Category: LEADERS SPEAK

Interviews
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A quantum leap

Dr Abdullah Abri, Technical Lead, Petroleum Development Oman shares his insights on the oil major’s R&D and Innovation vision. Mayank Singh reports   What technical initiatives are PDO currently working on? I am the Technical Lead for In-Country Value at PDO. It’s a new position that has been created to look after technical business development […]

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A learning curve

Qais Al Khalili, Chairman of Al Khalili Group, believes the current downturn will prove to be a blessing in disguise for economy as it will enable the corporates as well as the government to adapt and think proactively.  Muhammed Nafie reports   Oil prices are moving up in the wake of OPEC cuts. How is […]

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Growth-led opportunities

Khalid Ansari of KPMG Oman highlights the importance of cash flow management for companies to negotiate a challenging economic environment. Mayank Singh reports Looking back at 2016, what are your key takeaways in terms of Oman’s economy and the way the corporate sector has performed? The year 2016 was a challenging year. There are certain […]

Banking & Finance
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Long-term vision

David Eldon, Chairman, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited speaks to Mayank Singh about the bank’s performance, changes in the macro economic environment and future trends Things have been challenging economically in the GCC region. How do you rate the performance of HSBC Oman against this background? I have been around for long enough to know […]

Interviews
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Strengthening bilateral trade

British Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Oman, Lord John Astor allays concerns about BREXIT and highlights the potential opportunities in Oman-UK trade relations. eports  British Prime Minister Theresa May’s trade envoy to Oman Lord John Astor, who recently visited Oman to attend the signing of an extended licencing deal for Khazzan Gas Field between BP […]

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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Solution for growth

EY has rolled out a new business model called ‘ EY Growth Solutions’, aimed at helping  midmarket companies adapt to economic changes such as VAT, diversification, digital innovation, and changing consumer sentiment Whenever there is a period of economic downturn, mid-sized companies are bound to bear the brunt of it, with direct impact on their […]

Energy
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 Business with a mission

Petroleum Development Oman is at the forefront of supporting employment, education, health, cultural, social and infrastructure schemes across the length and breadth of the country.  Excerpts from an interview with Managing Director, Raoul Restucci How is PDO as a company contributing to the social and economic development of Oman and Omani people? PDO works on […]

Energy
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Doing business the sustainable way

Mohammed Ali Al Farsi, GM- External Affairs & Business Development, Shell Oman Marketing, talks about how the company’s strategy that targets a wide range of initiatives to drive social awareness and contribute to the well-being of the local communities, as part of its business plan Shell Oman Marketing Company (Shell Oman) is committed to meet the […]

Interviews
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Caring, connecting, challenging

Greg Young, CEO of Ooredoo Oman speaks about the company’s holistic business strategy aimed at driving Oman’s economic growth and sustainable social development   How is your business model contributing to the social and economic development of Oman?   At Ooredoo, we are all about supporting and enabling human growth by making communications more rewarding, more versatile […]



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