently moved on to a combined cycle power plant with latest technology gas turbines and steamers. His maintenance management exposure also includes experience at a Reverse Osmosis plant which was the biggest in the world (at 2003) along with a combined cycle power and desalination plant at Fujairah, UAE. His experience includes the various plant commissioning and maintenance upkeep of equipments along with engineering review and technical innovative modifications enhancing the plant’s performance for continuous improvement. He is at present responsible for the maintenance department at the Sohar Power and Desalination plant.

Salim Abdullah Sulaiyam Al Shamsi – Maintenance Manager

Salim graduated from the University of Wales Swansea, Wales, England in 2002 in Mechanical Engineering. The same year, he joined Al Rusail Power Plant as a trainee Shift Charge Engineer. From 2004 to 2007, he has been working as a Shift Charge Engineer at the Rusail plant. In 2007, he was selected (along with other members of the Rusail Power Plant) by the management to move to the Barka II plant while it was still under construction in order to prepare for the future plant handover. In 2009, the Barka II Plant was successfully handed over and he was assigned the position of Day Shift Engineer, responsible for e.g. SAP familiarization, invoice preparation, Wonderware configuration and other topics relating to the safe and efficient operations of the new plant. In May 2010, he was promoted to the position of Operations Manager of Al Rusail Power Plant. Salim is holding a MBA from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He strives to integrate his past experience with his latest study to maximize the efficiency of STOMO’s operating systems.

Sohar II Power Plant

Frederik Baerts – Acting Plant Site Manager

Frederik Baerts has a master’s degree in electro-mechanical engineering. He started his career in 2004 in Tractebel Engineering’s nuclear department performing engineering studies mainly for a nuclear plant located in Doel, Belgium. Four years later, in 2008, he joined GDF SUEZ Energy International and has been working since on the refurbishment of a plant with pulverized coal units (Calaca, Philippines); in projects, operation and maintenance of a plant with a combined cycle unit with an Alstom GT26, pulverized coal units, fuel oil fired units and open cycle gas turbines (Tocopilla, Chile); in commissioning of a plant with two circulating fluidized bed units (Mejillones, Chile). His experience includes general power plant engineering, daily operation and maintenance of coal and gas fired power plants and acceptance tests.

Ganesh Gandhi – Maintenance Manager

Ganesh Gandhi is a graduate Electrical Engineer with over 16 years experience in Maintenance and commissioning field. He started his career with Sterlite Copper Industries and subsequently moved onto the combined cycle power plant in India. He was involved with commissioning of Sohar-1 power and desalination plant and Barka-2 power and desalination plant. His maintenance experience includes maintenance of Alstom, Siemens, Ansaldo Gas and steam turbines. He joined Stomo on October 2009 as Electrical Engineer of Barka-2 Power and Desalination plant. He has been promoted to Maintenance Manager of Sohar-2 Power plant in June 2011.

Yahya Nasser Al Zakwani - Operations Manager

Yahya Nasser Al Zakwani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University. From 2005 to 2007 he worked at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as an Industrial Planning Engineer. Yahya joined STOMO in 2007 as a Shift Charge Engineer then in 2010 became the day Operations Engineer as well as an assistant to the Operation Manager at Barka II Power and Desalination plant. In 2013 he moved to Sur IPP 2000 MW combined cycle power plant as a Technical Services Manager until Yahya rejoined STOMO as a Training Manager in 2014. On the 1st May 2015, Yahya become the Operations Manager of Sohar II Power Plant.

Al Rusail Power Plant

Srinivas Vadlamani – Site Manager

Srinivas Vadlamani is the Site Manager for Rusayl Power Station. Before this move, he was Plant General Manager at Al Kamil Power Station, Oman within the group. He had started his career as Field Engineer in Nuclear Power Station and worked through as Control Engineer, Plant Shift Manager and Production Controller .His experience is spread over twenty two years in Commissioning, Operations & Maintenance of large combined cycle and Nuclear power station . Srinivas holds Electrical & Electronics degree and PG Diploma in Business Management.

Sunil Kumar – Maintenance Manager

Sunil Kumar is an Electronics engineer. He has rich experience of over 14 years of Power Plant commissioning and maintenance. He worked in coal based power plants, combined cycle power plants and desalination plants in India and the Sultanate of Oman. He started his career in India as an Engineering Executive Trainee in 1995. Sunil joined STOMO in May 2009.

Yousuf Al Waili – Operations Manager

Yousuf Said Abdullah Al Waili received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Sultan Qaboos University. Yousuf worked at Al Kamil in Oman, which is a 285 MW power plant for nine years, starting in September 2005 as an Operation Engineer Trainee. In September 2006, he became an Operations Engineer followed by a Shift Charge Engineer in January 2009. On the 1st March 2015, Yousuf started working for STOMO as Operations Manager at Rusail Power Plant.

Manah Power Plant

Asokan Ramalingam – Site Manager Manah

Asokan Ramalingam is the Site Manager of STOMO’s Manah Power Plant. Prior to his promotion, Asokan was working in the position of Maintenance Manager at Manah Power Plant, Oman. Asokan recently assumed full management responsibilities at Manah and will build on his success as Maintenance Manager.Asokan is a graduate mechanical engineer with over 19 years experience in maintenance of steam and gas turbines which included over 10 years in erection and commissioning of steam turbines in India. Asokan continued his career at Manah with various positions leading up to his current role.

Saif Al Sinawi

Saif Al Sinawi, a Mechanical Engineering college graduate of Sultan Qaboos University joined SOGEX OMAN Company LLC in 2004 as an on the job Shift Charge Engineer trainee for a two years program. By the end of 2005 he began his role as a Shift Charge Engineer. In May 2009, he transferred to STOMO, OMAN after the merge with SOGEX. In February 2011, Saif was selected to be a Shift Lead Engineer at Manah Power Plant in the operation department. Since September 2014 Saif has been the Operations Manager for Manah Power Plant.

Fleet Maintenance

Daniel Peteanu – Fleet Maintenance Manager

Daniel Peteanu – Fleet Maintenance Manager Daniel Peteanu joined STOMO in November 2008 as the O&M Manager of Al Rusail Power Plant. In April 2009, he was appointed as STOMO’s Maintenance Centre Manager in charge of executing large scale outages at STOMO facilities as well as in Bahrain. In his position he is overseeing and coordinating STOMO’s maintenance activities for increased efficiency, reliability and cost effectiveness. Daniel has more than ten years experience in the Gulf as a consultant and then as maintenance lead in a major GDFSuez Power and Desalination plant. Daniel has over 26 years experience in the power generation sector. Daniel has a Master of Engineering Degree in the field of Energetics from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest.

Lieven Van Zele – Senior Mechanical Expert

Lieven Van Zele – Senior Mechanical Expert Lieven started in the Nuclear power plant Doel (Belgium) working for Electrabel (GDF Suez) in 1983, he was a critical part of the erection and maintenance team. In this role Lieven was responsible for the mechanical team in charge of all rotating equipment at two Nuclear power plants. Lieven transferred to the Maintenance Competence Center Electrabel (Belgium) in 1996 managing steam turbines and gas turbines. In 2007 Lieven transferred to the Middle East as a Project leader/expert in STOMO playing a vital role in the managemeent and maintenance of the Siemens SGT 3000 fleet of gas turbines. Lieven is a Graduate mechanical engineering and also holds a Post graduate Masters in maintenance management.