Board of Directors

Leading the way forward through its journey of excellence is an extremely focused team of dynamic individuals who constitute the Current Board of Directors:

BD Kanaksi Gokaldas Khimji

Kanaksi Khimji on HM Return

BD Kanaksi Gokaldas Khimji

  • Kanaksi Gokaldas Khimji

    Kanaksi Khimji, the patriarch of the Khimji Family, with his native intelligence combined with his philanthropic mind set, has brought about a positive change in the lives of many.

    He is the senior most Director of the Khimji Ramdas Group; an individual with outstanding track record, not only for his sharp business acumen, but also greatly for his contribution to the community at large.

    Kanaksi Khimji, popularly known as Kanakbhai, born in February 1936, took over the reigns of Khimji Ramdas Group of Companies in 1954, is a visionary who leads by example. He was instrumental in establishing the first English Medium Indian School in Muscat in 1975, making it a year to remember in the history of Education for the Indian Community in the Sultanate. Today, there are 19 such Schools in Oman with over 35,000 students. In 1977, Kanakbhai as one of the founding members set up the Indian Cultural Association which has now metamorphosed into the Indian Social Club. As a pioneering institution for the Indian community in the Sultanate of Oman, it conducts a variety of cultural and social activities with children being the major benefactors.

    In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the growth of the community in Oman, primarily in the areas of arbitration and social activities, Kanakbhai, a scion of the fourth generation of the Khimji family in Oman, was granted Omani Citizenship. He is the first and only person to be bestowed with the honorary title of SHEIKH of the Indian Community by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.

  • Kanaksi Gokaldas Khimji

    Being an ardent lover of Cricket, he founded the "Oman Cricket Club", which now has Omani Players alongside Indian, Pakistani and Srilankan players. He is the Chairman of Oman Cricket Club and has been an active promoter of this game. Shri Kanaksi Khimji is the recent recipient of the prestigious "Pepsi ICC Lifetime Service Award 2011" by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for development of Cricket in Oman. He was instrumental in the Sultanate gaining recognition by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and ICC in the Year 2000.

    Kanakbhai's unstinting social activities are not only limited to Oman. Back in India, the Gokaldas and Mathradas Khimji Family Trust in Kutch - Mandvi, Gujarat, runs three Schools which include an all Girls School and Hostel. The objective of the fund is to provide education to the poorer sections of Society.

    In 2003, Kanakbhai was the presented with the "Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award" by the Govt. Of India in recognition of his zealous commitment to social activities and promoting varied Indian interests in the field of trade. He is the first person from the Gulf Region to be conferred this honor.

    Although a very busy person, Kanakbhai has always found time to promote cultural activities and encourage local talent. He regularly offers assistance to the needy and lends a patient ear to the distraught from all sections of society.

  • Kanaksi Gokaldas Khimji

    He always says… "It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone". Substance of Bhakti is surrender and humility."

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BD Anil Mathradas Khimji

Anil Mathradas Khimji

Accepting business challenges from an early age, he is the guiding force for the growth of global brands in the country, especially in the Watches and Luxury & Lifestyle Categories.

Born in July 1947, Anil M. Khimji completed his higher education from Bombay and started his business career at a very early age. He moved up the corporate ladder at Khimji Ramdas step by step, thus gaining rich experience at eachlevel of businessmanagement. Today, he is one of the senior most Directors' of the Khimji Ramdas Group of Companies – the leading business conglomerate in the Sultanate of Oman. Although he handles various aspects of the company's business, he is deeply involved with the business activities of the Khimji Ramdas Lifestyle Group, which includes the Luxury & Lifestyle Stores and Watches Division.

A well-known and respected figure in the Indian Community in Muscat, Anil Khimji takes keen interest in the Social, Cultural and Educational activities of the Indian Community in Oman. He is associated with various organisations like Indian Social Club, Muscat Gujarati Samaj and Oman Cricket Association.

Ten years ago, Anil Khimji and his brother.Ajay Khimji dedicated a set of awards in memory of their father Late Mathradas Khimji. These awards are conferred every year to the meritorious students studying in the Indian School, Wadi Kabir. Along with his brother, Anil M. Khimji introduced the famous American Computer Education Franchise "FUTUREKIDS" in Oman.

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BD Ajay Mathradas Khimji
  • Ajay Mathradas Khimji

    Ajay Khimji has a career spanning over 30 years in a variety of business, industrial and social associations. He joined the family flagship business, the Khimji Ramdas Group, in 1983, having completed his studies in Mumbai. Established in 1870, the Khimji Ramdas Group is a leading corporate house in the Sultanate of Oman. KR represents over 400 leading global and local brands in a wide spectrum of businesses and services. Its diverse activities make it an ever-present aspect of life in Oman. Today, he is a strategic and board level advisor to the KR Group.

    Ajay Khimji played a key role in turning around the manufacturing units of the Khimji Ramdas Group, namely Strategic Food International and Al Sallan Food Industries, which have since been sold. He remains a board member of Roto Packaging in Dubai.

    In 1996, he established Mosaic LLC (formerly Muscat International Trading Company), a first of its kind IT Training organization in the Sultanate of Oman. Today, Mosaic LLC is a diversified company in the business of ICT, Real Estate, Retail, Event Management, Sports and Investments. It is now run by his two sons, however he remains a board member. He also set up Insys Holdings Private Limited, a Mumbai based investment and administration company.

    Ajay Khimji’s time today is fully dedicated to educational, social and spiritual activities around the world. He has been proactive in pioneering and propagating activities of “The Art of Living Foundation (AOL)” of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in the entire Middle East & North Africa Region. The Foundation is an international humanitarian and educational Non special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.

  • He is an APEX Body Member of the Foundation (Gulf & Middle East). He is also a faculty member of the Art of Living Happiness Program, Art of Silence, All Round Excellence (AE) and Know Your Child (KYC) of Art of Living Foundation. His achievements towards the foundation include setting up the Sri Sri Ayurveda Clinic in Oman, as well as the first Art of Living School in the region, as well as several centers for the foundation’s use across the region. He has taken responsibility for setting up chapters in other Gulf & Middle East Countries, Organizing Workshops, Events as well as initiated interactions with Government & Institutions to introduce the AOL programs. One such example is the introduction of the Youth leadership Training Program (YLTP - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMRM-jVuzwU).

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BD Pankaj Kanaksi Khimji
  • Pankaj Kanaksi Khimji

    Profile Outlook:

    An Omani technocrat businessman with the focus on leverage the immense business potential of emerging Oman to the larger benefits of the Omani society.

    Personal Profile:

    Abuilding construction engineer by qualification, he is a highly experienced businessman with extensive exposure in multi varied public and private responsibilities at the advisory level. He has continuously worked and contributed at the macro level for the betterment of the larger society.

    Current responsibilities and positions:

    Partner Director: Khimji Ramdas LLC: The Company is one of the leading business conglomerates in Sultanate of Oman with 148 years of successful business accomplishments. KR is trusted and respected across Oman. With more than 5000 employees from diverse nationalities and 40 business verticals, KR's business interests are spreadacross Consumer Products, Infrastructure, Lifestyle, Logistics, Hospitality and Technology arenas. KR has enduringly combined business sense with core human values and strong commitment to social responsibilities. As the Partner Director, the role is enabling and guiding KR to achieve sustainable growth, overcoming the global business challenges and enduring economical upheavals.Company web address: www.kr.om/

  • Pankaj Kanaksi Khimji

    Chairman : Oman - India Joint Business Council ( Since- 2007): With the deep understanding of the two cultures across the Arabian sea , in the past six years have facilitated and contributed to better understanding of the entrepreneurs in both countries. The results are experienced in the continued growth and enhanced trade between the two countries .

    Vice-Chairman : Oman Singapore Joint Business Council ( Since 2009) : An opportunity to leverage the learning of two new economies and to enhance the business prospects for higher level association.

    Member: Oman's Contingent for ILO Annual Conference: Has been a member of the Oman's contingent for annual ILO Conference for the past continuous six years. As member, the responsibility has been to project the entrepreneurs' perspectives and issues to facilitate issues being discussed in this international forum.

    Founder Member and Representative: Oman's Committee for Promoting SMEs in Oman ( SANAD) : In order to realize the potentials of the talent pool in the nation, the first premier Organization was formed in 2001 to promote SMEs culture in the country. As a founder member and representative thereafter , has been part of the team which drafted and implemented in the future course of 'SMEs Role' for the growth of the nation.

  • Pankaj Kanaksi Khimji

    Member: Ministerial Committee for influencing Public Private Policy formation and Economic Diversification: Oman has consciously focused on diversifying its economic base and constantly endeavored to include Private sector participation in the inclusive and over all development of the nation. As a member from 2013, the role has been to represent and promote the highest levels of participation of the Private sector for the overall development and also influence the entrepreneurs to participate in exploring the business opportunities in the uncharted potentials of the country.

    Director : Fund for Development of Youth Projects (SAOC): As the responsible citizen of the nation , have contributed immensely towards providing new impetus to the Youth development through this Organization.

    Advisor: The Sultan School Board of Directors: An opportunity to advise the board of directors of this premier institution is being utilized to provide the perspectives of the larger community in grooming the future able citizens of the Oman.

    Executive Board Member at the Development Committee: Asian Cricket Council& Asian Affiliate Representative at ICC (2011-2014): Being an ardent fan of the game, the opportunity enables for projecting the growing Oman Cricket scene in the international arenas.

    Director: Oman Cricket Club: Have facilitated the budding Organization to reach international level of playing and instrumental in establishing basic facilities in coordination with the Ministry of Sports, Oman.

  • Pankaj Kanaksi Khimji

    Founder Promoter: The Chedi MuscatConceived and realised Oman's most Internationallyrecognised Boutique Hotel. The personal contribution has been significant at the time of establishing this property in Oman, against all odds!!!

    Tanfeedh, the national programme for enhancing economic diversification: Committee Member in the Public - Private initiative for Economic Diversification & Steering Committee member for Ease of Doing Business and member, Labour Committee.

    World Economic Forum (2000 onwards): Global Leader for Tomorrow.

    Previous responsibilities and positions held:

    Director, Board of Directors: National Bank of Oman: Have held this position from 1998 to 2003 during which period, as a member of the board, assisted and guided the Institution to achieve premier status among the financial institutions of the country.

    Member : Advisory Council , YUM International ( 1998-2000): YUM which owns and manages Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell across the globe is the umbrella Organization of the leading chain of fast food business spared throughout the world. The Organization is known for its professionalism , standards , quality and Customer service in its deliveries and operations. The opportunity to serve on the Advisory Council is a rarity, which is bestowed with exceptional high level learning opportunity.

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BD Nailesh Kanaksi Khimji
  • Nailesh Kanaksi Khimji

    Nailesh Khimji is a keen student of world economic and community affairs. He is a director/shareholder of the Khimji Ramdas (KR) Group of Companies, one of the largest groups in Oman with diversified business interests in Consumer Products, Lifestyle, Infrastructure and Projects & Logistics.

    He is the founding member of ESHRAQA, the CSR arm of KR that focuses on enhancing thequality of lifeof people through its pillars of Education, Health and Community Well-being.

    He is responsible for strategically guiding, not only the Lifestyle businesses of KR, but takes keen interest in shaping the Social Development causes that the Group has been espousing for the last few years.

    Nailesh serves on the board of the Italy-Oman Friendship Association & also 'HMCI' that owns 'The Chedi Muscat' Hotel. He represents Oman and the Middle East on the Cultural Council for the Foundation de la Haute Horlogerie based out of Geneva, Switzerland. He is currently associated with the OCCI's Economic Committee and various international organizations, including the Entrepreneurs Organization,Young Arab Leaders and Young Presidents Organization, World Economic Forum.

  • As a business leader he has been a mentor and role model under Riyada, an engagement program by the Public Authority for SME Development in Oman.

    Nailesh is interested in Motorsports, but it is fine arts that he has an abiding dedication for. He is an avid collector of paintings and supports budding artists in Oman and abroad.

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BD Kanaksi Gokaldas Khimji

Kanan Kapadia née Khimji

Kanan Kapadia née Khimji was born in Mumbai and brought up in Muscat and had her schooling at the American British Academy. After that, she proceeded to U.K for higher studies and obtained her Bachelors in Graphic Design and Photography from Camberwell College of London.

Ms.Kanan Kapadia née Khimji after her marriage worked for a few years in the field of Advertising in Mumbai. She has a passion for education, particularly on improving children’s education at early formative years, rendering her services at one of the Mumbai’s Premiere Preschool, Sunflower Nursery.

She has recently moved back to Muscat – seeking further diversification of her varied interests at Khimji Ramdas.

BD Hritik Ajay Khimji

Hritik Ajay Khimji

Hritik Khimji, Director of Khimji Ramdas LLC, a conglomerate representing over 100 companies across Middle East and India and Mosaic LLC is a young businessman with long term and proficient goals. His fundamental principle of diversification in business has borne him good results.

He completed his high school at the prestigious Institute Le Rosey in Switzerland, and earns his Bachelors at Babson College in USA.

He keeps his education and work experience in the USA and in Switzerland alive by delving into Private Equity as investment interests with a Global clientele with Rosenblatt International Financial Advisors, a Switzerland based company

His affinity to Football and tennis has encouraged him to invest in Walnut International, a Sports and Media Consultancy firm.

Hritik Khimji has contributed to growth and the development of society in Oman through his volunteer work in establishing the Art of Living Ayurveda clinic and the Art of Living nursery that has given the community a sense of belonging and helping the underprivileged. He continues to actively give time to the cause by overseeing the financial and administration of these not for profit organizations.

For more information please visit www.hritikkhimji.com

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Mihir Ajay Khimji

Mihir Khimji earned his Bachelor's Degree in International Business from Endicott College, Boston, USA. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Business Administration from the University of Bedfordshire in the U.K. as an Executive MBA.

After completing his undergraduate studies in the US, Mihir returned to Oman to join the Mosaic Group of Companies, his affinity to football made him start up the Arsenal Soccer School franchise in Oman (a division of the prestigious Arsenal Football Club in the U.K.).

Mihir has contributed to the growth and development of the society in Oman by being involved in the Art of Living Nursery that has given the community a good quality establishment to educate children in Oman. He continues to give time to this cause by overseeing the administration of this non-profit organization.

In January 2013, Mihir was introduced to the board of Khimji Ramdas LLC, and is looking forward to applying his past experiences and learning new ones at this organisation.

Malvika Pankaj Khimji

Charanjiv Taneja - Executive Director

Charanjiv Tanejais the Executive Director of the Khimji Ramdas group. He has been with the KR Group of companies since 1998.

A Chartered Accountant by profession, he has spent the last 40 years in, Consulting, Banking and Trading/services Industry and has worked in various roles in Audit, Accounting, Finance and Management, of which, over 20 years have been at the Board Level positions as Finance Director/CFO/whole time Director.

His previous employers include ICI Group, Standard Chartered Bank and Johnson & Johnson.

Leading the way forward through its journey of excellence is an extremely focused team of dynamic individuals who constitute the Current Board of Directors:

BD Kanaksi Gokaldas Khimji

Kanaksi Khimji, the patriarch of the Khimji Family, with his native intelligence combined with his philanthropic mind set, has brought about a positive change in the lives of many.

He is the senior most Director of the Khimji Ramdas Group; an individual with outstanding track record, not only for his sharp business acumen, but also greatly for his contribution to the community at large.

Kanaksi Khimji, popularly known as Kanakbhai, born in February 1936, took over the reigns of Khimji Ramdas Group of Companies in 1954, is a visionary who leads by example. He was instrumental in establishing the first English Medium Indian School in Muscat in 1975, making it a year to remember in the history of Education for the Indian Community in the Sultanate. Today, there are 19 such Schools in Oman with over 35,000 students. In 1977, Kanakbhai as one of the founding members set up the Indian Cultural Association which has now metamorphosed into the Indian Social Club. As a pioneering institution for the Indian community in the Sultanate of Oman, it conducts a variety of cultural and social activities with children being the major benefactors.

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the growth of the community in Oman, primarily in the areas of arbitration and social activities, Kanakbhai, a scion of the fourth generation of the Khimji family in Oman, was granted Omani Citizenship. He is the first and only person to be bestowed with the honorary title of SHEIKH of the Indian Community by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.

Being an ardent lover of Cricket, he founded the "Oman Cricket Club", which now has Omani Players alongside Indian, Pakistani and Srilankan players. He is the Chairman of Oman Cricket Club and has been an active promoter of this game. Shri Kanaksi Khimji is the recent recipient of the prestigious "Pepsi ICC Lifetime Service Award 2011" by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for development of Cricket in Oman. He was instrumental in the Sultanate gaining recognition by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and ICC in the Year 2000.

Kanakbhai's unstinting social activities are not only limited to Oman. Back in India, the Gokaldas and Mathradas Khimji Family Trust in Kutch - Mandvi, Gujarat, runs three Schools which include an all Girls School and Hostel. The objective of the fund is to provide education to the poorer sections of Society.

In 2003, Kanakbhai was the presented with the "Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award" by the Govt. Of India in recognition of his zealous commitment to social activities and promoting varied Indian interests in the field of trade. He is the first person from the Gulf Region to be conferred this honor.

Although a very busy person, Kanakbhai has always found time to promote cultural activities and encourage local talent. He regularly offers assistance to the needy and lends a patient ear to the distraught from all sections of society.

He always says… "It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone". Substance of Bhakti is surrender and humility."

BD Kanaksi Gokaldas Khimji

Customer First

"For decades now, Khimji Ramdas has always striven to offer quality products and services to the people in Oman. Our ubiquitous presence, our strong reliable service support, and a deep understanding of the market, has led many global and premium domestic brands to partner with us.

Our credo of 'Customer First' has earned us the abiding faith and trust of all our stakeholders. Today, as our nation's economy becomes stronger, KR stands committed to caring for and enriching the lives of all those we touch with our diverse offerings."

"We are proud of our achievements over the years, yet in all humility see them as milestones in our unending quest for excellence, a journey ignited by passion to be the best and to offer the best.

It's rooted in our core belief of trust, care and commitment, the qualities that will enable us to face the challenges of the future."

Sheikh Kanaksi Gokaldas Khimji
Director
Khimji Ramdas

BD Anil Mathradas Khimji

Accepting business challenges from an early age, he is the guiding force for the growth of global brands in the country, especially in the Watches and Luxury & Lifestyle Categories.

Born in July 1947, Anil M. Khimji completed his higher education from Bombay and started his business career at a very early age. He moved up the corporate ladder at Khimji Ramdas step by step, thus gaining rich experience at eachlevel of businessmanagement. Today, he is one of the senior most Directors' of the Khimji Ramdas Group of Companies – the leading business conglomerate in the Sultanate of Oman. Although he handles various aspects of the company's business, he is deeply involved with the business activities of the Khimji Ramdas Lifestyle Group, which includes the Luxury & Lifestyle Stores and Watches Division.

A well-known and respected figure in the Indian Community in Muscat, Anil Khimji takes keen interest in the Social, Cultural and Educational activities of the Indian Community in Oman. He is associated with various organisations like Indian Social Club, Muscat Gujarati Samaj and Oman Cricket Association.

Ten years ago, Anil Khimji and his brother.Ajay Khimji dedicated a set of awards in memory of their father Late Mathradas Khimji. These awards are conferred every year to the meritorious students studying in the Indian School, Wadi Kabir. Along with his brother, Anil M. Khimji introduced the famous American Computer Education Franchise "FUTUREKIDS" in Oman.

BD Anil Mathradas Khimji

The Last Word
(Signature Magazine, May 2010)

"What worries me most is when I find people working for me losing their smile. It immediately sets me thinking - is there something that I could have done to have stopped that from happening! I do believe that if people around me are not genuinely happy, one's own sense of well-being will be short lived. Make sure there are smiles around you at home or at work."

Anil M. Khimji
Director
Khimji Ramdas

BD Ajay Mathradas Khimji

Ajay Khimji has a career spanning over 30 years in a variety of business, industrial and social associations. He joined the family flagship business, the Khimji Ramdas Group, in 1983, having completed his studies in Mumbai. Established in 1870, the Khimji Ramdas Group is a leading corporate house in the Sultanate of Oman. KR represents over 400 leading global and local brands in a wide spectrum of businesses and services. Its diverse activities make it an ever-present aspect of life in Oman. Today, he is a strategic and board level advisor to the KR Group.

Ajay Khimji played a key role in turning around the manufacturing units of the Khimji Ramdas Group, namely Strategic Food International and Al Sallan Food Industries, which have since been sold. He remains a board member of Roto Packaging in Dubai.

In 1996, he established Mosaic LLC (formerly Muscat International Trading Company), a first of its kind IT Training organization in the Sultanate of Oman. Today, Mosaic LLC is a diversified company in the business of ICT, Real Estate, Retail, Event Management, Sports and Investments. It is now run by his two sons, however he remains a board member. He also set up Insys Holdings Private Limited, a Mumbai based investment and administration company.

Ajay Khimji’s time today is fully dedicated to educational, social and spiritual activities around the world. He has been proactive in pioneering and propagating activities of “The Art of Living Foundation (AOL)” of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in the entire Middle East & North Africa Region. The Foundation is an international humanitarian and educational Non special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.

He is an APEX Body Member of the Foundation (Gulf & Middle East). He is also a faculty member of the Art of Living Happiness Program, Art of Silence, All Round Excellence (AE) and Know Your Child (KYC) of Art of Living Foundation. His achievements towards the foundation include setting up the Sri Sri Ayurveda Clinic in Oman, as well as the first Art of Living School in the region, as well as several centers for the foundation’s use across the region. He has taken responsibility for setting up chapters in other Gulf & Middle East Countries, Organizing Workshops, Events as well as initiated interactions with Government & Institutions to introduce the AOL programs. One such example is the introduction of the Youth leadership Training Program (YLTP - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMRM-jVuzwU).

BD Ajay Mathradas Khimji

A Day In The Life Of A CEO
(Oman Economic Review, July 2004)

"I take each day as it comes. In business, there are lots of ups and downs, but I try to handle things in a peaceful manner, especially while dealing with problems."

"I practice my Art of Living breathing regimen daily and do a bit of meditation too. I am enjoying it. Attending the course has helped me to start accepting things as they are, and I have started handling situations in a better way."

Ajay M. Khimji
Director
Khimji Ramdas

BD Pankaj Kanaksi Khimji

Profile Outlook:

An Omani technocrat businessman with the focus on leverage the immense business potential of emerging Oman to the larger benefits of the Omani society.

Personal Profile:

Abuilding construction engineer by qualification, he is a highly experienced businessman with extensive exposure in multi varied public and private responsibilities at the advisory level. He has continuously worked and contributed at the macro level for the betterment of the larger society.

Current responsibilities and positions:

Partner Director: Khimji Ramdas LLC: The Company is one of the leading business conglomerates in Sultanate of Oman with 148 years of successful business accomplishments. KR is trusted and respected across Oman. With more than 5000 employees from diverse nationalities and 40 business verticals, KR's business interests are spreadacross Consumer Products, Infrastructure, Lifestyle, Logistics, Hospitality and Technology arenas. KR has enduringly combined business sense with core human values and strong commitment to social responsibilities. As the Partner Director, the role is enabling and guiding KR to achieve sustainable growth, overcoming the global business challenges and enduring economical upheavals.Company web address: www.kr.om/

Chairman : Oman - India Joint Business Council ( Since- 2007): With the deep understanding of the two cultures across the Arabian sea , in the past six years have facilitated and contributed to better understanding of the entrepreneurs in both countries. The results are experienced in the continued growth and enhanced trade between the two countries .

Vice-Chairman : Oman Singapore Joint Business Council ( Since 2009) : An opportunity to leverage the learning of two new economies and to enhance the business prospects for higher level association.

Member: Oman's Contingent for ILO Annual Conference: Has been a member of the Oman's contingent for annual ILO Conference for the past continuous six years. As member, the responsibility has been to project the entrepreneurs' perspectives and issues to facilitate issues being discussed in this international forum.

Founder Member and Representative: Oman's Committee for Promoting SMEs in Oman ( SANAD) : In order to realize the potentials of the talent pool in the nation, the first premier Organization was formed in 2001 to promote SMEs culture in the country. As a founder member and representative thereafter , has been part of the team which drafted and implemented in the future course of 'SMEs Role' for the growth of the nation.

Member: Ministerial Committee for influencing Public Private Policy formation and Economic Diversification: Oman has consciously focused on diversifying its economic base and constantly endeavored to include Private sector participation in the inclusive and over all development of the nation. As a member from 2013, the role has been to represent and promote the highest levels of participation of the Private sector for the overall development and also influence the entrepreneurs to participate in exploring the business opportunities in the uncharted potentials of the country.

Director : Fund for Development of Youth Projects (SAOC): As the responsible citizen of the nation , have contributed immensely towards providing new impetus to the Youth development through this Organization.

Advisor: The Sultan School Board of Directors: An opportunity to advise the board of directors of this premier institution is being utilized to provide the perspectives of the larger community in grooming the future able citizens of the Oman.

Executive Board Member at the Development Committee: Asian Cricket Council& Asian Affiliate Representative at ICC (2011-2014): Being an ardent fan of the game, the opportunity enables for projecting the growing Oman Cricket scene in the international arenas.

Director: Oman Cricket Club: Have facilitated the budding Organization to reach international level of playing and instrumental in establishing basic facilities in coordination with the Ministry of Sports, Oman.

Founder Promoter: The Chedi MuscatConceived and realised Oman's most Internationallyrecognised Boutique Hotel. The personal contribution has been significant at the time of establishing this property in Oman, against all odds!!!

Tanfeedh, the national programme for enhancing economic diversification: Committee Member in the Public - Private initiative for Economic Diversification & Steering Committee member for Ease of Doing Business and member, Labour Committee.

World Economic Forum (2000 onwards): Global Leader for Tomorrow.

Previous responsibilities and positions held:

Director, Board of Directors: National Bank of Oman: Have held this position from 1998 to 2003 during which period, as a member of the board, assisted and guided the Institution to achieve premier status among the financial institutions of the country.

Member : Advisory Council , YUM International ( 1998-2000): YUM which owns and manages Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell across the globe is the umbrella Organization of the leading chain of fast food business spared throughout the world. The Organization is known for its professionalism , standards , quality and Customer service in its deliveries and operations. The opportunity to serve on the Advisory Council is a rarity, which is bestowed with exceptional high level learning opportunity.

BD Pankaj Kanaksi Khimji

A Way Forward
Retail Interview
(Oxford Business Group, The Report - Oman 2010)

"The mall syndrome is bound to bite into smaller Omani retailers. At the same time entrepreneurial ventures and small businesses will play an important role in job creation and Omanisation, so small-scale retail operations have a chance to lead as well. The government, too, needs to lend more support and encouragement to smaller businesses, which it is starting to do. Some have criticized Omanisation as a detriment to revenue streams. No doubt it presents operational challenges to businesses, but it is the only way forward."

Pankaj K. Khimji
Director
Khimji Ramdas

Nailesh Khimji is a keen student of world economic and community affairs. He is a director/shareholder of the Khimji Ramdas (KR) Group of Companies, one of the largest groups in Oman with diversified business interests in Consumer Products, Lifestyle, Infrastructure and Projects & Logistics.

He is the founding member of ESHRAQA, the CSR arm of KR that focuses on enhancing thequality of life​of people through its pillars of Education, Health and Community Well-being.

​He is responsible for strategically guiding, not only the Lifestyle businesses of KR, but takes keen interest in shaping the Social Development causes that the Group has been espousing​ for the last few years.

Nailesh serves on the board of the Italy-Oman Friendship Association & also ‘HMCI’ that owns ‘The Chedi Muscat’ Hotel. He represents Oman and the Middle East on the Cultural Council for the Foundation de la Haute Horlogerie based out of Geneva, Switzerland. He is currently associated with the OCCI's Economic Committee and various international organizations, including the Entrepreneurs Organization,Young Arab Leaders and Young Presidents Organization, World Economic Forum.>

​ As a business leader he has been a mentor and role model under Riyada, an engagement program by the Public Authority for SME Development in Oman.  

​Nailesh is interested in Motorsports, but it is fine arts that he has an abiding dedication for. He is an avid collector of paintings and supports budding artists in Oman and abroad.

Share Your Experiences
(Oman Economic Review, March 2010)

"The Best Advice that I ever got is - Share experiences! Don't give advice!

This is part of the training we must undergo whilst joining a forum as a member of the EO (Entrepreneurs Organisation).What it means is that when someone approaches you with an issue or a situation, don't undermine the person by giving advice. (i.e) avoid the sentence "I think you should...." Share your experiences instead, good and bad both. (i.e) "I (or a person I know) had a similar situation, and did (so and so) and the result was (so and so)..."

Hence the person can decide which direction he/she would like to take all the while keeping their self esteem intact! This keeps you to respect others and vice versa..."

Nailesh K. Khimji
Director
Khimji Ramdas

Kanan Kapadia

Kanan Kapadia née Khimji was born in Mumbai and brought up in Muscat and had her schooling at the American British Academy. After that, she proceeded to U.K for higher studies and obtained her Bachelors in Graphic Design and Photography from Camberwell College of London.

Ms.Kanan Kapadia née Khimji after her marriage worked for a few years in the field of Advertising in Mumbai. She has a passion for education, particularly on improving children’s education at early formative years, rendering her services at one of the Mumbai’s Premiere Preschool, Sunflower Nursery.

She has recently moved back to Muscat – seeking further diversification of her varied interests at Khimji Ramdas.

BD Hritik Ajay Khimji

Hritik Khimji, Director of Khimji Ramdas LLC, a conglomerate representing over 100 companies across Middle East and India and Mosaic LLC is a young businessman with long term and proficient goals. His fundamental principle of diversification in business has borne him good results.

He completed his high school at the prestigious Institute Le Rosey in Switzerland, and earns his Bachelors at Babson College in USA.

He keeps his education and work experience in the USA and in Switzerland alive by delving into Private Equity as investment interests with a Global clientele with Rosenblatt International Financial Advisors, a Switzerland based company

His affinity to Football and tennis has encouraged him to invest in Walnut International, a Sports and Media Consultancy firm.

Hritik Khimji has contributed to growth and the development of society in Oman through his volunteer work in establishing the Art of Living Ayurveda clinic and the Art of Living nursery that has given the community a sense of belonging and helping the underprivileged. He continues to actively give time to the cause by overseeing the financial and administration of these not for profit organizations.

For more information please visit www.hritikkhimji.com

BD Hritik Ajay Khimji

A Good Advertisement
(Business Today, March 2010)

"In my opinion, the success of a good ad is simple: does the viewer/customer remember that piece of advertising for more than 30 seconds? If the answer to that question is yes, then the goal has been achieved. Remembering the ad is one thing, the ad resulting in increase in sales is another. The question that needs to be asked is that how many more people have bought or tried the product because they have seen the ad? Advertising companies spend hours and hours researching human behavior and understand what the consumer wants. I, for one, am a sports fan and I ensure that any new product that is advertised during my favorite games is at the back of mind to either try or find out more on the internet!"

Hritik A. Khimji
Director
Khimji Ramdas

Mihir Khimji earned his Bachelor's Degree in International Business from Endicott College, Boston, USA. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Business Administration from the University of Bedfordshire in the U.K. as an Executive MBA.

After completing his undergraduate studies in the US, Mihir returned to Oman to join the Mosaic Group of Companies, his affinity to football made him start up the Arsenal Soccer School franchise in Oman (a division of the prestigious Arsenal Football Club in the U.K.).

Mihir has contributed to the growth and development of the society in Oman by being involved in the Art of Living Nursery that has given the community a good quality establishment to educate children in Oman. He continues to give time to this cause by overseeing the administration of this non-profit organization.

In January 2013, Mihir was introduced to the board of Khimji Ramdas LLC, and is looking forward to applying his past experiences and learning new ones at this organisation.

Charanjiv Tanejais the Executive Director of the Khimji Ramdas group. He has been with the KR Group of companies since 1998.

A Chartered Accountant by profession, he has spent the last 40 years in, Consulting, Banking and Trading/services Industry and has worked in various roles in Audit, Accounting, Finance and Management, of which, over 20 years have been at the Board Level positions as Finance Director/CFO/whole time Director.

His previous employers include ICI Group, Standard Chartered Bank and Johnson & Johnson.