Business meets golf at OER CEO GOLF 2015


OER CEO Golf 2015, which took place at Muscat Hills on December 4, provided the perfect weekend rendezvous for Oman’s top corporate leaders to network and compete on the greens.

HE Dr Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas, the chief guest, teed off the 11th edition of OER CEO Golf – Oman’s premium corporate networking event. He launched the brand mark of OER CEO Golf 2015 and also unveiled the official score card.

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

The itinerary of the event included a day of no-holds barred intense golfing, amidst the cool, verdant and undulating expanses of Muscat Hills. OER CEO Golf had loads of fun and surprises for both golfers and aspiring golfers. The event which brought together more than 200 of Oman’s top corporate leaders, was open for all business leaders, whether golfers or non-golfers and everyone got an opportunity to network in a friendly environment. This was followed by a gala event with top class entertainment, prize distribution ceremony and dinner at InterContinental Gardens on December 5.

Humayun Kabir, Vikas Dixit, Gurcharan Kadan and Ashish Sood were crowned the Champion team of OER CEO Golf 2015 and each of them were presented with an exciting range of gifts.

A R Srinivasan was crowned the Most Promising Golfer- to- be and he was presented with an Eberhard watch from Gallery Argan. The OER lucky golfer of the day was Robert Holtkamp and he won a La Velle watch from Gallery Argan.

At the gala awards ceremony and dinner at InterContinental Gardens, Abdulaziz Al Balushi, Group CEO, OMINVEST in his address said, “At the very outset, I would like to congratulate the entire team of OER CEO Golf for their splendid effort in making this event a grand success. It has been a pleasure for Ominvest along with its subsidiaries and its major associates to present the event.”

This year has been especially significant for us as a company as it marked a new milestone in Ominvest’s ongoing journey. As you are aware Ominvest merged with ONIC Holding in August 2015, creating the largest listed investment company in Oman. This would not have been possible without the support of key shareholders of both Ominvest and ONIC and I would like to thank them for it. The combined entity is much larger, more efficient and in a much better position to create jobs for Omani nationals, helping grow Omani businesses and be a strong catalyst for economic growth in Oman, he added.

Earlier, Sandeep Sehgal, Chief Executive, UMS in his welcome address said the 11th edition of OER CEO Golf was being held coinciding with 45th National day of Oman. He thanked the OMINVEST Group for being the Presenter of the event. OMINVEST’s merger with ONIC Holding thereby creating the largest listed investment company in Oman augurs well for the economy of Oman, he said. He also thanked the participants for making the 11th edition of OER CEO Golf a success.

Tee Time 2015, the official magazine of OER CEO Golf was formally unveiled at the event by Abdulaziz Al Balushi.

Other partners of the event were: Takaful Oman- Islamic Insurance Partner; Gallery Argan-Luxury Partner; Samsung- Prize Partner; OUA- Support Partner; Times of Oman and Al Shabiba – the Publicity Partners. Aggreko-Energy Partner; Oman Printers & Stationers-Print Partner; KIMS Oman- Healthcare Partner; Travel City- Travel Partner; Fly Dubai- Airline Partner; Holiday Inn- Hospitality Partner; Max, Desert River – Support Partners, Ayana Spa – Spa partner. Capital Store, Mi Store, Golf World, WH Smith, Agility, The Chedi, Shangri La’s Barr al Jissah Resort and Spa, Mumtaz Mahal and Hormuz Grand were the Gift sponsors.

OER CEO Golf which started in 2005 has gone from strength to strength and is today one of the biggest events on Oman’s corporate calendar. A curtain raiser and an exclusive preview of the next big event, Signature Luxury 100 that will be held on December 16, 2015 at the Al Bustan Palace A Ritz Carlton Hotel was presented on the occasion.

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