Category: Zighlights

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Ali Mohammed Awadh Al Ajmi
Pushing the limits

Young entrepreneurs need to think differently. Simply copying what’s been done for the past decade will no longer yield the desired results, especially as times change and the world progresses, says Ali Mohammed Awadh Al Ajmi, vice chairman, Oriental Group of Companies    Your roles and responsibilities in the company? I am currently the vice […]

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Learn the ropes

Khalid Al Alawi, Deputy General Manager, Al-Khamis Trading Co. believes that it is important for family members to understand a business before handing it over to professionals   Can you give us a brief background of Al Khamis Trading Co.? This business was established in 1973 by three partners – Mohammed Khamis, Rashid Khamis and […]

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Salman Hussain Al Lawati
Against the grain

Salman Hussain Al Lawati, Executive Director at Bin Salman Investment, believes that business sustainability is more important than having family members on executive seats An industrial engineer by profession, Salman Hussain Al Lawati started off his career in 2008 at Oman Cables Industry (OCI), one of Oman’s leading manufacturing companies, where his family owned a […]

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Areej Mohsin Haider Darwish
Lasting legacy

Areej Mohsin Haider Darwish, Joint Deputy Chairperson of MHD believes that succession planning is the key to ensure a smooth transition which creates a multi-generational institution Give us a brief on your roles and responsibilities at MHD? As joint deputy chairperson of Mohsin Haider Darwish (MHD), I am responsible for steering and guiding the overall […]

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Weathering the storm

Lloyd Maddock, CEO of Ahlibank, shares his views on what 2017 holds in store for Oman’s banking sector. An OER interview Can you share your thoughts on the macro-economic situation and what in your opinion will be the big trends of 2017 in Oman and globally? The year 2016 has been a challenging and difficult […]

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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 […]

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Multi-pronged growth

Sheikh Salim bin Ahmed AlGhazali, Chairman, Golden Group Holding, shares his plans for the group and thoughts on Oman’s economy   How was Golden Group Holding’s performance in 2016? Major global changes, particularly the international financial crisis which led to a continuous fall in oil prices, have had a direct and indirect impact on the […]

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Maintaining growth momentum

The future prospects of banking sector remains promising, despite the current economic slowdown, says HE Hamood Sangour Al-Zadjali Executive President, Central Bank of Oman, in an interview What are the areas that CBO needs to focus in 2017 to further support the banking sector? The banking sector in an economy performs the crucial role of […]

Banking & Finance
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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 […]

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Challenge the Status Quo

Ahmed Al Shaibani, Project Manager, Ras Al Hamra Development Project, who graduated in the first batch of the prestigious National CEO Programme, shares his vision for leadership and Oman’s economic development Give us a brief on your educational and professional background… A graduate in mechanical engineering from University of Leeds, I started off my career […]



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