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Best Banks in Oman Survey 2017
Helping national goals

  HE Hamood Sangour Al-Zadjali, Executive President, Central Bank of Oman, shares his views on the progress made by the Sultanate’s banking industry in an exclusive interview to OER   How was the banking sector’s performance in Oman during 2016? Notwithstanding the challenges facing the Omani economy, the banking sector remained robust supporting economic diversification […]

Best Banks in Oman Survey 2017
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Winning streak

Abdul Hakeem Omar Al-Ojaili, Acting CEO, BankDhofar talks about various initiatives that has enabled the bank to emerge as the numero uno. Mayank Singh reports   Can you give us a brief overview of BankDhofar’s performance in 2016? The bank continued to grow in all key areas in the year 2016 despite the current economic […]

Best Banks in Oman Survey 2017
NBO (1)
Ahead of the curve

Ahmed Al Musalmi, CEO, National Bank of Oman, says that the bank has been able to deliver superior value and experiences to its customers and employees, by investing heavily in people and systems and improving its processes How was National Bank of Oman’s financial performance in 2016? It has been three years since NBO implemented […]

Best Banks in Oman Survey 2017
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Wholistic banking experience

AbdulRazak Ali Issa, Chief Executive, Bank Muscat talks about the all-round performance of the bank in financial year 2016. An OER interview How was your bank’s financial performance in 2016? Bank Muscat maintained leadership with a 38 per cent market share of assets and posted a net profit of RO176.56mn for the year ended December […]

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Organic growth

In 2016, ahlibank made significant investments to increase products and services and to upgrade and strengthen the core banking systems. Excerpts from an interview with CEO, Lloyd Maddock How was ahlibank’s financial performance in 2016? At the outset I must commend the entire ahlibank team for pulling together, to serve our customers during some challenging […]

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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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