Deputy Executive Chairperson

Executive Biography of Aisha Al Kharusi

Aisha Al Kharusi

Deputy Executive Chairperson

Aisha Al Kharusi is the deputy executive chairperson of the Modern College of Businessand Science, overseeing transformation and innovation within the college. Established in 1996, Modern College of Business and Science is Oman’s oldest full-fledged private institution. With a proven track record of leadership and strategic vision, Aisha brings a wealth of experience to this pivotal role for driving progress and a commitment to excellence.

Prior to this role, Al-Kharusi served as Assistant General Manager of Government and Institutional Banking, Chief Marketing Officer in Oman’s leading Islamic Bank. From 2009 to 2012, Aisha was the executive manager of corporate communications and strategy, a key leadership team member, and a strategic, long-range business planner of Oman’s oldest commercial bank, NBO.

Earlier, she was the Deputy Regional Director of The Boeing Company, part of the team responsible for setting up the largest aerospace company, the Middle East Dubai Office, covering ten regional countries. Her responsibilities included international relations, university relations, and the Global Corporate Citizenship arm.

Al Kharusi began her career with USA Today in Washington, D.C., followed by a publishing firm in Oman and a short tenure at Sultan Qaboos University. In her nearly three decades of work experience, Aisha has held several other senior leadership positions at the corporate level and mid-level management. Aisha has completed several leadership courses and programs. In 2016, she was selected to join The National CEO program organized by the Diwan Royal Court and led by IMD Business School and the National University of Singapore.

Through rigorous assessment interviews, she was chosen amongst other C-suite-level executives in Oman’s private sector. She also completed a senior executive program at the London Business School – U.K.’s number 1 business school and Q.S. Global Full-Time MBA Top-4. She has served on several boards, including founding board members of inJAz Oman, AEISEC Oman, Oman Business Forum, Oman Chamber of Commerce – Businesswoman Forum, and Capital Market Authority.

She has a bachelor’s degree from American University, Washington DC, and a master’s degree in communication design from the University of Arts London, Central Saint Martins – Q.S. World ranked number 2 for Arts and Design. She has received several awards, including the “Woman of the Year 2012” from the Al Mar’a Excellence Award. Aisha was listed among the “Most Powerful Women in Corporate Oman” by the Oman Economic Review.

She is passionate about developing and nurturing talented teammates and creating a working environment where everyone can thrive. She has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Washington, D.C., Cologne, Germany, Dubai, UAE, and most of the Middle East. Apart from her professional life, Aisha enjoys philanthropic roles and sits on the board of Bwejuu Charity School in Zanzibar, East Africa. A school for underprivileged children with over 600 students. In Oman, she sat on the Board of Children First and was a member of the Association of Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs.

Deputy Executive Chairperson (DEC) speaking engagements

The Deputy Executive Chairperson regularly makes public addresses at internal and external events.

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