Category: Cover Story



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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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PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE

The government’s diversification policies focus on ICT, SME, tourism and logistic sectors. There are umpteen opportunities in these sectors, which the young entrepreneurs should explore, says Abeer Bint Ali Al-Mukhaini, Administration and Follow-Up Director, Al-Matar Group in an interview with Oommen John P   Your roles and responsibilities in the company? A Master’ degree holder […]

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Transparency is vital

Sameer Sampat played a seminal role in developing Naranjee Hirjee from a trading company into a distribution-driven, multi-faceted conglomerate. Excerpts from an interview with Muhammed Nafie   Can you give us a brief on your roles and responsibilities at Naranjee Hirjee? I look after the food division as well as business development at Naranjee Hirjee. […]

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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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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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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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Emerging leaner and stronger

Amid subdued oil prices, the 2017 budget aims at reducing budget deficit, rationalising public spending, revitalising non-oil revenues and enhancing their contributions in total government revenues. The government also intends to increase employment rates, achieve medium-term fiscal and economic stability and enhance public-private partnership to accelerate more investment projects and private sector initiatives. Oommen John P reports […]

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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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Expanding opportunities

The next three years will witness big investments and massive developments in Duqm port, says Reggy Vermeulen, CEO, Port of Duqm Company in an interview with Oommen John P   Can you share with us a few highlights of Port of Duqm in 2016? A lot of contracts were awarded in 2016. This is an […]

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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 […]