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Omran appoints new chief executive officer

Following a restructuring programme, Omran's executive management team has appointed James Wilson to the position of chief executive officer

James Wilson has been appointed to the position of chief executive officer.
James Wilson has been appointed to the position of chief executive officer.

The board of directors for Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has announced the appointment of James Wilson as chief executive officer.

Wilson will lead the company on its mission to contribute to Oman’s growing tourism industry, a sector that has seen an increasing focus from the government as part of economic diversification efforts.

Wilson joins Omran with more than 25 years of experience in the tourism, real estate, and hotel development sectors. His experience includes the development and acquisition of prestigious tourism destinations across Europe, the GCC and Africa, including Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE, Pine Cliffs & Quinta Do Lago in Portugal, and The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.

A statement released by Omran'sboard of directors said: "The appointment comes as Omran enters a new phase of development with a renewed mandate on the delivery of unique tourism destinations and innovative urban projects across the Sultanate. Wilson’s depth of experience and knowledge of the tourism and real estate development sector will significantly contribute towards the continued implementation of Omran’s ambitious vision and strategy."

Following the recent restructuring outcome, the executive management team has taken a number of strategic steps that allow room for further growth and new developments.

The company is currently implementing a fresh strategy, in keeping with the Sultanate’s National Tourism strategy.

Omran contends that its newly formed subsidiaries are well placed to take full advantage of their respective business plans.

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