Category: Interviews

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Learning from best practices

Sayyid Zaki Bin Hilal Al Busaidi, CEO, Institute of Public Administration shares his thoughts on the forthcoming Euro MENA Dialogues on Public Management conference. Mayank Singh reports   Can you give us some information on the Euro MENA Dialogues on Public Management Conference? Oman will host the Euro MENA Dialogues on Public Management from October […]

Dr Hilal Al Hinai
Pushing back the frontiers   

Orpic is in the process of building one of the best integrated refining and petrochemical sites in the world. Dr Hilal Al Hinai, General Manager, Corporate Support Services talks about the current status of the projects, in an interview with Muhammed Nafie What is the current status of Orpic’s ongoing projects in Sohar to build […]

A new benchmark

Shailesh Dash, Chairman, Al Najah Education shares his views on the company’s new initiatives in Oman and the importance of doing business with a social cause. Mayank Singh reports  You are visiting Oman for the inauguration of the A’soud Global School. Can you share a few details on the school and Al Najah Education’s future […]

With an eye on future

Partnership for Development is the Sultanate’s Offset programme aimed at diversifying the national economy, strengthening the private sector and promoting human resource development and knowledge transfer in Oman, says Dr Dhafir Al Shanfari, CEO of Omani Authority for Partnership for Development, in an interview to Muhammed Nafie   In the world of defence procurement it […]