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Omar Naser Al BastekiMr. Albastaki has had a successful career in the company, starting as a trainee in the Finance Department and working progressively through the ranks to achieve his current two positions as GPIC’s Chief Internal Auditor and Secretary to the Board. He has also committed himself to extensive training and development throughout his working life in order to achieve these advancements, beginning with his initial training in Accounting, for which he obtained a BSc from the University of Bahrain, and consistently adding to his foundation of knowledge with multitudinal training courses to further develop his skills and expertise. Through this commitment to continuous professional development, he has obtained the Masters of Science in Finance Degree “With Distinction”, Depaul University, Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Albastaki is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and he completed the University of Virginia, Darden School of Economics Executive Management Programme Diploma.

He is also a member of various important bodies, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Mr. Albastaki has undergone extensive training and development programme that included attending courses and workshops in Bahrain and overseas. The program also included intensive training at shareholding companies, mainly Saudi Basic Industries Company (SABIC) in Saudi Arabia and Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) in Kuwait.

After starting at GPIC, he has progressed his career steadily, beginning as a trainee in the Finance Department, before swiftly moving to officer and supervisory levels. After this, Mr. Albastaki moved to coordinate the Internal Audit Section activities before being appointed as Chief Internal Auditor reporting directly to the Board Audit, Finance and Risk Committee. After 14 years of experience, Mr. Albastaki was appointed as the Secretary to the Board in February 2018.

Email: SB@gpic.net