Malvika Khimji Elected to Sharakah Board to boost SME development in Oman

Muscat: Sharakah, Oman’s leading entrepreneurship development financing institution in Oman, has announced the election of Ms. Malvika Pankaj Khimji as the first woman representative on its newly constituted Board post-election in the last AGM held on 21st March 2023. Malvika Khimji is a Director at Khimji Ramdas, a multi-generational family business that has been in operation for over 150 years and brings with her a wealth of rich knowledge and skills in various fields.

Having completed her education in Oman and UK, Malvika graduated in Law from The University of Westminster. She worked at Trowers & Hamlins besides various law firms in Oman before joining the family business in 2013 as the first woman Director on the Board of Khimji Ramdas. Her journey began in the Consumer Products Cluster, working with leading global brands like Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s, and Red Bull, and eventually taking on the responsibility of overseeing the operations of the Projects and Logistics Cluster, which includes shipping, multimodal logistics, travel and tourism, and insurance services.

Malvika has gained valuable insights into managing people resources while overseeing the Human Resources vertical at Khimji Ramdas as Director. Her aim is to contribute holistically to nation-building and people development.

Welcoming her to the Board, Sharakah CEO Ali bin Ahmed Muqaibal said, “We are pleased to welcome Ms. Malvika to our Board. Her experience and expertise in legal matters, human resources, projects, and logistics, and travel and tourism will be invaluable in supporting our mission to develop and support entrepreneurs in Oman.”

In response to her appointment, Malvika Khimji stated, “I am honoured to join the board of Sharakah and contribute to the development of entrepreneurship in Oman. I look forward to working with the team and leveraging my experience to help support SMEs in across sectors focusing on impact investment.”

Malvika Khimji’s election to the Board of Sharakah is a testament to her leadership skills and expertise in various fields. With her vast experience and expertise, she will undoubtedly make a valuable addition to the organisation and contribute significantly to its continued success.

About Sharakah

Sharakah, among Oman’s first SME development initiatives has been fostering the entrepreneurial spirit since 1998 when it was incorporated by a Royal Decree No. (76/98). Since its inception, Sharakah has provided support to a substantial number of projects in different sectors through awareness, training programs, financial support, consultation services and more. Playing a strategic role in the SMEs ecosystem in the Sultanate and making a positive impact is Sharakah’s vision, and its strategies revolve around the objectives of benefitting the Omani SME sector.

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