Category: Zighlights



FROM THE PRINT EDITION
Interview
Pursuing a collaborative framework

Abdulrahman Salim Al Hatmi, Group CEO, ASYAD talks about the Sultanate of Oman Logistics Strategy 2040 and its efforts in achieving the enshrined goals.  Mayank Singh reports What is ASYAD’s mandate and vision as Oman’s leading logistics group and what has been achieved in pursuance of these objectives? ASYAD has two primary mandates; the first is […]

FROM THE PRINT EDITION
Emilio Pera - KPMG
Enhanced customer centricity

Emilio Pera, Partner and Head of Audit, KPMG in the Lower Gulf shares his thoughts on Oman and GCC’s banking sector. An OER report What has been the impact on the banking sector in the GCC region due to the changes in the regional and global political, economic and technological dynamics? Overall, it looks like […]

Banking & Finance
Banking
Enhanced value proposition

Hanaa Al Hinai, DGM – Private Banking and Retail Banking Products Development, Retail and Private Banking Division, Ahlibank shares her thoughts on the bank’s premium banking offering and differentiation. Mayank Singh reports Can you share details of Ahlibank premium banking? What kind of products and services are offered to customers? Ahlibank has always been on […]

HR
Mohamed Nayaz
Building confidence in executing IT programmes

The failure of strategic IT programmes can leave companies exposed to significant increase in costs, reputational damage, loss of customers and the disruption of day-to-day activities. By Mohamed Nayaz IT programme success supports business success Organisations continue to look to IT as a key enabler to help them realise their business strategies, improve productivity and obtain […]

Cover Story
Engineer Mohammed Al Ghareebi, External Affairs & Communication Manager
Driven by social conscience

PDO aims to design and deliver projects that meet immediate social needs, are sustainable and offer the opportunity for the communities to help themselves As the leading exploration and production company in the Sultanate, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) delivers the majority of the country’s crude oil production and natural gas supply, generating a significant portion […]

Cover Story
Muna
Investing in people, sustainability

Shell Development Oman’s social investment and business choices harness a steadfast commitment to a lower-carbon future delivered through long-term sustainable programmes With sustainability firmly locked in its core ethos, Shell Development Oman works with governments, academics and industry specialists, and partner with companies and organisations to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. “We share […]

Cover Story
Khalid Al Massan
Pioneering sustainable social investment

Oman LNG’s social investment programmes cover the entire Sultanate with more than 6000 projects – ranging from education to healthcare to preserving the environment and road safety Oman LNG invests 1.5 per cent net income after tax (NIAT) to contribute to sustainable social development programmes. To further strengthen its robust corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts […]

COMPANIES
Bank Muscat Basamat - 1
Effecting positive changes

Through strategic partnerships with the government and private sector entities, Bank Muscat has touched the lives of thousands of individuals, positively impacting the local communities The sustainability and CSR strategy pursued by Bank Muscat is focused on long-term benefits to the community and the nation. As the leading financial institution in the Sultanate, Bank Muscat […]

Banking
CBO
Gaining momentum

Conventional and Islamic banks in Oman maintain a steady growth in the first quarter of 2018    Oman’s banking sector continues to grow at a reasonable rate and has maintained its success in meeting the credit needs of all economic segments, with special emphasis on the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, which has resulted in […]

ECONOMY
Port Sohar
Robust growth

Oman’s export revenues rise 27 per cent to RO3.76bn in the first quarter of 2018 Oman recorded a robust 27.2 per cent growth in total export revenue in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the same period in 2017, according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). The total export revenue for […]