As the People and Change Director in Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO), Ibtisam is responsible for all activities and policies related to people (attracting, developing and retaining talent). As the Change Director, she is responsible for deploying LEAN as a framework for change across the company. In her previous role as Director of Corporate Planning and Change Ibtisam was responsible for setting the company’s 5 year business plan and its long term strategy and was also responsible for the analysis of business performance to drive improvements. Prior to her role in Corporate Planning, Ibtisam was PDO’s Information Management and Technology (IM&T) manager providing integrated solutions from infrastructure through to data and document management. During her tenure, SAP was embedded as a way of working across the company. Ibtisam holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa. She also holds an MBA from the University of Aberdeen and is currently in the final stages of attaining an Executive Master in Coaching and Consulting for Change from INSEAD.