Food and Hospitality Oman

13th International Exhibition of Food & Beverage, Food Processing Technology, Kitchen & Catering Equipment, Packaging Systems, HORECA Furniture and Related Services

15-17 October 2018 | Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre

Exhibition Hours: 10:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.

Speakers profile


Abdul Rashid

Chief Executive Officer
Pulseberry Health Consultants Group
Abdul Rashid has been in the GCC region for over 25 years focusing on and supporting food safety, and health & safety initiatives. He has worked for Local Government, Municipal authorities and more recently within commercial sector for the last 15 years. He has extensive experience in working with stakeholders across education, public and private sectors. He began his career in the UK working for a number of local government bodies, specialising in food safety, public and occupational health & safety.

He has presented papers covering the fields of HACCP, Public Health and Food Safety Culture, at a number of international conferences and seminars around the world. He is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Pulseberry Health Consulting. His previous positions include Director and General Manager, Middle East – Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) , Regional Director, Johnson Diversey Middle East and Head of Food Safety, Dubai Municipality

Arsalan Saeed Zai

Food / Bakery Quality Control Manager
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) Distribution
Mr. Arsalan Zai is a seasoned professional having experience in Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Skilled in managing, training, auditing and implementing Food Safety and Quality Management Systems. Having superb experience of working with multinational organizations of diversified nature, like, food manufacturing, hospitality, catering and trading. Approved trainer for all levels of Food Safety and HACCP.

Mr Zai is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration (MARKETING),KASBIT, Karachi, Pakistan. He obtained Masters of Science (MICROBIOLOGY) from University of Karachi, Pakistan in 2006 and obtained Bachelors of Science (MICROBIOLOGY) University of Pakistan in 2003


Athula Galagoda

Food Safety Officer
Renaissance Services SAOG
Athula Galagoda is the Corporate Food Safety Officer of Renaissance Services based in Oman, with responsibility for managing and auditing Food Safety Management System / HACCP System within the entire group operations and delivering Food Safety Training Qualifications.

He joined Renaissance Services, Oman in 2006 as Hygiene Officer and took the role as Food Safety Officer in 2010 and has overall 14 years of working experience Food and Hospitality Industry.

Prior to joining Renaissance, Athula worked as a Quality Assurance Officer at Sigma Overseas Company (Bottled Drinking Water Manufacture), Sri Lanka. He received BSc. in Microbiology from Bangalore University, India and M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. In addition, he is Registered Trainer/Tutor with HABC (Highfields) UK and CIEH UK. He has successfully completed the level 4 food Safety and level 4 HACCP training programmes and Lead Auditor training in FSSC ISO 22000 and ISO 9001 series standards.

Athula is also a member of Oman Food Safety Conference Advisory Board.

Mohammed Juma AlAreimi

Senior Health Inspector
Muscat Municipality
A commercial kitchen in restaurant and hotels has many problems especially in summer when the temperature is high. This high temperature will affect the food safety in the restaurant ,so it is very important to design an optimum ventilation design because it will reduce the worker turnover and lost of production which affect the company and the consumers

In this work, the CFD (computer fluid dynamics) modeling will be implemented in Commercial kitchen in Oman in order to reach an optimum design of the ventilation system by studying the flow pattern which will show the performance effect of design on efficiency of the system..The work will be carried in 3 mode and cases: case 1 with standard chimney size and AC on wall size, case 2 :different size chimney and Ac on side wall and case 3 location of AC in the middle of the kitchen. The results show that putting AC on middle of the kitchen improves the ventilation efficiency in the kitchen and it reduces the hot gases and save the cooling system in kitchen.

Razeen S Hameed

Food Safety Consultant
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
Razeen Hameed has over 22 years of experience in the catering industry and Food Manufacturing and has extensive working experience as Food Microbiologist, Hygiene Manager cum Food Safety Trainer. Mr.Razeen is currently employed as Food Safety Superintendent Cum F.S. Trainer at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital catering Unit.

He is a registered & certified food safety trainer for catering & manufacturing with Highfield, Awarding body for compliance, UK and a registered & certified trainer for advanced food safety in catering and in food manufacturing industry from CIEH, UK. Razeen Hameed completed his Masters degree in Food science & Technology. Mr. Razeen has also completed and passed FOOD SAFETY LEVEL 4 & HACCP LEVEL 4 conducted by RSPH, “Royal Society for Public Health

Richard Sprenger

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)
Richard is the co-founder and chairman of Highfield, a Global leader in the provision of international qualifications, training materials and e-learning. Highfield have offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi specialise in providing local and customised solutions. Richard is one of the world’s leading experts in food safety. Formerly the Director of Environmental Services in one of the largest UK cities (Doncaster MBC) where he gained a reputation for innovation and delivering cost-effective services that raised standards to protect the public.

He frequently speaks at international conferences and has written several of the most popular UK food safety books, including Hygiene for Management, Supervising Food Safety and the Food Safety Handbook.

Richard has worked with many large organisations and Governments to develop food safety management systems and training programmes, including the Food Standards Agency and Dubai Municipality Food Control Department (The Person in Charge (PIC) Programme).

Rob Kooijmans

Food Safety Experts
Rob Kooijmans is a very experienced (interim) manager with a vast track record in quality management in the international food and feed industries, complemented with pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing. Rob is co-founder and co-owner of, a Dutch consulting firm providing support in food recall situations and advice to prevent recalls in the first place. Next to this he is also co-founder of Food Safety Experts, an on-line business which aims to support quality managers across the globe to be impactful in terms of quality and food safety performance.

Rob has worked for a wide range of companies, including Unilever, DSM, FarmFrites and TNO. He has held positions from (interim) QA manager as site level to VP QA for multinational companies. His professional experiences also include a background in strategic change management and innovation management; extensive international work experience (over 52 countries). Rob has an academic background in Applied Physics and Econometrics, next to this a solid education in food safety, process technology and supply chain management.

The key strengths of Rob are his strategic thinking capabilities and the ability to switch seamlessly between (process) details and management level. In total 20 years of staff and line management experience at corporate level and civic organizations.


Shabib Said Al-Kalbani

National Coordinator of Hospital Dietetics
Ministry of Health, Oman
Shabib Said Al-Kalbani is currently working as the National Coordinator of Hospital Dietetics and Catering Section of Government operated Regional and Wilayat hospitals, under the Ministry of Health, Oman.

He obtained MSc Clinical Nutrition from University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom in 2013 and BSc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman in 2006


Sheikha Shinoon Al Siaby

Sweets of Oman Company
Sheikha Shinoon Al Siaby, Bachelor degree in Food Science from Sultan Qaboos University, working as Microbiologist at sweets of Oman company.

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