Omani British Business Council

The Omani British Business Council (OBBC) is part of the AOS. OBBC is comprised of all AOS corporate members. The Chairman of OBBC is Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, who is a Trustee of the AOS. OBBC is the UK counterpart of the Omani British Friendship Association (OBFA), the Chairman of which is H.E. Maqbool bin Ali Sultan.

The OBBC was formed to promote the close economic and commercial relationship between the Sultanate of Oman and United Kingdom and to develop bilateral trade, investment and other economic partnerships between the two countries. It is the principal conduit within the Society to facilitate and foster the commercial relationships which is part of our unique friendship.

The OBBC, together with OBFA, represent a business development network that can deliver insights and competitive advantage to Omani and UK companies. OBBC can provide corporate members of AOS with material value through:

  • High impact briefings, events and workshops, including:
    • Briefings from senior visiting Omanis;
    • Quarterly breakfast briefings; and
    • An Annual Summer Reception hosted by OBBC for senior Omani visitors;
  • Access to, and engagement with, an exceptional Omani-British network, maintained over decades and constantly updated, at the highest levels of business, academia and government; and
  • Participation in sector-based ad hoc working groups on subjects like fisheries, tourism, higher education, healthcare, infrastructure, new energies/sustainability, and the digital economy.

We welcome applications all year round through the corporate membership application portal.

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H.E. Maqbool Ali Sultan

H.E. Maqbool Ali Sultan

Omani British Friendship Association Chair

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Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO

Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO

Omani British Business Council Chair

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Oliver Blake

Oliver Blake

Trustee - Omani British Business Council Vice Chair

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