Category: Leader’s OB

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
OAB
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 […]

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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 […]

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Learn the ropes

Khalid Al Alawi, Deputy General Manager, Al-Khamis Trading Co. believes that it is important for family members to understand a business before handing it over to professionals   Can you give us a brief background of Al Khamis Trading Co.? This business was established in 1973 by three partners – Mohammed Khamis, Rashid Khamis and […]

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Salman Hussain Al Lawati
Against the grain

Salman Hussain Al Lawati, Executive Director at Bin Salman Investment, believes that business sustainability is more important than having family members on executive seats An industrial engineer by profession, Salman Hussain Al Lawati started off his career in 2008 at Oman Cables Industry (OCI), one of Oman’s leading manufacturing companies, where his family owned a […]

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Areej Mohsin Haider Darwish
Lasting legacy

Areej Mohsin Haider Darwish, Joint Deputy Chairperson of MHD believes that succession planning is the key to ensure a smooth transition which creates a multi-generational institution Give us a brief on your roles and responsibilities at MHD? As joint deputy chairperson of Mohsin Haider Darwish (MHD), I am responsible for steering and guiding the overall […]

Interviews
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The change imperative

Vikas Papriwal, Partner, Head of Markets, KPMG Lower Gulf shares his thoughts on the prevailing economic conditions and its ramifications for countries and corporates   Can you give us a brief profile of yourself and your responsibilities? I head markets for the firm; in addition, I am responsible for determining the strategy for the sectors […]

ECONOMY
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Tapping tourism potential

The Sultanate’s tourism industry is poised to play an important role in Oman’s near-term move away from hydrocarbons reliance, and in its long-term economic growth plan The oil price drop between June 2014 and January 2016 – when oil fell below $30 a barrel – threw the economic dangers of an over-reliance on hydrocarbons into […]



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