The Team

Hi, we’re some of the people behind SustainableOman

Agnes Astolfi


Agnes is an environmental and sustainability consultant specialising in green neighbourhood (LEED ND), environmental assessments and sustainability policies.  She was involved in several flagship projects in Oman related to waste management, railway, industrial free zones and mining.

She is also a current Board Member of Oman Green Building Council.


Maryam Al Balushi


Maryam is one of the founding members of the Women in Engineering chapter in Oman, as well as Oman Society of Architecture. A graduate of Kansas State University with a Masters in Architecture and currently employed in an engineering consultancy firm in Muscat.

She is an advocate of design that not only transcends borders and is used as a tool for change, but is also contextually appreciative, innovative and ultimately timeless in nature. Her main aim in Oman is to spread design awareness to the public and to educate them on its processes, effective and sustainable results, and overall potential benefits socially and economically.


Kezia Jobel


Kezia is a recent graduate in Civil Engineering and is on her way to pursuing MSc in Construction Management and Environmental Engineering from University of Leeds.
She is passionate about the environment and believes every individual has a role to play in conserving the environment. She enjoys traveling and doodling.


Turki Al Risi


Turki is his final year student doing a Bachelor of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying. Passionate about how sustainable built environment helps delivering healthier societies. He also enjoy watching and playing futsal and soccer in his spare time.


Hawwa Al Qussimy


Hawwa is a retired emergency doctor from the Ministry of Health and now a professional photographer.

She believes in conserving all the natural things on this earth for the next generations to enjoy.
Participated in various conservation projects especially those related to marine life ready to help with any program that will help sustain the natural life and beauty of Oman and the world.

Sadhana Jha


Sadhana is an accomplished Architect, LEED and WELL accredited professional and a Biophilic enthusiast, who has been a part of Construction and Sustainability Industry for the past 10 years.
Sadhana has achieved the first and presently is only WELL Accredited Professional from Oman since 2017.  
She is actively involved in weekly environmental beach clean-ups, educating professional about the impacts of mindless and unsustainable practices on the Earth, uplifting her fellow humans by providing support for basic education and has been living a 90% zero free plastic lifestyle since 2017.


Sawsan Domi


Sawsan is an architect and a professor. She enjoys planning for the future of the built environment, with the same pleasure of exploring the magic of historical environments. Her specialized area is the sustainable design, energy efficiency and renewable energy techniques. Her previous experience in the professional field enriched my knowledge and abilities in urban regenerations, urban planning, building construction and housing. She believes that ”Sky is my Limit”.


Onaiza Shaikh


Onaiza is a graduate in Interior Design and a recent MSc graduate in Sustainable Building Design with a BREEAM AG from Southampton Solent University.

Growing up as an expat and being surrounded by people from around the world has endowed Onaiza with a global outlook, as a consequence of which she feels that she in indeed a true world citizen. This unique perspective influences her creative style, giving her a holistic approach to design that balances functionality, sustainability, and aesthetics.


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