Dr. Shakir Al-Musili received a B.Sc. degree from the College of Engineering, University of Baghdad, in 1981. In 1986 he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Loughborough University of Technology, UK, working towards his Ph.D. degree which was awarded in 1991, specializing in the field of Power Electronics and Machine Drives, for the development of novel switching techniques in AC motor drives.
In 1992 Dr. Al-Musili worked as Engineering Director establishing and supervising the operations of the Bonding Pastes Industry in Amman, Jordan. Simultaneously, between 1993-2000 he was with the Faculty of Engineering at Al-Isra Private University, Amman, as an Assistant Professor, and served as Head of the Electrical Engineering Department between 1994 and 1998.
In 2000 Dr. Al-Musili moved to Canada and joined Schneider-Electric, Mississauga, Ontario, as a Research Engineer between 2001 and 2002 working on the design and development of a Programmable DC Protective Relay unit. Since late 2002 Dr. Al-Musili worked with the Ministry of Manpower, Muscat, Oman, firstly as Dean of Al Musanna College of Technology and, in 2010, as Dean of Nizwa College of Technology.
He joined the list of External Auditors with Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) since 2007 and participated in several quality audit reviews of Omani higher education institutions. From 2011 till now, Dr. Al-Musili is working as an Engineering Expert in Technological Education at the Directorate of Technological Education, Ministry of Manpower, Oman.