Muscat: Members of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) Board today elected Eng Ridha bin Juma al Saleh as Chairman after the chairman’s post fell vacant.
The Board also elected Ali bin Salim al Hajri as Deputy Chairman of the OCCI Board for Administrative and Financial Affairs and Dr Salim bin Sleyem al Junaibi as Deputy Chairman of the OCCI Board for Economic and Branch Affairs.
Membership of the new Board will last till 2022.
Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, on Sunday met OCCI Board members after the end of elections. He underscored the OCCI’s keenness to support and facilitate the mission of the private sector.
Al Yousef called upon the OCCI Board to consider revising the OCCI system in a manner that copes with the requirements of the next stage of rejuvenated renaissance in the Sultanate under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik.
Earlier, Al Yousef issued a ministerial decision to form an election committee to see to elections and vacant seats at the OCCI under the chairmanship of Dr Saleh bin Said Masan, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion. –ONA