HSBC in Oman

In Oman the HSBC Group is represented by HSBC Bank Oman S.A.O.G. In June 2012, HSBC Bank Middle East’s Oman operations merged with Oman International Bank, an institution with a rich heritage, which was listed on the Muscat Securities Market. The new bank was renamed HSBC Bank Oman S.A.O.G.

HSBC has been present in Oman since 1948 and for two decades was the only bank operating in the country. In 1970 it assisted in the first issue of the Omani currency.

Over the years the bank has delivered a number of “firsts” for Oman, including being the first to offer ATMs, provide international ATM cash withdrawals, introduce an online banking system, and offer commercial electronic banking through its “Hexagon” product.

Today HSBC Bank Oman provides a wide range of banking services for both corporate and retail customers.

HSBC Bank Oman Board members:

  • Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles (Chairman)
  • Waleed Omar Al Zawawi (Deputy Chairman)
  • Dr. Juma Ali Juma Al Juma (Senior Independent Director)
  • Aimen Ahmed Sultan Al Hosni
  • Paul Joseph Lawrence
  • Christine Jane Lynch
  • Abdulfattah Sharaf

Find out more about the history of HSBC in the Middle East.


Children learn the joy of books through the Kids Read programme, run by HSBC, the British Council and the Ministry of Education

HSBC Bank Oman plays a significant role in the Omani community with its active Corporate Sustainability program, focusing on education, environment and community projects.

Protecting our World, Protecting our Resources

Partnering with "Globe" program administered by Ministry of Education, our volunteers have visited schools which are connected to "Globe" in four districts (Muscat, Dhahira, Batinah, Dhakhliyah) to highlight to the students the importance of playing an active role in protecting earth and its resources, most important resource being water.

Kids Read

Kids Read, a program introduced by HSBC in partnership with the British Council and Ministry of Education, has been running in Oman since 2011. The program aims to instill in children the joy of reading outside the classroom.

Having attended exclusive workshops led by a professional British Council trainer and storyteller, HSBC Bank Oman volunteers continue to read to children in a number of Government schools. The program's geographical coverage will widen beyond the capital Muscat in 2013-2014.

ESO's Frankincense Project

A major environmental project that HSBC Bank Oman continues to fund for the fourth year in a row. A project initiated and administered by the Environmental Society of Oman, it aims at improving the cultivation of the Frankincense trees to elevate the harvest of the frankincense.

Charity Organizations

Dar Al Atta Charitable Organization

HSBC Bank Oman continues to support Dar Al Atta, a local charity organization. Notable projects include supporting underprivileged students and Ramadan community campaigns.

Al Rahma Charitable Organization

Ramadan campaign was launched this year to engage customers and employees to raise funds for underprivileged children and families in Oman. Al Rahma Charitable Organization was instrumental to ensuring staple food supplies provided under the campaign reached deserving families.

For more information about our global sustainability  activities please visit our corporate website.

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