MUSCAT: Continuing to foster a market-leading workforce, National Bank of Oman (NBO) has partnered with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy to develop its teams’ trade finance skillset. Members of the bank’s Global Transaction Banking, Trade Finance and Corporate Banking Operations teams will complete the Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP) programme in the coming months, developing their expertise in key trade finance products and techniques as well as structured trade solutions as part of the bank’s efforts to meet the dynamic requirements of its corporate customers.
As the educational arm of the International Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization, ICC Academy offers a specialized and internationally-accredited certification for trade professionals designed by leading industry experts. The structured preparation for the certification includes e-learning, lecture-led presentations, case-study discussions, one-on-one coaching and mock assessments, allowing participants to to develop a wide range of expertise.
Mohammed Yahya al Jabri, Head of Global Transaction Banking at NBO, said, “At NBO, we invest heavily in upgrading our staff members’ skillsets to make sure that they remain ahead of the curve and are can continue to serve our customers better. We are delighted to team up with ICC Academy to offer this industry-recognized specialty training programme as we reinforce our commitment to ensuring that corporate clients are supported by our team of dynamic and highly-skilled professionals. This credible certification will sure add value to our customers and develop the expertise of our employees to become well-rounded bankers capable of advising and assisting with both traditional and complex solutions.”
The programme is one of many strategic interventions launched by NBO’s Academy of Excellence, which has been helping its employees meet their professional goals while serving a diverse clientele, ranging from small- to mid-sized local businesses to large conglomerates, multi-nationals and government entities.