With a background in petroleum engineering, H.E. Dr. Al Rumhi has been with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in the 1980s before joining the College of Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University, where he held a number of academic positions until 1997. H.E. Dr. Al Rumhi is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Petroleum Development Oman, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, National Training Fund and Oman LNG.
H.E. Dr. Al Rumhi holds a Ph.D from Imperial College, London, a MS from Tulsa University, Oklahoma, USA and a BSc from Imperial College, London.