Our People

As a service-oriented organisation our people are our brand. We rely on them implicitly for their integrity, work ethic and dedication to excellence. Our team consists of scientists and researchers involved in the verification process and is supported by research gemmologists who travel around the world collecting pearls and gemstones from pearling beds, mines and treatment centres in order to study their properties in-depth.

In terms of education, we ensure our people are trained to the highest possible level and equipped with the very latest technologies in order to provide clients with authenticity reports that accurately reflect the quality, biomineral properties and geological origins of the pearls and gemstones. This education is critical not only for the present, but for the future in order to uphold the standards of DANAT as the benchmark and preserve the country’s proud heritage in this field.

  • Finance and Admin Director

    Hussain Merza

    Hussain Merza holds a B.Sc. in Accounting with Honours and Distinction from the University of Bahrain and is certified from the Charterd Certified...
  • Pearl Testing Manager

    Ali Al-Atawi

    Ali Al-Atawi has 20 years of customer service experience in pearl and gemstone testing. Most recently, he served as the Head of the Gem & Pearl...
  • Marketing & Communications Manager

    Layal Bushehri

    Layal Bushehri brings with her a wealth of marketing, PR, sales and events management experience in Bahrain and the USA. She holds a Bachelors Degree...