The Business Year

Oman 2021/22

PUBLISHED November 2021


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Oman, for some time, has been a nation on the move. An integral part of the GCC, it is also seeking to extend its influence further afield via the development of port infrastructure that is set to make it a firm fixture on the East-West transport route. But Oman isn’t developing unguided, instead sticking faithfully to Vision 2040, a wide-ranging, ambitious blueprint that foresees the development of a diverse, sustainable economy unshackled by a reliance on oil and gas, which currently plagues much of the region.

In this 232-page edition, which features interviews with top business leaders from across the economy, as well as news and analysis, we cover: diplomacy, finance, Vision 2040, 4th Industrial Revolution, digital innovation, sustainability, logistics, real estate, agribusiness, and tourism and retail.

Here is just a selection of the interviews contained:

  • Khalifa Al-Barwani, CEO, National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI)
  • Faisal Mohamed Al Yousef, Chairman, Muscat Finance
  • Said Al Sahib, Director, Zubair Small Enterprises Centre (Zubair SEC)
  • Tahir Bin Salim Bin Abdullah Al Amri, President, Central Bank of Oman (CBO)
  • Sheikh Waleed K. Al Hashar, CEO, Bank Muscat
  • Abdul Hakeem Omar Al-Ojaili, CEO, BankDhofar
  • Khamis bin Saif Al Jabri, Chairman, Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-Up Unit
  • Abdulsalam Al Murshidi, President, Oman Investment Authority (OIA)
  • Ali Masoud Al Sunaidy, Chairman, Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ)
  • Dr. Saleh bin Said Masan, Undersecretary for Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Investment Promotion
  • Talal Al Awfi, Group CEO, OQ
  • Bader Saud Al Zaidi, Former CEO, Oman Broadband Company
  • Mohammed Sulaiman Al Harthy, Executive Vice President, Strategic Development Sector, Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (be’ah)
  • Moustafa Osman, Country Manager, DHL
  • Sheikh Hamood bin Sultan Saif Al Hosni, CEO, Muscat Bay
  • Arjun Subramanian, CEO, Mazoon Dairy
  • Shabib Al’Maamari, Managing Director, Visit Oman


The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Non-oil investment
  • Investment law
  • Oman Vision 2040
  • Free zones
  • Sustainability
  • Commissioning projects
  • Alternative energy projects
  • Oil blocks as funding collateral
  • IT and COVID-19
  • Utilities
  • Housing loans


About The Business Year

The Business Year is a global media group that has been providing investors, businesses, and governments with first-hand insights into the world’s most dynamic markets for over a decade. We conduct hundreds of interviews a week with top decision makers in the Middle East, Latin America, Central and Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe. Our content is available in printed reports and across an array of digital platforms.