Muscat, April 10, 2018 – Oman Arab Bank (OAB) recently held the Socialisation Workshop as part of its ongoing Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) program for its ‘high potential staff’. Organised at the specially designed Training Centre at the Bank’s headquarters in Al Ghubra, the workshop offered LEAD delegates with the opportunity to gain invaluable career insights from members of the Bank’s LEAD Mentoring Group (LMG).

Commenting on the workshop, Adil Al Rahbi, Head of the Human Resources Division said, “The aim of our LEAD program is to provide staff who have showcased great potential with an effective avenue for further professional growth within the Bank. We achieve this by providing them with the necessary tools to strengthen their skillsets through specially designed training programmes. This workshop was one of many designed to spearhead the advancement of this team; with the socialisation workshop in particular enabling them to learn directly from members of the LMG.”

The Lead Mentoring Group (LMG) represents 15 of the Bank’s senior management team and various heads of groups, divisions, and departments. Formed to provide maximum support and guidance, the group also identifies potential talents in the various banking and finance fields and mentors them to reach their true potential in the industry.


The socialisation workshop was aimed at providing feedback to each of the 20 LEAD candidates with feedback on their progress through LEAD 2 so far, while also touching upon key elements for the upcoming modules ‘3’ and ‘4’, including alternate project titles.


“Right from our inception, we have worked towards enriching the learning experience of our employees by constantly developing their proficiency and key skills within the industry, as well as providing them with the necessary training to grow within the bank and take on positions of greater responsibility. The LEAD program was one such initiative aimed at developing the future leaders of the Bank,” added Adil.

LEAD is a unique and specialised leadership development program that aims to cultivate the talents of high potential Omanis with guidance from internationally renowned experts. The six-month programme has been designed to utilise best practices in order to empower participants with opportunity, managerial expertise, and high-level workplace solutions.

The ‘LEAD’ programme has been designed in cooperation with Inspirational Development Group (IDG) and is facilitated by a team from IDG, a globally renowned leadership and management performance consultancy. The company has channelled its long history of experience delivering high-quality and intensive work programmes to some of the most prestigious organisations in the world. Closely affiliated with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, IDG has worked with some of the most important public and private sector companies in the region from its Middle East office based in Muscat.

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.