BankDhofar sponsors 2nd Arab Forum for Women Entrepreneurs

Muscat: Reiterating its efforts that aim at developing the SME sector in the Sultanate, BankDhofar supported the 2nd Arab Forum for Women Entrepreneurs that was held during August 8-10 at Salalah Rotana Resort under the patronage of HE Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan al Busaidy, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar.
The 3-day event brought together women entrepreneurs from the Arab world, as well as investors, and those interested in SME and entrepreneurship industry, the forum highlighted opportunities and challenges facing women entrepreneurs, in addition to various key topics related to SME industry as well as the importance of supporting start-ups.
Commenting on the sponsorship and BankDhofar’s support to the development of the SME scene across Oman, Abdul Hakeem al Ojaili, CEO of BankDhofar noted: “The SME sector is a vital contributor to the growth and diversification of the national economy. We have always been committed to supporting entrepreneurs, encouraging creativity and innovation, and participating in initiatives that accelerate the development of the sector.”
The event provided a platform to discuss issues relevant to women entrepreneurs in the Arab world and potential solutions to overcome such challenges. BankDhofar and participation in this convention comes in line with BankDhofar comprehensive vision to contribute to the overall development of the country through supporting small and medium-sized businesses and providing a healthy environment for them to grow, network and exchange expertise.
“At BankDhofar we introduced various SME related financial solutions, products and services. Catering to the financial needs of our SME customers, BankDhofar recently launched the exclusive SME Credit Cards. BankDhofar SME Credit Cards are made for customers who need a card that can deliver flexibility, more purchasing power and the ability to take care of the business anywhere in the world, and are backed with a number of features.” Hussain Ali Ibrahim al Lawati — AGM-Head of Business Banking added.
BankDhofar is committed to boost the growth of SME businesses across the Sultanate. Aspiring to be the bank of choice for SME customers, catering to their financial needs and banking requirements, BankDhofar also works constantly to understand the market trends and it offers professional advisory to enable SME to manage their financial requirements. The bank invests in building an adequate infrastructure to support SMEs nationwide with a specialised team whose core responsibility is to provide financial and advisory services to SME customers.