The Oman American Business Council (AmCham Oman) hosted it’s first-ever U.S. Alumni networking evening in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Oman. The evening was a celebration for Omani citizens and residents who studied at U.S. universities and attended U.S. cultural programs. The event was attended by more than 300 alumni representing 92 U.S. colleges and universities.
The celebration was designed to provide a platform for alumni to reconnect to fellow alumni and renew the positive connection with their educational experiences. “Not only did it strengthen my professional network it brought back wonderful memories as well” commented Ahmed Al Balushi, California State University Northridge class of 2019.
Junaid “Jay” Munir, Deputy Chief of Mission was the guest of honor at the event and emphasized how education advances one of the most important parts of the U.S.-Oman relationship: people-to-people ties. Nabila Al Amri, Culture and Engagement Executive at Oman Flour Mills Company, also spoke at the event. Ms. Amri shared her experience and learnings while participating in the 2016 Goldman Sachs-U.S. Dept of State 10,000 women entrepreneurs program at Harvard Business School.
The U.S. Alumni event was held at the Sheraton Oman Hotel and guests enjoyed an American themed buffet while Muscat based band The What provided played a diverse range of American classics.
As the official affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce in Oman (AmCham Oman), the OABC promotes understanding, partnerships & other matters of mutual economic interest between business communities in Oman and the United States.
Formed in 2003, the OABC’s mission is to foster the development of commercial activity between Oman and the United States. With more than 25 events annually and over 160 member companies, OABC is Oman’s most active business center and networking group.