Banking & Finance
Bank Dhofar
Consistent performance

BankDhofar is using state-of-the-art technology to delivers easy access to banking transactions and services on-the-go, says CEO, Abdul Hakeem Al Ojaili – CEO of BankDhofar What were the major milestones during the year? Can you talk about the measures to enhance retailing, ATM and CDM networks of the bank? BankDhofar continued providing value-added products and […]

Banking & Finance
Bank Muscat
Customer centricity

Abdul Razak Ali Issa, Chief Executive, Bank Muscat shares his thoughts on the bank’s performance and future plans. An OER report How did Bank Muscat fare financially in 2017? Bank Muscat posted a net profit of RO176.82mn for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to RO176.56mn reported during the same period in 2016, an […]

Banking & Finance
Innovation-driven approach

Sayyid Wasfi Jamshid Al Said, Acting CEO, National Bank of Oman says the bank’s unwavering performance has enabled it to continue delivering innovation and excellence in addition to playing a leading role in supporting Oman’s socio-economic progress How was National Bank of Oman’s overall performance in 2017? 2017 has been a challenging year, given global […]

Banking & Finance
Enhancing operational efficiencies

Andrew Long, CEO, HSBC Bank Oman argues that technology is going to be a game changer for the banking industry If you were to sum up HSBC Bank Oman’s performance in 2017, how would describe it? In terms of our internal performance, we had some very large transactions on the wholesale side, both in the […]

Banking & Finance
Oman Arab Bank
Strong showing

Rashad al Musafir, Acting CEO, Oman Arab Bank says that bank’s performance in 2017 was the result of a carefully crafted business plan and the quality of its assets How was Oman Arab Bank’s financial performance in 2017? Oman Arab Bank maintained a strong performance over the course of 2017 with our net profit increasing […]

Banking & Finance
Bank Sohar
Diversifying revenue streams

Sasi Kumar, Acting CEO, Bank Sohar says the focus on fundamentals and best practices helped the bank deliver on customer expectations. An OER report How was Bank Sohar’s financial performance in 2017? Bank Sohar’s 2017 performance was catalysed by rapid progress on all business fronts, despite a range of economic challenges posed by a sub-optimal […]

Banking & Finance
Bank Nizwa
Robust growth

Khalid Al Kayed, CEO of Bank Nizwa, talks about the bank’s performance, expansion strategy, future outlook and the Islamic banking industry in Oman Bank Nizwa is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. Can you give us a brief overview of the bank’s performance? It has been a remarkable journey so far. We are proud of […]

Peter Walichnowski , CEO of Omran
Driving diversification

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre is expected to contribute RO130-150mn to the national GDP by 2030, says Omran CEO, Peter Walichnowski Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) which opened in 2016, is the centre piece of phase 1 of the new Madinat Al-Irfan Development, being developed by Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) in Muscat. OCEC […]

Andrew Anagnost
 Exploring new frontiers

Andrew Anagnost, President and CEO, Autodesk talks about how cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence and generative design are going to create a whole new world of opportunities in the next decade. Mayank Singh reports fromAutodesk University 2017, Las Vegas    The business model transition to software as a solution (SaaS) at Autodesk took place under its former President and CEO, […]

HE Darwish bin Ismail al Balushi
Poised for revival

The 2018 Budget has tried to maintain balance by cutting public expenditure without impacting funding of key development projects. The 2018 budget framework supports the general objectives of the Ninth Five-Year Development Plan, most importantly in achieving economic growth targets, promoting private sector involvement, completing ongoing development projects and creating jobs for the citizens. Oommen […]