His Excellency Sheikh Faisal Al Hashar, a highly respected personality had been found to serve as the new Austrian Honorary Consul in Oman.
A ceremony was held on Monday at Oman Sheraton under the auspicious of Mohammed bin Yousef al Zarafi, Undersecretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was attended by local government, business and Austrian communities, and other Honorary Consuls of the European Union.
In the opening speech, H.E. Gregor W. Koessler, Ambassador for Oman, Saudi Arabia and Yemen said that Austria highly welcomed the opportunity to open the first Austrian Honorary Consulate in Muscat.
Sheikh Faisal Al Hashar holds a B.Sc. degree in Marketing from North West Missouri State University, USA, has a career that spans over 35 years in both Public and Private Sectors. Besides his private business and investments, he holds a number of prominent Board positions; he is the Chairman of Rural Area Electricity Company SAOC, Deputy Chairman of Electricity Holdings Co (NAMA Group) and the Chairman of the Board of Taageer Finance Company SAOG.
At the ceremony, Sheikh Faisal, spoke about his honor to be appointed to this position and said “I value this position as a further milestone in the enhancement and strengthening of the relationship between Oman and Austria.”