BankDhofar launches ‘Mawahib’ talent development programme

MUSCAT: In line with its “together 2020” Vision, BankDhofar recently launched “Mawahib” programme, a unique talent development initiative to fast-forward and accelerate the growth and development of future Omani leaders in the banking industry. The initial phase of “Mawahib” includes the inauguration of two leadership development programmes that are tailored for 50 selected Omani employees from different divisions and departments at the bank.
Abdul Hakeem Omar al Ojaili, BankDhofar’s Acting CEO, elaborated on the strategic initiative and stressed on the bank’s commitment to invest in the development and growth of Omani talent with focus on the banking and financial sector.
“The first leadership development programme under this initiative has been launched in collaboration with Ashridge Business School in the UK for a group of 30 participants, while the second programme has been developed and administered for 20 participants by Munich Development Group in cooperation with the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech),” he noted.
Mawahib programme has been designed in line with international best practices and it aims to serve as a platform for all future talent training and development programmes in the bank.
The programme focuses on developing a strategic talent pool for future roles through empowering young Omanis to be competent successors for all the critical roles in the bank.
“We have partnered with Alshridge Business School, which is ranked among the top 50-business school in UK and is considered as one of best global provider of customised leadership courses. Likewise, Munich Development Group will be developing the second group of talent pool,” said Dr Khalid al Hamadani, Head of Learning and Talent Development at BankDhofar.