Nawras, Oman’s customer friendly communications provider, recently showcased its successful ability to establish a robust investor relations function at the Middle East Investor Relations Society Qatar Conference in Doha. The conference examined ways to raise the profile of investor relations amongst companies in the Middle East and its role in the marketing communications mix while addressing the challenges facing listed companies in a competitive business environment.
During an informative panel discussion, Ahmed Al-Humaidi, Investor Relations Manager at Nawras, said, “Good investor relations can not only positively promote the company, but the country as well and enhance access to international capital markets. At Nawras, investor relations is a strategic management role that we take very seriously and one that is part and parcel of our communications approach for reputation and risk management. Our dedicated Investor Relations Department takes a proactive approach and works diligently to enhance the company’s market value and shareholders’ return by ensuring that open, two-way communication channels are established between the company and the wider financial community.”
He added, “Throughout all areas of our operations, we strive to lead by example, acting and communicating with transparency, accountability and integrity to build trust, credibility and goodwill amongst regulators, investors, analysts, media and the general public. This has enabled us to earn a positive reputation as an innovative, customer-centric and responsible organisation while effectively managing and growing our business.”
Al-Humaidi explained that investor relations has the power to change investor attitudes and is now part of corporate governance requirements. Its value and importance should be communicated to all levels of the organisation by conducting a series of internal seminars.
Since its inception seven years ago, Nawras has maintained its long term growth record, returning an operational performance distinguished by improvements across all key benchmarks. The integrated services communications operator deeply cares for the welfare of all its stakeholders and endeavours to enrich the lives of people in Oman through pleasingly different and versatile communication services.