Final message from Immediate Past Chair 2016/17

Dear branch members,

It was my great honor in serving as the Chair of Oman Branch for 2016/17. It was an immense opportunity for me in this leading role. We strived very hard and tried to change the face of IOSH presence in Oman. We set strategy and moved forward for multi focus targets and driven initiatives for branch continuous development.

We made positive attempts to outreach wider HSE fertinity in Oman and succeeded by increasing presence in branch meeting by triple fold. We had good association with regulatory authorities and reached them through our active participation through conferences and seminars. We showed our presence to Ministry of Oil & Gas, Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of social development, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Transport, ROP etc. We had good collaboration with OPAL and partnering with them helped to reach wider Operators, Contracting companies and institutions.

We had lot of initiatives for the branch members development and organized 5 branch meetings and also extended our presence in 5 conferences in the year.

During my tenure I tried to kept openness and transparency and put all efforts with support of other committee members in making IOSH Oman Branch recognition even at International level. If during my tenure, I hurted anybody through my decisions, approach or actions, I apologies deeply from my heart.

I am stepping down from the position leaving the foundation for the further growth of the branch & members. I will be always around to support the professionals and members. I wish all members a prosperous future and positive association with IOSH.

I have attached the Chair's report for 2016-17 for your kind perusal.

Neelesh Sogani
Oman Branch Chair 2016/17