Category: Interviews

Industry
S Gopalan
Staying Competitive

Reem Batteries and Power Appliances Company is currently in a consolidation mode and is working on improving its cost competitiveness. The company is aggressively pursuing renewable energy offerings for Oman and some African countries, says CEO S Gopalan                             Can you highlight […]

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 […]

Interviews
MaqboolAlWahaibi
Delivering on All Counts

Maqbool Al Wahaibi, CEO, Oman Data Park (ODP) talks about how the banking sector – with the help of technology – can minimise their operating costs, maximise revenue and maintain their quality of service…

Interviews
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Maritime excellence

David Graham, CEO talks about the efforts being made by Oman Sail to promote sports tourism in the Sultanate Oman Sail helped in organising the recently held Al Mouj Muscat Marathon. What are reasons that have encouraged you to get into sports tourism related events? We have a very competent team at Oman Sail, which […]

Interviews
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Seeking opportunities

Bahauddin Khan, Managing Director, Pak Oman Investment Company says that the development financial institution has a well-diversified portfolio with a presence in nearly all key sectors of the economy. An OER interview   Can you give us a brief background of Pak Oman Investment Company? Pak Oman Investment Company is a development financial institution (DFI) […]

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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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 […]

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 […]