Category: Leader’s OB

Leader's OB
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Opportunity in adversity

Hussain Ghalib Al-Yafai, Head of Global Banking Standard Chartered Bank, Oman shares his views on the banks strategy, performance and focus areas. Mayank Singh reports Standard Chartered Bank has gone through a restructuring process globally and in Oman. How has the bank’s performance been in the last couple of years? We have been going through […]

Industry
Hilal bin Hamad Al Hasani
Wooing investments

The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates aims to implement a number of vital projects. A master plan has been prepared for Sohar Industrial Estate, taking into account the current seven phases and the surrounding developments, says CEO, Hilal bin Hamad Al Hasani The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) is witnessing rapid growth giving a […]

Editor's Pick
Lee Chee Khian
Building Blocks of Sustainable Development

Lee Chee Khian, CEO of Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm, talks about how the region is getting kitted out to attract foreign investors and emerge as Oman’s manufacturing hub How is manufacturing sector going to contribute to Oman’s future economic development? And how Duqm is going to be an enabler of this transition? Currently […]

Industry
Nicholas P Barakat
Ahead of the curve

  Octal which accounts for 7.3 per cent of Oman’s total non-oil exports has sustained its growth momentum by raising production levels, expanding product ranges and adopting new technologies, says Nicholas P Barakat The government is putting its best efforts, through various incentives to promote foreign investments and to give the manufacturing sector the push […]

Industry
NA Ansari
Nerves of steel

NA Ansari, CEO of Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel, talks about the potential of manufacturing sector in general, and steel industry in particular, to contribute to Oman’s economic diversification, and the key challenges facing the industries     As part of its diversification drive, the government is attracting foreign investments in free zones and special […]

Banking & Finance
Bank Sohar
On a strong footing

Sasi Kumar, Acting CEO, Bank Sohar says that the bank has built tremendous brand equity winning customer trust over the last ten years of its operations. Mayank Singh reports What are your thoughts when you look back at financial year 2016? 2016 was a challenging year. There was issues relating to liquidity and uncertainty in […]

Banking & Finance
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Transformation process

Oman Arab Bank is working on controlling costs and improving processes to achieve better operational efficiency, says Amin Al Husseini, CEO.  An OER report How was Oman Arab Bank’s financial performance in 2016? The year 2016 was a challenging year for the region, primarily due to the prevailing low oil prices. However, with significant development […]

Banking & Finance
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EXPONENTIAL GROWTH

Oman ORIX Leasing Company achieved the highest profit and business volumes in its history during 2016. The company will focus on quality of credit and will aim to maintain an adequate margin thereby resulting in a healthy return on investment for the shareholders, says CEO, Shahin Mohammed Al Balushi Can you highlight Oman ORIX Leasing […]

Banking & Finance
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SUSTAINING THE MOMENTUM

Al Omaniya Financial Services is contemplating to launch a digital platform to market its product in both B2B and B2C and has plans to enter the credit card business, says CEO, Aftab Patel in an interview Can you highlight Al Omaniya’s financial performance in 2016? Al Omaniya Financial Services, Oman’s largest non-banking financial Institution started […]

Cover Story
Ali Mohammed Awadh Al Ajmi
Pushing the limits

Young entrepreneurs need to think differently. Simply copying what’s been done for the past decade will no longer yield the desired results, especially as times change and the world progresses, says Ali Mohammed Awadh Al Ajmi, vice chairman, Oriental Group of Companies    Your roles and responsibilities in the company? I am currently the vice […]