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…

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 […]

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) […]

Banking & Finance
Bank Nizwa
Consolidating its position

Bank Nizwa marked a significant milestone in 2016 by achieving net profit in the fourth year of its operations. CEO, Khalid Al Kayed, talks to Muhammed Nafie about the bank’s financial achievements, operational excellence and the growth prospects for Oman’s Islamic banking industry How was Bank Nizwa’s financial performance during the year 2016? The year […]

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 […]

Cover Story
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 […]

Cover Story
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
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 […]

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 […]