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Raja Bou Fakher Aldeen Country Chief Executive, Oman Bureau Veritas Middle East LLC – Oman

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Raja Bou Fakher Aldeen

Country Chief Executive, Oman, Bureau Veritas Middle East LLC – Oman


Raja Bou Fakher Aldeen is an engineer with more than 20 years of experience working in various fields of HSE consultancy related to oil and gas, infrastructure, and development projects. He has been working with Bureau Veritas since 2009 in various HSE, technical, and managerial roles, most recently as Country Chief Executive for Oman, in addition to being the Middle East region technical center manager since 2014. Aldeen holds a master’s degree in environmental and water resources engineering from the American University of Beirut and an executive MBA from INSEAD.

“We have been present in Oman since the early 1990s, with our main office located in Muscat and operations at more than 10 locations and a laboratory across the country.”
Bureau Veritas employs its strong local presence and solid brand reputation to deliver value-added services to its clients, making it the partner of choice.
What is Bureau Veritas’ company profile, and what type of practices and industries are you focused on in Oman?

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection, and certification services. We help our clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure, and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health, and safety, environmental protection, and social responsibility. We have been present in Oman since the early 1990s, with our main office located in Muscat and operations at more than 10 locations and a laboratory across the country. We have more than 350 trust makers delivering a diverse portfolio of industry-leading testing, inspection and certification services for clients spanning across various sectors namely energy, oil and gas, chemicals, building and infrastructure, commodities, and marine, among others.

How has Bureau Veritas been adding value to the local market?

Bureau Veritas group have almost 200 years of accumulated experience across the globe and addressing various sectors including oil and gas, clean energy, international trade, manufacturing, tourism, digitalization, metals and minerals, and marine, among others. Our local clients in Oman always have access to such international expertise; and this is how we add value by supporting them in meeting the challenges of safety, environment, social responsibility and product or service quality all along their value chains. Moreover, our global geographic footprint and positioning within international markets, industries, and clients put us at the forefront of developing cutting-edge solutions to prevailing industry challenges. Our added value to the local market is also realized through our clear commitment to ICV creation initiatives that include investments in and know-how transfer to local Omani talents. We are extremely optimistic about the dynamics of the Omani economy in the near future and beyond.

What makes Bureau Veritas the partner of choice for industry players?

At Bureau Veritas, our work enables organizations to operate and innovate safely and perform better. Thanks to our unrivalled global expertise, technical knowledge, and worldwide presence, we support our clients by managing quality, safety and sustainability risks, to the benefit of society as a whole. We bring more to the table than testing, inspection, and certification. The work we do goes beyond verifying compliance and has a much wider impact. For almost 200 years, we have acted as trust-makers between companies, governments and society, independent, impartial guarantor of our clients’ word. We play a pivotal role in building and protecting companies’ reputations, supporting them as they forge the foundations of trust that is built to last. We also support our clients to be more efficient, more methodical, and more trustworthy in their journey towards more sustainable business and a more sustainable world.

Bureau Veritas has a green line of services and solutions dedicated to sustainability. How is this concept embedded into your strategy?

Bureau Veritas is a “Business to Business to Society” services company. Our mission is to shape trust between businesses, public authorities, and consumers. With our expertise, we serve our clients to meet the challenges of safety, the environment, social responsibility and product or service quality all along the chain. We support our clients in their selection of resources and during production. We offer expertise at every point in the supply chain, from raw materials sourcing to product use. Moreover, we are playing a vital support role in all global development trends that are shaping the future of our globe, namely new mobility and the energy transition. Bureau Veritas strives to accompany all clients in delivering their sustainability strategy and meet the expectations of their employees and stakeholders. Through our green line of services and solutions, we empower organizations—both private and public—to implement, measure, and achieve their sustainability objectives. With our contribution, our clients can measurably demonstrate the impact of their ESG actions by making them traceable, visible, and reliable.



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