Renaissance appoints Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer

March 12, 2023

Renaissance Services has appointed Faris Abdullah Al-Kharusi as Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer, a role that will be a key enabler of Renaissance 2.0.

Faris who joined the management team in February 2023 will drive Renaissance’s vision of being a future-ready organisation embracing cutting-edge innovation to deliver its core operations while expanding its domain into emerging business opportunities.

Faris comes on board with over 15 years of production-to-retail experience in Europe and the Middle East in developing and delivering complex technology projects. A certified business analyst, Faris has worked with leading organisations such as Shell International in the UK and Petroleum Development Oman. He has also been embedded in policy and transformation initiatives for Oman Vision 2040.

A recipient of the UK FCO Chevening and MoHERI scholarships, Faris holds Master’s degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics in Business and Management.

“I aim to drive Renaissance 2.0 goals by enhancing services through operational excellence initiatives, building a new set of capabilities that fit the organisation’s growth agenda and seeking partnership and development opportunities in emerging market spaces,” said Faris on plans for Renaissance.

Welcoming him to the team, Stephen R Thomas, CEO, said, “Our path to exponential growth under Renaissance 2.0 will unfold many exciting opportunities in digitalisation and innovation. Faris will be enabling the company to optimise these and deliver smarter solutions, further driving excellence for the company and for its clients.”