Ooredoo grows entrepreneurship programme with first partner in Salalah

MUSCAT: Driving the growth of the Sultanate’s entrepreneurial community, Ooredoo signed Shamookh Gulf Global Trading as the first partner in Oman’s southernmost governorate to join its entrepreneur programme. Under the agreement, Ooredoo will deliver essential skill oriented training, funding assistance and preference as Partners of Ooredoo’s B2B Sales Team.
Sultan bin Ahmed al Wahaibi, Chief Business and Wholesale Officer at Ooredoo, said, “Representing 90 per cent of all companies in Oman, supporting SMEs is integral to the future growth and sustainability of the Sultanate’s overall economy. Ooredoo is proud to do its part in growing the sector and through our partnership with Shamookh Gulf Global Trading we are boosting our support for start-ups and medium sized companies.”
He added, “Our entrepreneur programme is a capacity building initiative that helps SMEs and start-ups acquire the skills they need to develop and compete in an increasingly global marketplace. Everything they learn with Ooredoo will set them on the path to enjoy organic growth and strengthen their skills and thrive.”
Khalid bin Salim Baabad, owner of Shamookh Gulf Global Trading, also commented, saying, “It is a privilege to join hands with Ooredoo as part of an agreement that will further develop the capacities of our employees. Together, we are committed to doing our utmost to expand our partners sales channel and strengthen our mutually beneficial relationship.”
Ooredoo’s Entrepreneur programme was launched in January 2017 to assist select SMEs with funding, training, and a wide range of support services during their start-up phase. The initiative is being conducted in collaboration with Al Raffd Fund and offers all stakeholders a win-win situation wherein Ooredoo supports their business development and in turn all partners help expand the company’s sales channel.