Connecting to Oman’s Procurement Action

businessgateways & the M-TIPB (MSME Trade & Investment Promotion Bureau, MSME Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, India) jointly hosted a webinar on 'Connecting to Oman's Procurement Action' on 12 August 2020.

The 90-minute webinar focused on how Oman's Joint Supplier Registration System (JSRS) can support the Tamil Nadu MSME community to develop opportunities, promote export & investment partnerships between Tamil Nadu, India, and the Sultanate of Oman.

Meet The Panelists

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Dr. K. Gopal IAS.,

Principal Secretary to Government (FAC), Government of Tamil Nadu

Dr. K. Gopal is a 1992 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, currently the Principal Secretary to Government, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Department, and also holding Full Additional Charge of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department. He has been empanelled to Additional Secretary rank level at Government of India.

He holds a graduation in Medicine from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad and has worked across the State and Center of Indian governance. He also worked in UNICEF- India Country office at New Delhi (on UN deputation). Dr. Gopal has served as Chairman of Tobacco Board (Commerce Ministry), Development Commissioner, Handicrafts (Textiles Ministry) at Government of India.

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Ms. Anu George IAS.,

Industries Commissioner and Director of Industries and Commerce/MD, M-TIPB Govt. of Tamil Nadu

Ms. Anu George is a 2003 batch IAS officer, currently holding the position of Industries Commissioner & Director of Industries and Commerce, Government of Tamil Nadu while also holding the post of Managing Director of M-TIPB (The MSME Trade and Investment Promotion Bureau), MSME Department, Government of Tamil Nadu.

Her professional experience since 2004 up until now, includes serving in the roles of Collector, Director, Commissioner across various Governmental departments. Among her many qualifications, she recently earned the Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

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Mr. Rakesh Adlakha

Deputy Chief of Mission & Head of Chancery, Embassy of India, Muscat, Oman.

Mr. Rakesh Adlakha is the Deputy Chief of Mission, Indian Embassy, Muscat, Oman, joined the Embassy of India in February 2017. He is an officer of the Indian Foreign Service and has vast experience of working in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. Prior to serving the Indian Mission in the Sultanate of Oman, he has served in Indian Missions in France, USA, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
Mr. Adlakha is a graduate from Delhi University.

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Mr. Israr Ahmed

Regional Chairman, FIEO (Federation of Indian Export Organization), Southern Region

Mr. Israr Ahmed is the Regional Chairman – Southern Region of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations. Mr. Ahmed has 23 years of experience in the export business and is one of the promoters of the internationally renowned Farida Group. Aside from holding various portfolios, Mr. Ahmed is also the Chairman- Southern Region, Council of Leather Exports and Director of Skill Development Council for Leather Sector.

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Mr. Hemant Murkoth

Chief Executive Officer, businessgateways, Oman

Mr. Hemant Murkoth is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Business Gateways International, Oman. Hemant has over 30 years of experience in the IT Industry having extensive background in implementing & overseeing National level IT related Projects. As a seasoned Management and IT Professional, he has varied experience in multiple development platforms. He is the Chief Architect of the award winning Portal,

Webinar Agenda

Time (IST) Topics Presented by
3.00 PM to 3.10 PM Welcome Address & Introduction of Guests of Honor Mr. Hemant Murkoth
CEO, businessgateways
3.10 PM to 3.20 PM Importance of MSMEs in Tamil Nadu Dr. K Gopal IAS.,
Principal Secretary to Gov (FAC) MSME Department,
Govt. of Tamil Nadu
3.20 PM to 3.30 PM An Introduction to M-TIPB Ms. Anu George IAS.,
Industries Commissioner and Director of Industries & Commerce / MD, M TIPB
Govt. of Tamil Nadu
3.30 PM to 3.40 PM India-Oman Economic Relations Mr. Rakesh Adlaka
Deputy Chief of Mission & Head of Chancery,
Embassy of India, Muscat, Oman
3.40 PM to 3.50 PM Scope for Tamil Nadu in Exporting to Oman Mr. Israr Ahmed
Regional Chairman,
FIEO (Federation of Indian Export Organizations) Southern Region
3.50 PM to 4.10 PM Oman Joint Supplier Registration System (JSRS), Strategic Importance Mr. Hemant Murkoth
CEO, businessgateways
4.10 PM to 4.20 PM Q&A Addressal (Select questions) businessgateways & Govt. of Tamil Nadu
4.20 PM to 4.25 PM Closing Remarks Mr. Hemant Murkoth
CEO, businessgateways
4.25 PM to 4.30 PM Feedback & Polls businessgateways

About JSRS

The Joint Supplier Registration System (JSRS) is Oman's 'single window' mandatory Supplier registration & certification platform, an In-Country Value Initiative of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Oman. Since going live in 2014, the JSRS has supported 1000s of companies procure more business, through its successful Supplier Certification system. Read more about JSRS.

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