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Renaissance CEO awarded Order of the British Empire

Stephen R. Thomas, Renaissance Services CEO, has been given recognition for his work in Oman that has spanned over 22 years and countless responsibilities. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has graciously awarded Steve an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the UK New Year’s Honours List published on December 31, 2009. The OBE medal is awarded for a national order of merit and valuable service is the sole criteria for the award.

Stephen Thomas has been instrumental in the development and progress of Oman’s business and public community, as well as a fundamental leader in the direction and growth of Renaissance Services, for the past two decades. Steve joined the Tawoos Group as General Manager of TISCO in 1988 and was appointed CEO of Renaissance Services in 1998. He has also sat on the Boards of National Hospitality Institute SAOG, Renaissance Hospitality Services SAOG and Topaz Energy and Marine and Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL). He also helped found OPAL in 2001, Oman’s first society for oil and gas operators, that promotes Omanisation, quality, HSE and operational excellence in the industry. Similarly, Steve holds integrity and moral values in the highest regard, and has consistently championed Omanisation and education across industrial sectors. Beyond a long list of contributions to the business community, he is also involved actively in various community service including theatre and educational charity organizations.

Steve was quick to explain that the award was the result of years of support from colleagues and his family. “I feel very humbled rather than aggrandised by it. Lots of people, from my wife and family, my work colleagues, my friends, people from the commercial world through to OPAL and the theatre group I am part of have contributed to this honour. I hope that this honour is a positive reflection on our whole community and the Omani British relationship.” He also thanked Oman for presenting him opportunities worthy of recognition in the UK honours list, “I work for an Omani public company and the main body of my career has been in Oman, so thanks must go to Oman for the opportunities it has given me. I am very proud of Oman and thank it for what I have done in my commercial life and personal life. I am also very pleased that the UK honour system recognises people here. It happens every now and then, as a few people in Oman over the years have been honoured. It is great when it happens here in Oman.”

The OBE was created in 1917 during the First World War by King George V who saw a need for a new award of honour which could be widely awarded in recognition of distinguished service to the arts and sciences, public services outside the Civil Service and work with charitable and welfare organisations of all kinds. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, and the recipients may be British nationals as well as citizens of other countries. Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II is Sovereign of the Order, and appoints all other members of the Order on recommendation from the government.

 

Hilal Al Habsy 21 Jan 2010

Sir,

Congratulations on this achievement well deserved.

Hilal Al Habsy
Chairman- Innovation Group/Aldar Group

 
Shalet 21 Jan 2010

Dear Steve,

Congratulations on this great achievement. We are proud of you and feel privileged to have you with us. You are our inspiration. May God bless you alw

Shalet, UMS

 
Radha 21 Jan 2010

Hearty Congratulations Sir!!!

Radha, UMS

 
Tisco PDO Marmul Staff 06 Jan 2010

Congratulations! Tisco PDO Marmul Staff, Tisco

 
Talal Mukhtar Hasan 06 Jan 2010

Steve,

Congratulations on this immense achievement

Regards, Talal Mukhtar Hasan. HBJ Gateley Wareing

 
Graham 05 Jan 2010

Hearty Congratulations on your OBE Achievement.

An inspiration for all.

Regards, Graham, Renaissance

 
Saad Abdullah Ali 05 Jan 2010

We are extremely proud of this outstanding achievement, which testifies to more than two decades of visionary and strategic leadership, sincere hard work and ability to defeat all kinds of myth and challenge the future itself. I really take pride in belonging to a team led and inspired by you.

Saad Abdullah Ali, Renaissance

 
Saud Al Maskary 05 Jan 2010

Congratulations Sir for this Achievement.

Saud Al Maskary, NHI

 
Salima Al Rashdi 05 Jan 2010

Congratulation Steve! Wish you the best and more successes in your life.

Salima Al Rashdi, NTI

 
Shamir Ravindran 05 Jan 2010

Dear Sir,

Our Hearty Congratulations on the Honour bestowed upon you. It’s also a Honour for us to be able to work in an organisation headed by you.

Regards, Shamir Ravindran, UMS

 
Hasan Moosa 05 Jan 2010

Dear Steve

My heartiest congratulation for a well deserved award . Keep up the good work. Best regards

Hasan Moosa, Association of Early Intervention

 
Pocku 05 Jan 2010

My heartiest congratulations to you sir, we are very proud to work with such a great leader and pray God to give you more and more success, honour and good health.

Pocku, Tisco

 
Colin Rutherford 05 Jan 2010

Stephen,

I have added my congratulations by long distance telephone call this morning but for the record let me reiterate that you should be extremely proud of your achievement and it is a clear testimony to your leadership and statesmanship-like qualities and a clear commitment to the Omani business community.

My very best wishes to you and your family.

Colin Rutherford, Renaissance

 
Visvas Paul 05 Jan 2010

Hello Sir,

Congratulations to you on this great achievement. I guess that laurels like these push you to greater heights of glory from where your contribution to the society and community become more valuable.

Cheers

Visvas Paul, UMS

 
Tisco SQU 05 Jan 2010

Our hearty congratulations to our beloved leader and we wish him more & more success in all his future endeavors.

Tisco SQU, Tisco

 
Tracey Brooker 04 Jan 2010

Steve,

Congratulations, a fantastic way to start 2010.

Tracey Brooker, NHI

 
Nabs 04 Jan 2010

Dear Steve,

Congratulations on your OBE. Inshallah I will get to shake your hand when I return from the Renaissance Services Antarctic Expedition.

Nabs

 
Gaurav Sikka 04 Jan 2010

Dear Steve,

We are very proud of your OBE award achievement, which has encouraged and inspired all of us to contribute to our Nation and Oman’s growth. Wish you and your family a Happy and a Prosperous New Year!!!

Best Regards, Gaurav Sikka, UMS

 
Muzaffar 04 Jan 2010

Congratulations. We at PDO Nimr Maintenance are all so, so proud to be working under your leadership.

Muzaffar, TISCO

 
Richard Steel 04 Jan 2010

Many congratulations Steve from Topaz Marine Turkmenistan, we are all very proud to be associated with such a fine fellow.

Richard Steel, Topaz

 
YAHYA MUHAMMAD ASSY 04 Jan 2010

Congratulations on an honorary achievement.

YAHYA MUHAMMAD ASSY

 
Soofi 04 Jan 2010

Congratulations Steve on the receipt of the prestigious award of the OBE. It is a privilege to have you as our CEO and even more of a privilege to be working with you.

I wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year 2010.

Soofi, NTI

 
Atif 04 Jan 2010

Dear Steve,

Congratulations Steve, it is definetly an honor for you and we are proud of you.

Best Regards, Atif, Tisco

 
Alpana 04 Jan 2010

Dear Steve,

Hearty Congratulations for this honour and felicitation!

We, as a team are elated with this prestigious recognition awarded to our CEO.

Warm regards, Alpana, UMS

 
Kush 04 Jan 2010

Congratulations Steve on this great achievement.

Regards, Kush, UMS

 
CHAN JEET 04 Jan 2010

Congratulations!

It is a honour to work with you Sir!

Kindest Regards,

CHAN JEET, UMS

 
Abdullah Hassan 04 Jan 2010

Mabrook and happy new year.

Best regards, Abdullah Hassan

 
Abdul Karim Hassan, Ali & Abdul Karim Group 04 Jan 2010

Dear Steve

Heartily congratulation and the well deserved award. We are all proud of you.

Best regards, Abdul Karim Hassan, Ali & Abdul Karim Group

 
Vinod 04 Jan 2010

Congratulations!!!

It’s a great Honour not only to our company but also to the people of Oman.

You have made all of us proud!!!

Best Regards, Vinod, UMS

 
Ali Usmani 04 Jan 2010

Dear Steve,

Gives us all immense pleasure to learn about your OBE award. All the Oman blogs are also very happy to note this achievement and we are truly inspired.

Congratulations once again sir. Ali Usmani, UMS

 
Manish Rawal 04 Jan 2010

My Hearty Congratulations to you dear sir for this achievement.

It makes me proud to be a part if the group where we have a leader like you to look up to and makes us believe that where ever you go sincere hard work pays dividends sooner or later.

Regards, Manish Rawal, UMS

 
Anil Kumar Ambujakshan 04 Jan 2010

CONGRATULATIONS STEVE,

FOR THE HONARARY ACHIEVEMENT.
IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND INSPIRATION TO WORK UNDER YOUR VALUABLE GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT.

Anil Kumar Ambujakshan, NHI

 
Sami 04 Jan 2010

Sir,

We are glad to hear that, always we wish you the best and more successes in your life.

Regards,Tisco

 
Sundar 04 Jan 2010

Dear Steve,

Congratulations for the Honorary achievement you certainly deserve.
Sundar, Topaz

 
Juanita 04 Jan 2010

Dear Sir/Mr. Thomas,

It is encouraging to know that your success contributes to the fact that you have not forgotten to give back to the community. For those of us starting our careers at Renaissance/Topaz you are a role model of 'good karma'! It is a privilege and honour to work with you Sir!

Best wishes, Juanita, Topaz

 
Anusha 04 Jan 2010

Hearty Congratulations Steve!

Anusha, UMS

 
MUNEERA AL JABRY 04 Jan 2010

THOUSANDS OF CONGRATULATIONS STEVE!

MUNEERA AL JABRY, NTI

 
Mustafa 04 Jan 2010

We are proud of you Mr. Steve. Indeed this is a honour for us and to our leader. Hearty congratulations.

Mustafa, NTI

 
Anand 04 Jan 2010

Hearty Congratulations Steve.

I am really lucky to work in an organization headed by you as a CEO.

I would like to congratulate your family too. Without their support it would not have been possible to make so many sacrifices to cross this milestone.

Wish you and your family a very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year

Anand, Renaissance

 
Asma Al Dhawi 04 Jan 2010

Congratulations,

We are very proud of you.

Asma Al Dhawi, Renaissance

 
02/01/2010

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