(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Oman Qatar Insurance Company (OQIC) recently held a grand opening ceremony for its corporate and retail branches and introduced a revolutionary 'Insurance-on-Call' service.
Held at Grand Hyatt Muscat, the opening ceremony witnessed the presence of many dignitaries and government officials, including the directors, industry experts, prominent business leaders, associates and partners, and OQIC employees.
H E Sheikh Khalid bin Omar bin Said al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service, unveiled a commemorative plaque during the opening of the new corporate office and retail branch at Al Khuwair in the presence of Ahmed Ali al Maamari, vice president – insurance sector at the Capital Market Authority, H E Ali bin Fahad al Hajri, Ambassador of Qatar to Oman, and H E Khalaf Ahmed al Mannai, chairman of OQIC.
In his welcome address, H E Mannai said, 'The bilateral relations between Oman and Qatar have grown in leaps and bounds. Thanks to the shared vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, this successful relation has manifested in forming new synergies, new agreements and cooperation projects.'
He further said, 'OQIC's vision aligns with its parent Qatar Insurance Group, which is to continue its drive for achieving further growth and operational excellence through innovation, diversification and responsible leadership. Pursuant to this vision, OQIC aspires to play a key role in enhancing the bilateral ties between the two countries and be a key contributor in Oman's economic welfare.'
Navin Kumar, CEO of OQIC said, 'OQIC's journey in Oman started in 2004 and the company has grown from strength to strength to where it is today. Building a sound reputation by providing exemplary insurance services in all sectors, OQIC has reflected strong growth and consistent performance. We are proud to announce the opening of our new corporate office in Oman, which stands testimony to our belief in excellence.'
The new corporate office of OQIC is situated in the heart of the business district in Al Khuwair. Reflecting OQIC's ambition and commitment to the sultanate, it provides a harmonious and dynamic environment for people to work and collaborate in. The office hosts in-house training facilities that are focused on continuous learning and development especially to cater to the young Omani nationals. The office is also equipped with a call centre, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and breakout areas.
Alongside the opening ceremony, the dignitaries also unveiled a commemorative plaque marking the opening of a modern retail branch in Maabella that has been designed to provide customers with a welcoming and pleasurable experience. With the opening of the Maabella branch, OQIC will now have ten full-service branches across Oman.
The opening ceremony also served as the launchpad of a revolutionary new policy issuance and delivery service, 'Insurance-on-Call'. Signaling the launch of this unique service, Omani nationals, who have been appointed as Insurance-On-Call representatives were handed over their sales kits by dignitaries present at the event. 'Insurance-on-Call' service, introduced for the first time to the insurance industry in Oman, takes customer service to a whole new level, enabling customers to get their insurance solutions delivered to them at their convenient time and place, wherever they are.
Designed to provide added convenience to customers, the newly launched service assists customers with providing bespoke advice and assistance – right from selecting the most suited additional covers to buying or renewing personal insurances. The service also includes assistance with registering and managing motor insurance claims.