Minister of Oil & Gas to tee off OER CEO Golf 2015


The cream of Oman’s corporate world, including business leaders, head honchos and top managers, will come to network over a game of golf on the greens of Muscat Hills on December 4 followed by a gala dinner and prize distribution ceremony on December 5 at InterContinental Gardens.

HE Dr Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas, will be the chief guest of the 11th edition of OER CEO Golf, Oman’s premium corporate networking event, which will be a perfect weekend rendezvous for more than 250 of Oman’s top corporate leaders to rub shoulders with one another in an eclectic atmosphere of high- powered golfing.

OER CEO Golf 2015 is organised by Oman Economic Review, Oman’s leading business magazine, and its publisher United Media Services. Oman International Development and Investment Company (OMINVEST), Sultanate’s largest investment group–together with its subsidiaries, Oman Arab Bank and National Life & General and its major associates National Finance Company, Oman Orix Leasing Company, International General Insurance Holding and Al Ahlia– is the Presenter of the event.

Other partners of the event include: Takaful Oman- Islamic Insurance Partner; Gallery Argan-Luxury Partner; Samsung- Prize Partner; OUA- Support Partner; Times of Oman and Al Shabiba Publicity Partners; Aggreko, Energy Partner; Oman Printers & Stationers, Print Partner; KIMS Oman- Healthcare Partner; Travel City- Travel Partner; Fly Dubai- Airline Partner; Mi Store, Golf World, WH Smith, Capital Store, Agility and Mumtaz Mahal- Gift Sponsors.

The itinerary of the event includes a day of no-holds barred intense golfing, amidst the cool, verdant and undulating expanses of Muscat Hills on December 4, followed by a gala prize distribution ceremony and dinner, laced with high-voltage entertainment on December 5 at InterContinental Gardens.

Says Alpana Roy, executive vice president of United Media Services, “OER CEO Golf 2015 offers revitalisation for Oman’s corporate heavy weights, giving them an opportunity to network and compete on the greens. There are few events of this nature that can boast of such variety and all-round entertainment”. She adds, “Since its inception in 2005, OER CEO Golf has scaled new heights and is recognised as one of the biggest corporate networking events in the region. The event has evolved in line with the unprecedented changes in Oman’s golfing landscape over the last few years. When OER started its CEO Golf ten years back, golf was a sport that was played on the browns by a handful of aficionados. Today the Sultanate boasts of three world class green golf courses and hosts several international tournaments.”

Abdulaziz Al Balushi, CEO of OMINVEST, says, “OMINVEST, together with its subsidiaries and associates, is pleased to present the 11th edition OER CEO Golf which has been a pioneer in promoting the game of Golf in the Oman and has emerged as one of the most popular and high-profile sporting and networking events in the Sultanate. Over the years, it has encouraged CEOs and senior executives to start playing the game and been a major contributor to popularising golf among business leaders. The one-of- its-kind event combines the game of golf with an opportunity for business networking in a casual and relaxed environment and we are sure that this year’s edition will provide numerous such opportunities.”

He adds, “As one of the oldest and premier investment holding companies in Oman, OMINVEST is proud to partner with OER, which shares its core values of trust, integrity and maximising value for all stakeholders. Ominvest has grown significantly over the past one year and this is attributable to both organic growth and also to our merger with ONIC.”

OER CEO Golf promises loads of fun and surprises for both golfers and aspiring golfers. The interesting part of the event is that it is open for all business leaders, whether golfers or non-golfers so that everyone comes together and gets to network in a friendly environment. And as golfers attempt to reduce their handicaps, the non-golfers get an opportunity to learn the basics of the game and understand the joys of getting into serious golfing.

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