Muscat, April 3rd 2016 – Oman Arab Bank (OAB) recently honored Mariam bint Said Al Rujaibi, a Regional Management and Branch Support Department staff for obtaining first place in the College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS) Certified Branch Manager Program. Al Rujaibi was amongst a batch of 25 participants from various banks operating in the Sultanate that took part in the six month training course. In recognition of this achievement, Mariam has been rewarded with an ‘Unparalleled Certificate’ and 3165 points from OAB’s Mukafaati Incentive Program.

The Certified Branch Manager Program included ten modules ranging from leadership skills, sales and marketing, emotional intelligence to risk management, financial analysis, customer and sales team relationship management, self-management, and decision-making among others.

“We are extremely proud of Mariam and congratulate her on this exceptional accomplishment,” said Wael Jibril, Head of Training Department at Oman Arab Bank. Mr. Jibril added that “Oman Arab Bank is committed to developing and nurturing its employees to become the banking sector’s future leaders through implementing various internal and external training and development programs.”

Enrolling members of the OAB family in the CBFS program is part of the Bank’s strategic efforts to equip its employees with the tools and skillsets for success. Such initiatives ensure that the Bank’s employees can effectively and masterfully lead and manage its nation-wide branch network and adopt industry best practices and trends while enhancing their practical and theoretical capacities.

OAB is also dedicated to recognizing and rewarding its high potential employees as it endeavors to be the best bank to work for in the Sultanate. In this context, OAB introduced the Mukafaati Program, a first of its kind in the region’s banking sector. Offering a variety of non-cash rewards in the form of redeemable points, Mukafaati is an incentive program that revolves around rewarding staff for their achievements and aims to create a positive working environment and promote teamwork and constructive communication between management and employee. All OAB staff who completed the CBFS Certified Branch Manager program have also been rewarded with Mukafaati points in recognition of their efforts.