OAB Female Employees Receive Accolades at Al Mar’a Magazine Excellence Awards 2020

  • Dalal Al Rahma: Al Mar’a Magazine Special Award for Marketing & Communications
  • Leen Al Atassi: Al Mar’a Magazine Special Award for Innovation

Muscat, December 13, 2020: A number of OAB female employees were recognised at the Al Mar’a Excellence Awards ceremony, organised by United Media Services group and Al Mara’a Magazine. Seven OAB employees are featured in the Al Mara Annual Book, unveiled at the event, including Dalal Al Rahma, Head of Digital Marketing, Communication & Events, who received the Al Mar’a Magazine Special Award for Marketing & Communications and Leen Al Atassi, Head of Innovation, who received the Al Mar’a Magazine Special Award for Innovation.

The awards ceremony was held at Sheraton Oman Hotel, under the patronage of Her Excellency Laila Ahmed Al Najjar, Minister of Social Development, and in the presence of Her Excellency Asila Salim al Samsamiyah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion for Investment Promotion, the honorable Lujaina Mohsen Haidar Darwish, Member of the State Council, alongside several female leaders in the Sultanate. The event was aligned with the Sultanate’s 50th National Day of the Renaissance celebrations to highlight the achievements of Omani women and shed light on their contributions and effective roles in the comprehensive development of the Sultanate.

Leen Al Atassi holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Communications. She has over 14 years of experience, working in various positions within the Sultanate’s banking sector. She joined OAB in 2018 as the Head of Innovation, responsible for introducing new solutions and initiatives to strengthen OAB’s core competencies and grow its business. Additionally, she also supervised the establishment of the first Innovation Lab in the sector, which was officially launched in the first quarter of 2020.

Dalal Al Rahma has extensive experience in Marketing Communication in the banking sector, beginning her career more than 15 years ago, during which she worked with a number of major local banks. She joined OAB in 2014 and is currently responsible for the development of OAB’s annual digital and marketing strategy, including the website. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Bedfordshire and is a graduate of LEAD, a leadership enhancement and development programme, organised by the Inspirational Development Group (IDG) and OAB, in affiliation with the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst.

The Al Mara Annual Book comprises of the success stories of five other female employees from OAB, namely Abeer Al Maqdisi, Human Resources Business Partner, Sima Al Balushi, Head of Compliance Department, Fatima Ba Omar, Head of Payments, Wasfia Al Harthi, Head of Import Department, and Khalisa Al Wahaibi, Manager of Al Qurum Branch.

Oman Arab Bank has a rich and proud history as one of the first financial institutions to be established in the Sultanate. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 55 branches and representative offices with 160 ATMs spread across Oman. OAB provides a complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate banking and investment clients.