Fady Younes, Operations Director - East Region, Cisco Middle East
Intent Based Networks and Smart City Transformations

Built for digital business and Internet of Things, intentbased networks promise to transform public sector organizations struggling with legacy networks and looking for a stepping stone towards a much bigger picture, says Fady Younes, Operations Director – East Region, Cisco Middle East

Bob Dudley
‘Shale and reopening of Opec taps to cool oil market’

BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley expects a flood of US shale and the reopening of Opec taps to cool the oil market after crude rose above $80 a barrel this week. US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit an international nuclear deal with Iran and revive sanctions on the Opec member country, as well as […]

Transforming Oman’s Digital Ecosystem

Interview with Ali Al Lawati, General Manager – Oman, Cisco Middle East Tell us a little about yourself and your professional background. I have more than 20 years of experience in the Omani ICT market having held various roles within the sector, including CEO and Consultant and Head of Projects, in addition to having served […]

Industry-engaged education

Muscat University will be able to make a positive contribution to the higher education sector in Oman and be able to graduate students with the right knowledge, skills and experience to help drive organisations forward. Excerpts from an interview with Vice-Chancellor, Professor Yusra Mouzughi There is a growing gap between the demands of job market […]

Moment in history

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce shares his thoughts on the Phantom 8, upcoming Cullinan and going electric. Mayank Singh reports Rolls-Royce unveiled its new Phantom in 2017, after a gap of 14 years. How has the response been since then? It has been received very well and as you can imagine it is quite a remarkable […]

Best NBFCS in Oman 2018 Survey
Oman Orix
On the cusp of transition

Oman Orix Leasing Company, which is going to be merged with National Finance Company in 2018, recorded the highest business volumes in its history in 2017. Excerpts from an interview with CEO, Shahin Mohammed Al Balushi, who will also be the CEO of the merged entity Central Bank of Oman gave its final approval for […]

Best NBFCS in Oman 2018 Survey
On a growth trajectory

  Robert Pancras, CEO of National Finance talks about the company’s performance in 2017, future outlook and the industry trends How was National Finance Company’s financial performance in FY 2017? We were able to maintain our positive growth trajectory, though the industry as a whole witnessed a negative growth during this period. Net finance assets […]

Best NBFCS in Oman 2018 Survey
Weathering the storm

With banks aggressively foraying into car financing and SME lending, there will be competitive pressure on finance and leasing companies, says Mohammed Redha A Jawad, CEO of Taageer Finance. Excerpts form an interview with Muhammed Nafie What do you think about the performance of non-banking finance industry in the coming years? The general atmosphere for […]

Best NBFCS in Oman 2018 Survey
Al Omaniya
Strong fundamentals

Al Omaniya marked its 20th anniversary in 2017. OER speaks to CEO, Aftab Patel about the company’s major milestones, financial performance, and future outlook Al Omaniya marked its 20th anniversary in 2017. Can you give us a brief on the company’s major milestones? The company started its operations as a retail asset finance institution and […]