Members of OAB Management Attend Training Course organised by University of Pennsylvania

Muscat, December 23, 2018: As part of its constant endeavour to support the growth and skills development of its staff, Oman Arab Bank (OAB) recently saw three members of its senior management attend a three-day specialised management course in Dubai. The training program titled ‘Leading People in Organisations’, organised by the Wharton International Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and attended by Khalid Al Barwani, Head of Large Corporate at Corporate Institutional Banking, Ahmed Al Kharusi, Head of Branches Support Department at Retail Banking Group, and Mahfoudh Al Rawahi, Head of Central Operations.

Commenting on the course and the importance of training at OAB, Adil Al Rahbi, Head of the Human Resources Division said, “At OAB we strongly believe that the most effective method for professional growth is to recognise ones existing strengths and build on them new skills and talents garnered through specialised training programmes. This is especially true for staff in managerial positions in today’s fast-paced, globally connected business environment. This is exactly why we chose this particular programme as it was designed specifically to achieve this objective.”

Taught by two of Wharton Executive Education’s most esteemed faculty, ‘Leading People in Organisations’ is a program that combines different educational approaches to provide an in-depth understanding of the importance of talent development to organisational success. The program was focused on five major areas of interest understanding each person’s individual leadership style, managing conflict, performance management, motivation and retention, talent management, and managing in social networks. The program ensured ample time with faculty allowing the participants to acquire and fine-tune new tools and approaches, and become part of a learning community of highly experienced executives that can continue throughout their career.

“Right from our inception, we have always worked towards enriching the learning experience of our employees by constantly developing their proficiency and key skills within the industry, regardless of their position within the organisation. This programme is just one of several that that we have members of our staff attend throughout the year and run alongside several other training programmes and initiatives we develop in house. Each of these are ultimately aimed at developing the future leaders of the Banking sector,” added Adil. “On behalf of the Bank I would like to congratulate Khalid, Ahmed, and Mahfoudh on the successful completion of the programme. I am confident the skills and knowledge they gained from the programme will enable each of them to become more effective leaders; in turn improving the efficiency and productivity of each of their respective departments.”

Organised by Wharton International Business School, ‘Leading People in Organisations’ is designed to identifying participants’ current leadership strengths and enhance them with cutting-edge tools and approaches, provide them with a unique opportunity to take their leadership to the next level.

Oman Arab Bank is proud to have achieved the highest Omanisation percentage within the banking sector, nearing 96%. It is also 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 150 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB also provides a complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate, and investment clients.