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Oman Air has appointed Paul Gregorowitsch as its new CEO. Oman Air's chairman, HE Darwish bin Ismail bin Ali Al Balushi, hailed it as the start of a new chapter in the illustrious development, at local, regional and international levels, of the national carrier of the Sultanate. HE welcomed Gregorowitsch to Oman Air, saying, "On behalf of the board of directors of Oman Air, I would like to welcome Paul Gregorowitsch to the position of CEO. Gregorowitsch has vast experience in international airline management and his commercial expertise will be of immense benefit to Oman Air during its current phase, as well as in its next phase, where the company will experienceexpansion and evolution in terms of the strength of its fleet, the destinations it flies to, its operational network and commercial activities."

Gregorowitsch, a citizen of the Netherlands, joins Oman Air from Air Berlin, where, having joined the company in 2011, he sat on its management board with responsibility for the carrier's commercial activities. Air Berlin is one of Europe's leading airlines with a network of 171 destinations. Prior to joining Air Berlin, he was, from 2007 to 2011, president and CEO of Amsterdam-based passenger and cargo airline Martinair Holland NV, where he implemented successful restructuring measures to bring the company back into profit in record time. Gregorowitsch has also held a series of international management positions within Air France-KLM, rising to executive vice president commercial.

He was part of the executive team that was responsible for amalgamating the passenger divisions of Air France and KLM, and was a member of the alliance steering Committee of Northwest Airlines and KLM.

Nissan has announced the appointment of Roland Buerk as senior director in charge of communications for the Africa, Middle East and India region. Buerk, currently general manager, Global Corporate Communications, Nissan Motor Co Ltd., will report to Takashi Hata, senior vice president and chairman for the Africa, Middle East and India region, and Jeff Kuhlman, vice president global communications.As Nissan continues to experience rapid growth in the Africa, Middle East and India region, Buerk will lead communications efforts for the company based in Dubai.

The board of directors of Oman Investment and Finance Co (OIFC) announced the appointment of Said Ahmed Safrar as the new CEO. Safrar holds an MBA degree from the University of Hull, Yorkshire, UK. He is a professional with more than 20 years of experience in bankingand telecom sector. His last position was the chief customer experience officer in Oman Qatari Telecommunication Co. (Nawras) prior to his joining OIFC. He also held membership on the board of OIFC prior to his appointment as CEO. He is currently serving on the board of different companies in both private and government sectors.

The board of directors of Oman Oil Company (OOC) announced the appointment of Eng Isam bin Saud

Al Zadjali as the new CEO of Oman Oil Company. Al Zadjali joins the company with over two decades of experience in the Oil and Gas sector, having previously served as senior vice president,business development for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region at Occidental and president of Occidental Oman. With over 40 investments in 15 countries, OOC continues to drive economic diversification and growth, by facilitating the transfer of knowledge and technology to maximise the value of Oman's natural resources.

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Publication:Oman Economic Review (OER)
Geographic Code:7OMAN
Date:Sep 27, 2014
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