28th May 2014

People

Ammar Al Saleh Executive Vice Chairman - OHI Group

Ammar Al Saleh
Executive Vice Chairman - OHI Group

A Business Management graduate from Westminster University, UK. After completing his education in the U.K., he started his career in the banking sector of Oman, in various roles. He is presently the Executive Director of OHI Group of Companies. He has been integral to the growth of the organization into many sectors, particularly travel & tourism, logistics and Electronics. He has also been instrumental in the many achievements of the organization, and continues to inspire its success. Besides being a Director on the Board of OHI SAOC, he has been on the board of Computer Stationery Industry SAOG and National Hospitality Institute SAOG.

Narayan Iyer
General Manager

Over 25 years of advertising and communications experience in India and Middle East. 10 years experience as heading the advertising business in Dubai including Strategy Planning, Account Management, Media and PR. Experience spanning Asia and Middle East Markets. Working with Financial and Banking accounts ranging from Mashreq Bank and their Islamic Division Badr Al Islami, Union National Bank Abu Dhabi, Emirates Islamic Bank, UTI AMC, Principal IDBI and Alliance Mutual Fund in India. Bank of Baroda and Centurion Bank in India

Connect with Narayan on LinkedIn: om.linkedin.com/pub/narayan-iyer/26/72/740

Srikanth Viswanathan
Associate General Manager

Over 15 years in integrated marketing communications. Over 3 years in a leadership role in managing the agency business as a whole. 6 years in all in account management, including account planning, brand strategy, media planning and relations, PR, events and new media communications, and an equal number of years as a creative in the advertising business. Working with Banks in Oman since 2004 across multiple service disciplines Experience through account responsibilities held on bank muscat, Bank Dhofar and alizz islamic bank

Connect with Srikanth on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/viswanathansrikanth

Wyle Dura
Client Relations Director

Over 15 years of branding consultation experience working with highly successful brands in Oman and the region including National Gas, NGC Energy, SDTI, NMH, Al Mouj, Shell, CMA, MSM, SQU and OAMC. Hands on business and creative communications ensuring a successful delivery of brand and creative requirements.

In addition to being fluent in Arabic and English, Wyle is a Business Administration graduate with excellent data analysis, project management, communication and reporting skills.

Mahesh Anvekar,
Creative Director

Mahesh has close to 20 years in advertising, has previously worked with multinational agencies like Draft FCB and BBDO on brands like Wrigley's, Wipro, Compaq ,Wipro Infotech, Wrangler etc. Has been with OHI Advertising since 2001. Is responsible for the agency’s creative product. He has been instrumental in driving successful branding projects for clients like Sharakah, Ministry of Sports, bank muscat, meethaq, al izz Islamic bank, Oman Gas Co. PDO.

Connect with Mahesh on LinkedIn: om.linkedin.com/pub/mahesh-anawekar/a0/839/15

Vinu George,
Creative Director

Vinu has been one of the mainstays in the creative department. She has over 15 years of advertising experience with Everest DY&R, DraftFCB &Temple Advertising. Has worked on leading global brands like Compaq Computers, Wipro Corporate, MTV Style, Le Meridien hotels and the Taj Group amongst others. With OHI Advertising for 4 years as the lead copywriter. She has been one of the major contributors to campaigns for bank muscat, Bank Dhofar , Meethaq and alizz islamic bank communications.

Amal Al Rashdi
Associate Creative Director

Amal forms a critical part of the creative team with a strong local point of view . She has been with OHI for 4 years as an Arabic writer on all major clients. Worked in the logistics industry before joining advertising, handling client requests for translating and formatting financial data amongst other. An able team player, passionate about communication with a keen eye for detail.

Babu Kolaikkal
Sr. Art Director

Neston Moras
Sr. Account Manager

6 years in marketing communications. Worked for 2 years in Mumbai, India in HAKUHODO Percept on brands across different categories. Nahar Group, Bajaj Allianz, Bharti, ICPCI, Victorinox, Congress (All India Campaign) etc. were some of the brands he worked on. 4 years of advertising and marketing in Oman. He has handled clients from the banking, telecom, retail, hospitality industry etc. Neston has done his schooling in Oman and brings in a unique local perceptive to the mix.  

Alya Ghulam Mohammed Al Balushi
Client Relations Executive

Benny Thomas
Account Director

Over eight years of experience working on a portfolio of leading brands across various sectors​ like banking, insurance, FMCG, entertainment media, logistics, etc. He has handled accounts like bank muscat, Al Madina Takaful, Nabil biscuits, The Research Council of Oman, Zee Khana Khazana, Reliance Digital, Zee corporate, Only Vimal, Nitco, Adhiraj Constructions, Glenmark, Radio city, Zee Q, Zee Learn (MLSI), Quiksilver and Kenneth Cole (Reliance Brands), VoxPop, etc.

Benny has done his MBA from Mumbai and brings a fresh perspective with his experience on commercials that work for both mainline and social media.

Safa Hamed Al Sabahi
Client Relations Executive