OAB Hosts Inaugural OAB Connect Forum

World Renowned Futurist Brett King Conducts Seminar at the Event

Muscat, April 10, 2018: Oman Arab Bank (OAB), in line with its objective of creating value for the community and the banking sector as a whole, recently hosted its first-ever OAB Connect Forum. The event was designed to bring international thought leaders and futurists to Oman, allowing them to share their knowledge and expertise with the local business leaders and decision makers. For this, its inaugural event, which was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Shabib bin Tariq Al Said, and presided over by Rashad al Musafir, CEO of the Bank, OAB invited renowned Australian banking entrepreneur, Brett King, as the guest speaker for the evening.

The event also saw the attendance of several Delegates, VIP customers, and Business Leaders, who were given a detailed insight into the changing dynamics of digitalisation and customer centricity. The event was also a perfect platform for facilitating networking opportunities.

Commenting the importance of the event, Rashad Al Musafir, CEO of OAB said, “We, at Oman Arab Bank, see it as a responsibility to not only enhance our business and add value to the banking sector, but as corporate citizens, to contribute to Oman as a whole. With this in mind, we are proud to launch OAB Connect. An event that aims to bring international thought leaders and futurists to Oman to create value for our community as a whole.”

Over the course of the event, Brett King touched primarily on world’s continuing trend towards increased digitalization and customer centric approach in every aspect of business, covering everything from communication channels, product development, leveraging technology and more. Following his talk, an open Q&A session was also conducted, wherein he addressed any and all queries from the audience.

“Brett King has established himself as one of the most influential people in the world of banking, with his futuristic take on financial services attaining immense global acclaim. His presence and long-term vision will be fruitful to help develop the services provided by the Bank, in line with our strategy to create innovative solutions for all our customers,” said Rashad.

Brett King will also be one of the keynote speakers at the fourth edition of ‘Duqm — Society & Economy’ taking place today at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat. The event will bring together individuals and organisations who seek to contribute innovations, ideas and products that will help transform urban cities into smart cities.

“On behalf of OAB, we are extremely proud to be able to host such an esteemed personality to enlighten us on various upcoming developments and techniques. We would like to wish him the very best of luck in all future endeavours and look forward to inviting other globally renowned speakers and exploring further potential learning opportunities in future iterations of OAB Connect,” concluded Rashad.

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 152 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB provides the complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate and investment clients.