Category: Leader’s OB



LEADERS SPEAK
Benita Stafford-Smith1
You are your leadership brand

Your values are embedded in your activities, both online and offline, your expertise and experience, and in your communities Your brand is unique to you. It is the experiences and challenges that have shaped you. One of the best ways to communicate this is through story telling. People enjoy hearing stories and often remember them […]

LEADERS SPEAK
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Surging non-oil exports

A major recovery in energy prices indirectly helped the country to strengthen itsexport revenue. In addition, prices of several petrochemical products gained immensely from a rise in oil prices Oman´s economy is highly dependent on oil and gas exports which constitute 69 per cent of its total exports. However, over the years, there has been […]

Oil&Gas
Abdu Amir Al Ajmi
PDO evaluates potential gas discovery in Mabrouk field

Petroleum Development Oman’s (PDO) exploration team is in the process of evaluating a potentially exciting gas discovery in the Mabrouk area located in central Oman, according to a senior official of PDO. Abdul Amir bin Abdul Hussain al Ajmi, director of external affairs and in-country value at PDO said, “We will provide further details as […]

FROM THE PRINT EDITION
Ghalib Al Hosni
Engaging a multi-generational workforce

Employees of today need to believe in the company’s vision and feel connected to it. They need to find some purpose in the work they do The workplace of today constitutes an interesting mix of talent. Many companies today under a single roof have the more traditional Baby Boomers (1946 to 1964) and the Generation […]

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 […]