Majlis Meethaq forum hosts CEO of State General Reserve Fund

MUSCAT: Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, in line with the bank’s vision ‘To serve you better, everyday’ and commitment to promoting public-private partnership, hosted Abdulsalam bin Mohammed al Murshidi, Chief Executive Officer of the State General Reserve Fund, in the 15‫th Majlis Meethaq event held at Bank Muscat head office, in the presence of Sulaiman al Yahyai, Deputy Chairman of Bank Muscat, Abdul Razak Ali Issa, Chief Executive, dignitaries, Management Team members and senior officials from the government and private sector institutions. In a wide-ranging discussion at the social and cultural evening, Al Murshidi shared interesting aspects of his personal and professional life and views on the Sultanate’s economy and potential as an investment destination.
The Majlis Meethaq forum is a unique initiative aimed at presenting successful role models and highlighting their achievements to motivate and inspire citizens, especially youth, to attain success in life. The social forum hosts well-known economic, social, religious or cultural persona having an influence on Omani society to motivate citizens with inspirational aspects of their life and career.
The interaction with Al Murshidi focused on his career, personal life, as well as views and perspective on the economy and important social and cultural issues. Al Murshidi highlighted the opportunities and challenges he faced in his career spanning important responsibilities.
During the early days, Al Murshidi set up a start-up venture and later established other business ventures. He enjoyed doing business, some of which were successful and some posed challenges. The business pursuits helped him learn many lessons, especially the need for proper planning to identify investment opportunities and turn challenges into opportunities and gains.
Al Murshidi was associated with several leading investment institutions and companies, serving as a member of Board of Directors, which paved the way for his position with the State General Reserve Fund. He noted that the investment strategy of the Fund is very professional to achieve excellent returns. The Fund has raised its investments in the Sultanate to 10 per cent covering a number of promising sectors such as health, food, real estate, technology, financial and other sectors, he added.
Al Murshidi also highlighted personal achievements and pointed out that citizens must take advantage of opportunities offered by the government for education, training and employment to achieve success in life and career.
Sulaiman al Harthy, Deputy Chief Executive Officer — Islamic Banking, said: “Meethaq is proud to host Abdulsalam bin Mohammed al Murshidi and highlight his contributions as a role model for Omani youth. We thank Al Murshidi for addressing the session and enlightening the audience on opportunities and challenges he faced in making crucial decisions which led to his success.”