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Minister of Diwan H.E Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi declared the launch of the first cohort for the National CEO Program

Minister of Diwan H.E Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi declared the launch of the first cohort for the National CEO Program

May 12, 2015
  • The ‘Public Private Partnership Committee’ and the Advisory Committee greeted and congratulated the 30 successful participants representing diverse industries, genders, regions and business sizes
  • A Strategic National Initiative Aimed at Strengthening Private Sector Capabilities, Building World-Class Omani CEOs

Today the Public Private Partnership Committee (Fareek Al Sharaka) declared the launch of the first cohort, supervised by the Institute of Capability Development at the Diwan of Royal Court during the first meeting and orientation session for cohort one. The session was inaugurated by a meet and greet with His Excellency Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of Diwan of Royal Court and the five Ministers representing the Public Private Committee along with the NCP Advisory Committee Members.

With the blessings of His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, on the 17th of March 2015, in a further step towards fostering leadership in the private sector and setting a distinctive milestone in the region; the Public Private Partnership Committee had launched an online application process for the highly anticipated National CEO Program (NCP). The three-step application and interview process managed by an independent world-class international human resource consultancy, delivered a transparent, rigorous and merit-based procedure. The process witnessed an unprecedented 1,400 applicants from which 30 shortlisted candidates were identified, representing divers economic sectors, regions and organization sizes (of which SMEs made up 34% of the cohort and included representation from 7 governorates).

The National CEO Program provides a powerful learning experience built on three key methodologies: a taught six module 12 month program, delivering latest leadership thinking and research, including individual one-on-one and team leadership coaching; a powerful application process that focuses on developing strategic projects for the country; the creation of a cross-sector, cross-region community of senior private sector leaders.

On this occasion, the Minister of Diwan H.E Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi commented, “Developing Omani talent and capacity building is a strategic priority of the Public Private partnership and the launch of the initiative underpins this commitment. Offering high potential private sector leaders the opportunity to develop and grow with in their career path.”

His Excellency, added “The diversity shown in the cohort reflects the commitment the Sultanate is making; to economic diversification, investment in businesses of all sizes, development of region and growth of industry. I congratulate the participants to getting through this highly competitive application phase and ask them to join hands in immersing themselves in a truly unique learning journey enabling them to achieve their very full potential.”

# First Middle Last Comapny Title Region of Origin
1 Abdullah

Saif

Al Hadi Abraj Energy Services SAOC Chief Operating Officer Muscat
2

AbdulMalik

AbdulKarim Al Balushi Oman Shipping Company General Manager Support Services Al Batinah South
3

Abeer

Mohammed Al Abduwani Oman Brunei Investment Company Chief Executive Officer Muscat
4

Adnan

Mohammed Al Alawi friendioman Chief operating officer A'Sharqiyah South
5

Ahmed

Saleh Al-Shaibani Petroleum Development Oman LLC Project Manager A'Dhahirah
6

Ahmed

Suhail Al Habsi AEG Ogden/ OCEC ( Oman Convention Center) Director of Administration & Finance A'Sharqiyah North
7

Aiman

Mohamed Al Zakwani Olive Electronic Solutions LLC Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Al Batinah
8

Aisha

Abdullah Al-Kharusi Alizz Islamic Bank Chief Marketing Officer A'Dakhiliyah
9

Ali

Nasser Al Rasbi Oman Tourism Development Company  (OMRAN) Chief Operations Officer A'Sharqiyah South
10

Ali

Mustafa Al Lawati Shell Development Oman General Manager External Affairs Muscat
11

Ali

Qasim Al Lawati National Bank of Abu Dhabi Chief Operating Officer Muscat
12

Aliya

Mohamed Al-Aufi Takatuf Oman Head of Business Development and Head of Talent Management

Al Batinah

13

Amer

Mustafa Al Fadhil Competence HR Managing Director Muscat
14

Ayad

Ali Al-Balushi Oman Oil Company E&PChief Portfolio Officer Muscat
15

Badar

Abdullah Al Hashmi Oman Airports Management Company Chief Audit Executive A'Sharqiyah South
16

Firas

Ali Hassan Al Abduwani Hussam Technology Company LLC CEO Muscat
17

Ghada

Mohammed Al Yousef Electricity Holding Company Executive Manager - Group Communications and Sustainability Muscat
18

Ghalib

Said Al Saidi A'Saffa Food Processing Executive Director Al Batinah North
19

Haitham

Mansoor Al Busaidi Qatar First Bank Head of Corporate Banking Muscat
20

Harith

Suleiman Al-Brashdi Al Madina Real Estate Company Chief Operating Officer A'Dakhiliyah
21

Hussain

Huthaith Al Batahari Al Bahihi International LLC CEO Dhofar
22

Hussein

Abdul Ridha Al Lawati Horizons Capital Markets SAOC Executive Director Muscat
23

Mohamed

Aufait Al Mashani Port of Salalah General Manager, Corporate Affairs Dhofar
24

Mohamed

Sadiq Sulaiman Oman National Investments Development Company SAOC Head of Investments - Private Markets Muscat
25

Nasser

Masoud Al Sheibani The Wave, Muscat SAOC Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Al Sharqiyah North
26

Sami

Mohsin Al Shaikh Nafal Business Services LLC Co-Owner and General Manager Muscat
27

Saud

Said Al Shidhani HSBC General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Muscat
28

Sharifa
 

Mussalam Al Barami AlJazeera Global Services & Investments Executive Partner Dhofar
29

Yaqoob

Saif Al Kiyumi OMAN POWER AND WATER PROCUREMENT COMPANY CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Al Batinah North
30

Zina

Mohammed Al-Harthi Arab House for Advertising LLC Managing Director A'Sharqiyah North

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About the Public-Private Partnership Committee (PPP)
As an extension of the patronage of H.M. the Sultan for the private sector, and in order to enable the sector to play its role as an active partner in the social and economic development of the Sultanate, the initiative was launched in April 2013, through the adoption of a committee that includes six ministers and six members from the private sector that are selected in rotation from among 30 representatives of the sector including business owners who have been chosen by a wider private sector group. The initiative is an inclusive effort structured in a manner that allows for the rotation of private sector members, thereby including a broad number of participants and views from the private sector.

The PPP has several notable objectives, including: Enhancing co-operation between the public and private sector, identifying opportunities for collaboration, supporting the employment and capability development of Omani Nationals, as well as working towards regional diversification and development.

The Committee efforts began by identifying four national priorities of partnership (economic diversification, job creation, regional development, building national capabilities), where these priorities constitute a general framework for proposed ideas, projects and initiatives, as well as challenges to be addressed in partnership with relevant government agencies. In addition, four working groups have been established to include a number of undersecretaries as representatives of key government stakeholders for each priority, and a number of businessmen and businesswomen as representatives to the partnership team from the private sector.

The National CEO Program is one of a number of national initiatives that have been agreed upon by representatives of the two sectors, aiming to enable the private sector through equipping it with world-class executives who are able to lead its future towards further progress and prosperity, and contributing to the overall national economy. A number of other key projects and initiatives are currently being studied.

About the National CEO Program
Under the patronage of the Diwan of Royal Court, the National CEO program is an initiative that was launched by the Public Private Partnership platform “Sharaka”. It is the first of its kind in the Sultanate and its goal is to develop the next generation of private sector Omani leaders and executives. It is a visible demonstration of the importance and value that the Sultanate assigns to the private sector’s role in the future performance of Oman’s economy and one which will deliver clear results.

The National CEO Program is designed to address the private sector’s emerging needs for talented business leaders and executives who are empowered to meet the challenges of the marketplace and embrace the opportunities that the Sultanate’s economy will offer. This exclusive program is founded on global best practice and the latest leadership thinking and learning methodologies.