Thursday, 15 Apr 2021
Pankaj Khimji, director, Khimji Ramdas (KR), gave a highly empowering and motivational speech to the newly inducted Omani management trainees, encapsulating KR’s rich cultural and business heritage.

KR’s wealthy enterprise heritage spotlighted for new management trainees

Speaking at the occasion held at Khimji Training Institute, Azaiba, lately, he spotlighted the group’s illustrious journey constructed on decades of trust, care and commitment towards the folks of Oman. Khimji acquainted the young audience to Khimji Ramdas’ entrepreneurial bent of thoughts combined with sincere social investments which has produced it a single of Oman’s revered achievement stories.

Welcoming the 42 vibrant Omani guys and females, he stated, “Today, KR is an ingenious modern enterprise that strongly believes in ‘People Power’. Our employees have made us who we are today and continue to remain our strongest source of inspiration. Moving forward, together we will build the new history of Khimji Ramdas.”

Highlighting the important achievements of Khimji Ramdas beneath the benevolent leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, he talked about KR’s assistance towards the improvement and development of socioeconomic prosperity of neighborhood communities.

He stated, “I vividly recall the journey of Khimji Ramdas Group in the early years my excellent excellent grandfather Ramdas utilized to travel from Kutch, Gujarat in India on the spice-route and it was significantly later that his son established the initial enterprise base in Sur in the 1880s.

“Gokaldas, his eldest son, took over the reins and was able to swiftly establish long lasting relationships. One such example was the first water supply channel to Sur; it was the first public private partnership with Said bin Taimur al Said. My grandfather was open to new ideas; his adept approach to social commitments was accepted and appreciated by all. He opened the first school in Jalan in the 1970s. Later, he had an opportunity to open a clinic in Ibra and brought an ambulance to support the local needs. That was the first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of KR in the yesteryears when such facilities were sparingly available across Oman.”

On the enterprise front, he stated, “Over numerous decades our alliances have helped inspire sustainable improvement beyond borders. Today, these extremely bonds have helped us develop on strategic partnerships with top international corporations to invest into Oman.

“We were the original sponsors of shell in Oman. Shell became the partner of PDO and PDO was formed. Our lasting relationships with our partners helped us start as a construction company; we helped build the extension to the first airport in Bait al Falaj; the first fort near the southernmost border of Yemen was built by Khimji Ramdas in the 1960s.”

As he welcomed the Omani management trainees into the KR Family, he stated, “We are a family of around 5,000 people now, like a little kabila. We have the unique privilege of having many of our staff and their family members still working with us. It is the care for our employees, our customers, our partners that have made us what we are today.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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