Category: Interviews

Diversification is the key

A strong manufacturing industry is fundamental to Oman’s continued prosperity and vital to boosting the Sultanate’s non-oil exports, says Nicholas P Barakat, CEO of OCTAL Can you share your thoughts on the macro-economic situation and what in your opinion will be the big trends of 2018 in Oman and globally? 2017 was a positive year […]

Mr TS Kalyanaraman
Sparkling debut

TS Kalyanaraman, Chairman and Managing Director, Kalyan Jewellers talks about the potential of Oman and the company’s differentiators in the market. An OER interview    Oman is the fourth market that Kalyan Jewellers is entering in the GCC. What are your thoughts on the potential of Oman’s jewellery market?   We believe that Oman offers […]

Bright prospects

Vijaya Kumar, CEO of KR Infrastructure Group exudes confidence that the slight increase in oil prices, planned investments in Duqm and commissioning of the new airport will provide a fillip to the economy What in your opinion will be the big trends of 2018 in Oman and globally? The macroeconomic situation seems to be getting […]

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Providing innovative solutions

Ananth A V, Director Oman & India, LuLu Group International shares his thoughts on Oman Avenues Mall winning the Best ‘Cause related marketing campaign’ award in an interview with OER interview     Oman Avenues Mall has recently won the ‘Best Cause-related Marketing Campaign’ at the recently held MENA Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards. Can you […]

Economies of scale

  Renaissance Village Duqm has been built on the simple formula of highest standards, lower costs through economies of scale, says Stephen Thomas, CEO, Renaissance Services. Muhammed Nafie reports    What are the salient features of Renaissance Village Duqm? Renaissance Village Duqm is a world-class project. It started with Special Economic Zone Authority for Duqm (SEZAD)’s […]

Mohammed Al Naki
Bright prospects

Mohammed Al Naki, Chairman of Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal), talks about the growth prospects and challenges of the regional aluminium industry, in an interview with Muhammed Nafie During the last three and a half decades, Arabal has evolved along with the aluminium industry in the Mena region. Can you talk about the conference’s role […]

Eng. Isam Al Zadjali, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Oil Company
Fueling the economy

Isam Al Zadjali, CEO, Oman Oil Company talks to OER about the company’s operation, achievements and priorities

Ashok Hariharan
KPMG encourages companies to prepare for value added tax

Companies in Oman can learn from the experience of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when they implement Value Added Tax (VAT) in January 2018 and thereby avoid potential pitfalls, according experts at a recent seminar organised by the Entrepreneur’s Organisation of Oman in collaboration with KPMG. The implications of introducing VAT in […]

Qais alKhonji
Focus on education

Qais al Khonji, Co-Owner, Genesis Projects and Investments has been ranked as one of the top 10 entrepreneurs in the GCC. He shares his thoughts on the honour and how entrepreneurship can be promoted in Oman You have been listed as one of the Gulf regions Top 10 entrepreneurs by Gulf Business. What in your […]

Fuelling growth

Within a short span of time, Seven Seas Petroleum Group has grown into a full-fledged supply and service company with diversified presence in different industry segments in Oman, UAE and Qatar. Excerpts from an interview with Managing Director, Shuayb K Al Suleimany Can you give us a brief on the Seven Seas Petroleum and its […]