Sohar Aluminium (SA) organized a “Mumtaz Club” Gala at Majan Hall in Sohar on Tuesday, 1st March 2016. The event was held to recognize more than 500 of SA’s employees who contributed to all the Pillars of the company’s Business Strategy and scored points in their 2015 Mumtaz Club Passport. The Mumtaz Club is an employee recognition scheme that has been tailored to fit SA’s culture by being dynamic and giving a chance to everyone on site to participate in it. Employees are awarded points for proposing ideas and initiating actions for improvements in operations and processes, and participating in events and volunteering actions. Employees who gained more than 100 points were invited to the event. The CEO of Sohar Aluminium Eng. Said bin Mohamed Al Masoudi welcomed all the audience in the presence of the Executive Committee, the Management team, and employees.  


The CEO addressed a speech to the gathering at the beginning of the event in which he said “we are happy to see so many employees contributing to all the aspects of our business strategy and making improvements on efficiency gains in our operations and propose cost saving initiatives as well as plant sustainability. I would like to thank you all for your diligence to chase challenges and excellence, and I encourage you to continue being engaged”.


Faisal Al Balushi, Manager of Human Resources Administration said, “in its new format, the Mumtaz Club has witnessed very active participation. This is a source of pride for us and it illustrates the success of this scheme which was created to recognise and appreciate your efforts and steer them towards the vision of the company to be the best”.


A special Mumtaz Club Achievers video was screened during the function which featured testimonials from some of the employees in recognition of their efforts towards the company’s success.


Special awards were also presented to employees who were chosen as the best contributors towards the objectives of each of the Business Strategy pillars which are: Environment, Health and Safety, People, Productivity, Financial Strength, Corporate Citizenship, and Customers. These employees were selected through a rigorous process of nomination and selection by the SA Management.


During the Gala celebration, employees who completed 10 years of service with SA were also recognized for their spirit of devotion and loyalty towards the company.

Throughout the Mumtaz Gala, exciting prizes were drawn from a raffle box including smartphones, tablet computers and the bumper prize being a Polaris dune buggy.



Sohar Aluminium was formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman. It is jointly owned by Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC - TAQA and Rio Tinto.