Member Testimonials

The best way to learn about the OABC is to ask a current member.
Here you can see the diversity of OABC membership and read about each member’s unique experience.

“I had been looking to find more information on the newly established and exciting OAPFD (Offset Authority). The OABC had already taken the lead in organizing a seminar with the top management of the OAPFD. The event was very well organized and informative. The format, friendly staff and members allowed for many opportunities to establish quality business leads. I try not to miss any of OABC’s events!”

Anthony Helou
Executive Director
Al-Taher Group, Muscat

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Event Sponsor

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Ali Thabet: DHL Oman
The OABC has been an excellent source of networking and advice to DHL Express Oman over the years. Being part of the group has opened up opportunities for us to be involved in areas of business development and we have benefited from the personal exchange of experiences and valuable opinions.

Event sponsorship has proven to be a great value for us. I have no hesitation to recommend active participation in gatherings and events—it is the real life LinkedIn of Oman.

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Davis Kallukaran: Horwath Mak Ghazali LLC
The joint event ‘New Income Taxes in Oman’ co hosted by Crowe Horwath and OABC was superb in terms of arrangements, audience and the media visibility. Hope to conduct more such events in the future.

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Adil Al-Rahbi:

OABC Membership has provided me with the ability to network at a variety of events that has been invaluable for me to help meet new business contacts, exchange ideas, strengthen existing relationships and introduce our businesses with members. Apart from business, these events have been professionally meaningful and enjoyable from a social perspective as well.

OABC has become an ideal platform to be introduced to wider stakeholders from various sectors in the Sultanate. The OABC team has always been supportive and keep me updated of any event or a networking opportunity.

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Alex Borges: Bahwan Services & Trading LLC.
The OABC is certainly a very popular platform for disseminating information and helping business entities in Oman improve their business contacts and relationships with the USA.
The many forums that OABC has organized on subjects like the FTA, Oman Labour Laws, Doing Business with countries in the region, security protection, etc. have certainly helped the Bahwan Organization. In addition, we enjoy the many Social Events that the OABC organizes to help us get to know the many members in the OABC better.
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Bakul Mehta: Muscat Pharmacy & Stores LLC
OABC has played a significant role to enhance the business relationship between Oman & USA. The information provided to members, guidelines, as well as meetings from time to time, are not only very professional . I have personally learnt quite a bit about US business and possibilities of improving business for Muscat Pharmacy and its principals in the USA. I shall continue to be an active member, and happily recommend OABC Membership to other Omani businesspeople.
Khalid Khan: The Zubair Corporation
After nearly 20 years in the MENA region in a variety of senior roles, I can categorically state that OABC is the most active, capable, efficient, and professionally managed business body I have seen yet.

Other OABC

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Walaa Hamdan: Startup Oman
Since joining OABC, I’ve enjoyed engaging with the organization in general, and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in specific. Being on the committee has provided opportunities to engage with meaningful local initiatives, and support important programs happening across the country
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Neelmani Bhardwaj: AIG MEA Limited
My company has been a premium member of OABC for over 4 years. The OABC is an excellent platform for networking and forging strong business alliances.

I was also part of the Oman Road Show to the US, which was an excellent opportunity to interact with industry leaders from Oman and the US — introductions made during the trip have greatly helped in building strong business connections.

The regularly organized seminars and thought leadership series present topics which are relevant to the issues and challenges being faced in the current economic environment. The OABC is a perfect platform for companies and individuals who want to grow and expand their business locally and internationally to the US

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Iyad Al Chammat: GBM Oman
Our experience with OABC’s newsletter advertising service was great because it generated real business networking opportunities. The process was straightforward and easy. It was very useful!”
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Michael Tsang: Three Pillars Consulting
OACB’s regularly scheduled seminars and networking events have helped to jumpstart our company’s entry into Oman’s marketplace. Better yet, we’ve had the opportunity to help organize and facilitate one of these events, which has been both fruitful and fun at the same time!

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Nuno Neves : Cluster General Manager for Park Inn
When I joined the OABC last year, I was new in Oman. The OABC gave me the privilege of meeting very interesting people and finding possible business leads. The OABC’s gatherings help me connect to the right people, keeping me up to date with Oman’s latest market trends. It’s a place to benefit from the exchange of business ideas, which is also good for my properties.
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Christopher Pike: Hormuz Grand Hotel
It was a pleasure working with the OABC during my time in Oman. The numerous social and business events organized by the OABC facilitated my meeting and forging closer contacts within the Oman business community.

In addition, it enabled me to meet many suppliers of goods and services to serve our business that I would not have otherwise met.

OABC’s support of young Omani entrepreneurs is admirable.

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Mustafa Awwad: NCR Corporation
It was great to attend several of the networking events arranged by the OABC, which tremendously helped our company explore new business opportunities in the wide range of industry verticals in Oman.
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Babu Thomas : Al Siraj Holdings LLC
I’ve always enjoyed attending the OABC’s events and have come across many professionals working in family offices similar to us. The events provided us a platform to interact and share common challenges and opportunities for family offices.

Through these connections, we were able to look into a few interesting business opportunities. My best wishes to the OABC to continue their exemplary work forever.

Tangible Success

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Nitin Sapre: Europcar
I have been a Corporate Member of the OABC for over 4 years in Oman.  The OABC provides a great platform to build productive and meaningful business relationships outside of my own immediate network.

 Europcar has won new business as a result of the relationships we have built through the OABC network. They have also provided me with great opportunities to identify business partners or suppliers whom my company has used for various services. The membership also comes with plenty of interesting value-added activities for Premium members, like visiting the New Muscat Int’l Airport, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre and the various useful seminars on topics of current interest.

The fact that it’s also been great fun along the way is simply the icing on the cake.

 

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Abraham George: Godrej & Khimji (Middle East) LLC.
OABC has organized seminars regarding the Free Trade Agreement ( FTA ) existing between Oman and USA.  As a result, my company is in the process of initiating discussions with US companies to export steel office furniture to USA from our manufacturing facility in Sohar.

Membership in the OABC is an avenue for companies to advance exports to the USA, by learning to take advantage of the FTA and its benefits.

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Ramamoorthy Murali: Al Amana Building Materials
We have immensely benefitted due to our association with OABC, because of which 3M got to know us approximately 3 years ago. We are now their primary dealer for Passive Fire Protection, Industrial Tapes & Adhesives, and now DI-NOC.

Because of this relationship we made through the OABC, we have steadily grown.

Premium Events

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Khalifa Al Mukheini: SIMPA Energy

I can strongly recommend the excellent networking opportunities found through the OABC, often with high-level decision makers here in Oman.  The Premium Member events in particular offer great insights about Oman’s business environment, giving a deeper understanding of the issues and challenges other companies face.  In my opinion, the OABC has shown that the government and private sectors can interact together for the common goal of enhancing commerce and trade.”

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Lawrence Alva: National Training Institute

OABC has been organizing some very fruitful and at the same time enjoyable events which have benefited me personally and my organization.  

I thoroughly enjoyed the OABC organized visits to the new Oman Convention Centre and the new Muscat International Airport. Both these visits were very informative and enjoyable.

I particularly liked the OABC organized talk by HE The Undersecretary of the Planning Commission on the future of Oman’s economy. He provided some very useful insights on where Oman is headed. Several networking events have been very productive in meeting people with whom my organization could explore business association