Muscat: Elections of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) for the board membership (2022-2026) received rousing applaud from a number of voters and candidates contesting the elections. In particular, they commended the electronic processing of elections and organized arrangements set in place.
In comments to Oman News Agency (ONA), Mustafa Ahmed Salman, Board Chairman of United Securities LLC, praised the electoral process, hoping that the new OCCI board would meet the aspirations of the private sector.
Eng. Siham Ahmed Al Harthy, CEO of Siham Development and Investment Company, affirmed that the big turnout reflects public awareness about OCCI’s role. She urged successful candidates to show responsibility and realize their vision by boosting the performance of the OCCI in the next stage.
Dr. Ahmed Badr, an investor in the field of health, expressed his deep appreciation for the efforts undertaken by the parties implementing the new OCCI system. He valued the addition of a seat for foreign investors on the OCCI board, noting that the step underscores the significance accorded to investment in Oman.
The existence of a foreign investor on the OCCI board constitutes a link between investors and the government, said Dr. Ahmed Badr.