Areej embarked on her career with MHD LLC in the year 1994 and since then she has risen the corporate ladder steadily. An outstanding example of successful women’s empowerment and an inspiration to all industry peers, Areej’s leadership, professional management, relentless dedication, ability to identify opportunities has helped the organization to reach the peak of success. She heads the organization’s diverse operations in Oman and overseas.
CONSTANTLY EXPLORING GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
Areej Darwish is an ambitious leader who puts growth at the top of every agenda. Currently, the Group has diverse businesses and associations with some of the most reputable global players, including flagship brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover, McLaren, Ford, MG, Volvo, Dell, Nokia, Huawei, Michelin Tyres, KDK, Konica Minolta and Daikin. Her vision for MHD LLC is to see the organization flourish by looking for new opportunities, strengthening relations with their business partners, expanding their footprint into new sectors by building new relationships and partnerships. With a keen eye on the business opportunities, she established & spearheaded her own business venture & launched two well-known brands – “BLESSING Chocolates & Gifts” & “First Impression Artwork” in Oman.
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
Areej Darwish is an inspiration & an exemplary role model. Her remarkable success is a motivation for the young business leaders. Her leadership is characterized by constant communication, setting challenging goals & the ability to acclimatize in uncertain environments. Her business acumen & astuteness in the business arena is well recognized and she represents at the Board of numerous companies in Oman. She is the Chairperson of Areej Vegetable Oils & Derivatives SAOG, & Duqm United Logistics. She is also a Board Member of Dar Al Atta, Muscat University, and Member of UNICEF Leadership Circle. She was also the member of the Sharakah (Working Team of Partnership between the Public & Private Sectors at the Diwan of Royal Court).
CARRYING FORWARD THE LEGACY
She attributes her success to her father, who was a visionary. She has learnt decision-making, analytical thinking, & problem-solving skills from him and aims at carrying on his legacy by taking MHD Group to greater heights of success. Her father guided & motivated her at every step which enabled her to learn the business processes minutely. However, the most important learning for her was the power of team spirit. Her aim is to build a legacy that will continue to make an impact beyond today and tomorrow.
SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES ACHIEVED
She has received several prestigious awards like Global Excellence Award for the Most Influential Business Leader – Oman 2020 from Acquisition International. She won Women Leadership & Excellence Awards (categories: Excellence in Business 2020, & Most Inspirational Women 2020). In 2019’s Business Worldwide Global Corporate Excellence awards, she was honoured with two prestigious awards—’Female Business Leader of the Year, Oman’ & ‘EmployeeFocused Chairperson of the Year, Oman.’ She stays humbled by all these accolades and remains focused to walk the extra mile to achieve her long term goals.