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Phoenix Power draws its business strategy following our vision statement, as below

“To become a respected brand within the Oman’s power market by being the safest, most reliable, efficient, and environmentally conscious power provider, ensuring exceptional services and value to our offtaker, shareholders and other stakeholders.”

Paul Atkinson Chief Executive Officer PHOENIX POWER COMPANY SAOG

Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Chartered Mechanical Engineer for over 25 years. Demonstrable track record of success within the UK and International power and gas sectors, covering nuclear, renewable and predominantly CCGT power generation and downstream gas processing.

Mr. Atkinson joined Phoenix Power with a background of over 35 years’ experience within the power industry including 12 years spent with Rolls-Royce encompassing roles leading to Site Manager at one of the UK’s Submarine Nuclear refit facilities and Group Engineering Manager.  This was followed by a period of 17 years with Enron, GDFSuez (ENGIE) and International Power, where he held various Operational, Engineering and Project roles including group Engineering Manager, and Plant General Manager at the 2,000 MW Teesside Power Station.  Immediately prior to joining Phoenix Power, Mr. Atkinson held the position of Executive Managing Director at Emirates CMS Power Company, UAE, with responsibility for a Power and Water generation business in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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Koichi Matsumoto Chief Financial Officer PHOENIX POWER COMPANY SAOG

Mr. Matsumoto holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Kyoto University and MBA from Waseda Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law.

Mr. Matsumoto joined Phoenix Power Company in 2018 with over 10 years’ experience within the utility sector. He has been in charge of management accounting and commodity risk management as an assistant manager in Tokyo Gas Company Ltd. until 2015. He joined Marubeni in 2016 and managed consolidating financial figures of all Marubeni’s power assets in Middle east regions for closing, annual budget, quarterly forecast, and mid-to-long term projection. He was also responsible for a strategic cross border tax planning and led a direct communication with statutory auditor.

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Khalid Al Maawali Commercial Manager PHOENIX POWER COMPANY SAOG

Bachelor’s Degree in process operation and maintenance engineering from Caledonian Collage of Engineering.

Mr. Al Maawali has over 15 years’ experience in power sector, and he has in depth experience in combined cycle power plant. He worked 14 years in operation department as shift charge engineer in BARKA II power plant. He joined Phoenix Power Company in 2014 as a Commercial Manager. His responsibilities include monitoring the plant performance against approved short and long term business plan, reporting on variances against agreed performance parameters and targets, and ensuring that all statutory and regulatory obligations are met on assigned areas.

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Ronald Barnatt Plant General Manager PHOENIX OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE COMPANY LLC

Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Airline Transport Pilots Licence (Commercial Pilot). Demonstrable track record of success within the UK and International power sectors, covering oil, coal, and predominantly CCGT power generation.

Mr. Barnatt joined Phoenix Operations and Maintenance Company (POMCo) with over 30 years’ experience in Power Plant Operations and Engineering in the challenging and diverse environment of Generation and Construction processes, covering Oil, Coal and Gas Fired Power Plants, including Combined Cycle and CoGen. Having worked on construction and commissioning projects in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with international companies including: BP, International Power, IPRGDF Suez, TAQA and Marubeni. Prior to joining POMCo Mr. Barnatt was working as Regional Asset Manager for Marubeni (MPAM), based in Abu Dhabi, geographical area of responsibility covering projects in Saudi Arabia and Qatar

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Yaarub Al Naabi Commercial Manager Phoenix Power Company SAOG

Yaarub holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, USA.

Yaarub joined Phoenix Power Company in 2019 as a Commercial Manager, with over three years’ experience in the power sector. His responsibilities include monitoring the plant performance against the approved business plan, reporting on variances against the agreed performance parameters and targets, ensuring that all statutory and regulatory obligations are met, and optimizing the existing commercial agreements.

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Mark Baldwin Maintenance Manager Phoenix Operations and Maintenance Company LLC

Mr Baldwin has over 30 years’ experience in the Power Generation sector and a Diploma in Instrumentation and Electronics. He started his career in control systems and then subsequently worked across Asset support, Operations and Engineering and Maintenance functions.

He has extensive management experience with a successful track record of developing and leading teams to achieve positive results.

Working across numerous assets including Coal fired generation, GGCT’s, Gas supply networks and supporting Asset management functions both in the UK and internationally.

Before joining POMCo in January 2017 he was working for Uniper (formally E.ON) as Engineering and Maintenance Manager across three business units comprising of a Gas Network supplying internal and external customers and two CCGT Power Stations.

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Salim Abdullah Al Shamsi Technical Services Manager Phoenix Operations and Maintenance Company LLC

Salim holds a BEng Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Wales Swansea and Master of Business and Administration from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.  With a total experience of 15 years in the power generation and water desalination field in Oman, Salim held key positions as the Maintenance Manager at Sohar I IWPP Plant and as Operation Manager at Al Rusail IPP Plant. His key experience is in the in a safe, reliable and efficient operation of CCPP within the business contractual framework.”

 

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Abdulaziz Al Saadi HSSE Manager, Phoenix Power Phoenix Power Company SAOG

Degree in Fire Safety Engineering from University of Central  Lancashire, Certification in IOSH  managing Safety and NEBOSH (International General Certificate) Lead Auditor OHSAS 18001:2007.

Mr. Abdul Aziz joined Phoenix Power Company in 1st November, 2015 with a background of experience of more than 12 years  in Health and Safety in Oil & Gas and Power Plant sector. Mainly served in Port Sultan Qaboos, Vale Oman Pelletizing Company, POMCo (Phoenix Power Operation & Maintenance Company, LLC and OXY Oman.  Abdulaziz also served as an instructor in academic field in Fire Safety Engineering College.

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ISSA AL JULANDANI Operation Manager PHOENIX OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE COMPANY LLC

Al Julandani holds a specialisation in Process Operation and Maintenance Engineering from Caledonian Collage of Engineering and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from the University of Bedfordshire, UK with a target date for completion of January 2021.

Al Julandani has an experience of over 23 years including 18 in the power sector. He started with Al Rusail IPP in 2002 and then joined Barka II Power and Desalination Plant during the construction period as a shift charge engineer. He joined POMCo in December 2016 as a shift charge engineer and took over the position of Sur IPP Operation Manager in October 2019. His responsibilities include ensuring that the plant meets its availability, reliability, efficiency, generation and cost targets, safely and within strict environmental limits.

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