Oman Air unveils ‘Transformation Plan’ for progress

The meeting was attended by Oman Air CEO Abdulaziz Al-Raisi and the airline’s employees.
Updated 10 September 2019

Oman Air unveils ‘Transformation Plan’ for progress

Oman Air has unveiled a transformation program, which calls on the airline’s workers across all levels to deliver operational improvements and work with an empowered focus to deliver continuous progress.

In discussing the development with airline employees on Tuesday, Oman Air CEO Abdulaziz Al-Raisi said the “Transformation Plan,” established over several months with company-wide input, is thoughtful and practical, and that Oman Air’s staff must meet these challenges.

“A transformation program is not an easy task,” he said at the meeting with hundreds of Oman Air employees, and stressed the critical role of every individual in the program’s success. “All of us, we need to drive this program.”

The Transformation Plan includes specific matters such as fleet harmonization, organizational restructuring and increased digital transformation, and calls on employees to think about what can be improved and come forward with their suggestions.

The plan also extends to Oman Air’s leaders who are committed to steer the airline to reach the planned goals by 2023, said the chief executive, who joined the company 35 years ago as an engineering trainee in the Engineering Division.

Al-Raisi emphasized that his vast experience within the airline leaves him confident that all of his colleagues will continue to build and maintain its on-going momentum.

“Our Transformation Plan requires major changes, which can be disruptive, but we work in an industry of constant disruption and we must be proactive,” he said. “We have every reason to believe that all of our people will deliver the results we need.”


Ras Al-Khaimah to host Mideast’s first ‘business Oscars’

Updated 16 September 2019

Ras Al-Khaimah to host Mideast’s first ‘business Oscars’

The Stevie Awards, known widely as the “business Oscars,” has reached an agreement for a strategic partnership with Ras Al-Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RAK Chamber) for the first annual Middle East Stevie Awards to be held in Ras Al-Khaimah in February 2020.
The Middle East Stevie Awards will recognize innovation in the workplace from across 17 MENA countries and the awards program and gala prize-giving ceremony will be held in Ras Al-Khaimah for the first three years and at least every other year thereafter. The announcement was accompanied by a call from Stevie Awards for entries for the inaugural edition.
“Hosting the inaugural edition of the Middle East Stevie Awards here in Ras Al-Khaimah is a significant accomplishment, and another noteworthy milestone to add to the emirate’s successful track record, continuing on the same path of progress that has been taking place across all sectors, in line with the directives of our wise leadership,” said Mohamed Ali Al-Nuaimi, chairman of RAK Chamber.
“I was extremely gratified when the RAK Chamber approached us about partnering with them on a new Stevie Awards program for the Middle East and North Africa,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and executive chairman of the Stevie Awards. “We have recognized the achievements of executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations across the region for many years in our other programs. The time is right for the region to have its own Stevie’s program. We are excited to launch the Middle East Stevie Awards, and look forward to the first gathering of Stevie Award winners in the program in Ras Al-Khaimah in February.”