H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi is the minister of Oil and Gas in the Sultanate of Oman, a post he has held since December 1997. Before he was appointed as the Minister of Oil and Gas, H.E. Al Rumhi worked as a Petroleum Engineer at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) between 1980 and 1987. Later, he joined College of Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University and occupied a number of academic positions between 1990 and 1997. H.E. Al Rumhi is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PDO, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and Oman LNG. H.E. Al Rumhi holds a Ph.D from Imperial College, London, an M.S from Tulsa University, Oklahoma, USA and a B.Sc.from Imperial College, London, U.K.