Driven by innovation

  Pekka Metsi, CEO, Granlund talks about the company, its software solutions and the tie-up with Suhail Bahwan Group. Mayank Singh reports What are Granlund’s main lines of business and what value does the company offer it’s customers? Granlund has a history of 58 years, it started as a family owned company and it is […]

HR and new age technologies

Nick Babington, Regional Director-MENA of Saba, talks about the increasing role of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in HR practices. Muhammed Nafie reports Saba has been named as a leader in Learning Management three years in a row by IDC. What differentiates your offerings in the market? We know that when people work, learn […]

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Stabilising the market

Salim bin Nasser Al Hadhrami – Director General, Planning & Development, Ministry of Manpower says the government’s efforts to create jobs for Omanis is yielding the desired results. Excerpts from an interview What measures are being taken by the Ministry of Manpower to create more jobs for Omanis? In its bid to employ national manpower, […]

Peter Walichnowski , CEO of Omran
Driving diversification

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre is expected to contribute RO130-150mn to the national GDP by 2030, says Omran CEO, Peter Walichnowski Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) which opened in 2016, is the centre piece of phase 1 of the new Madinat Al-Irfan Development, being developed by Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) in Muscat. OCEC […]

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Solid growth

Sohar Port posted a year of consistent growth in 2017, handling every week an average of over one million tonnes of cargo   One of the major highlights for Sohar Port in 2017 was the establishment of a 40-hectare food cluster at the port which will include a major flour mill, a world-class sugar refinery, […]

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 […]

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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 […]