Muscat, October 18, 2018: Oman Arab Bank (OAB), in commemoration of the Omani Women’s Day, held a special gathering for its female staff members at its Head Office in Ghubra. As part of the celebrations, the Bank also hosted a detailed talk on breast cancer awareness by a renowned doctor, who also provided the attending female staff members with a free health check-up.
The event, which was held on October 17, saw the attendance of over 250 female staff from the Bank’s Head Office and from branches around the capital. It was inaugurated with a speech by Asma Al Zadjali, the DGM of Credit Administration, followed by a detailed cancer awareness talk by Dr Reem Al Hashar, the Founder and a Board Member of Oman Breast Cancer Society.
Commenting on the important role women play at OAB, Asma Al Zadjali said, “We, at OAB, are fully committed to the important role female employees play in every aspect of banking, right from the most junior members of our staff to our senior-most management; of which women make up a considerable percentage. If anything, this reaffirms the important role women play in building the future of our bank as a leading financial institution within the local banking sector.”
The event concluded with a commemorative cake cutting ceremony in honour of all women working at the Bank. Additionally, all attendees were encouraged to undergo a free check-up, conducted by Dr Reem, who had a corner dedicated for this purpose at the event.
“On behalf of Oman Arab Bank, I would like to congratulate and thank each and every member of our staff, as well as all women in Oman, for their contribution towards the prosperity of our beloved country,” added Asma.
Empowering women and promoting gender diversity has always been one of the core values of the Bank. The Management strongly believes that everyone at the Bank, regardless of gender, deserve an equal opportunity at professional growth by virtue of their professional performance and talent. As a result, several women have made impressive strides in all aspects of their jobs, with many already holding positions of authority within their respective departments.
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 57 branches and 8 representative offices across and 148 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB provides the complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate and investment clients.