As CEO of ITA since its inception in 2006, Dr. Salim is leading the implementation of the Digital Oman Strategy (e.oman). Throughout his 31-year career experience, Dr. Salim has held a number of different technical, diplomatic and leadership roles in the Sultanate of Oman.
Prior to ITA, Dr. Salim was leading the Information Technology at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1987.
During his service at the ministry, he joined the Sultanate’s Diplomatic Corp as the First Secretary at the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Washington DC, from 1998 to 2003.
In addition to his responsibilities, Dr. Salim is the Chairman of the Omani IT Association and member of the board of directors of;
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
Public Authority of Manpower Register (PAMAR)
National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI)
UNESCWA Board of Governors
International Advisory Board of ITU-IMPACT
The Advisory Panel for theWorld Development Report 2016: Internet for Development
He is also a member of the Executive Committee of Oman University Project, member of the Executive Committee of the Science and Technology City and member of the GCC eGovernment Executive Committee. In addition, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Omantel and Oman Mobile for four years.
Dr. Salim was awarded the IT Man of the Year 2011, by the Pan Arab Web Awards Academy, having been selected for his outstanding achievements promoting the Arab digital world and for his unwavering commitment to the Digital Oman Strategy (e.oman) and to developing the IT industry in Sultanate of Oman. He also received the Pioneer of Achievement Award of the 8th Arab Telecom and Internet Forum 2006.
Dr. Salim holds a Doctorate of Science degree in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University, in Washington DC, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.