Muscat, August 29, 2018: As part of its continued support of Omanisation within the banking sector, Oman Arab Bank (OAB), recently conducted an induction course for 13 new Omani staff recruited for the Head Office and various branches.
The induction was conducted at the Bank’s Head Office in Ghubra and included two primary segments. The first focused on the branches, business, and services of the Bank and was conducted by Ahmed Al Kharousi, Head of Regional Management & Branch Support Department. The second was focused on service quality and was conducted by Ahlam Al Wardi, Head of Customer Quality & Assurance Department. The 13 new staff were also given a tour of the Head Office and were introduced to each of the departments.
Adil Al Rahbi, Head of Human Resources, commented on the hiring of Omanis at the Bank saying, “Maintaining a high level of Omanisation has always been one of the key pillars of our operations here at OAB. As such, we always strive to enhance our work environment and attract the best national talent. The hiring of these 13 new Omani employees reinforces our commitment towards supporting the ongoing efforts of the Omani government towards offer Omani citizen greater employment opportunities and help them contribute towards the overall economic growth and development of the Sultanate. We are honoured to welcome them into our ever growing OAB family, which today stands at over 1,160 employees strong.”
Oman Arab Bank is one of the leading Banks in the Sultanate with regards to Omanisation, achieving a percentage over 96% in terms of citizens employed within the Bank across all levels. The Bank’s ‘LEAD’ program is an extension of the banks efforts towards supporting its Omanisation objectives. LEAD is firmly centred on developing capabilities and capacities for the Omani staff, preparing them for assuming greater leadership positions within the Bank.
Oman Arab Bank is one of the first banks to be established in Oman, with a rich and proud history. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 65 branches and representative offices and 148 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB provides the complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate and investment clients.