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Building a Powerhouse of Private Sector World Class Omani CEOs  35 Omanis Embark On the National CEO Program’s Cutting-Edge Learning Journey as 30 Pioneering NCP Participants Graduate

Building a Powerhouse of Private Sector World Class Omani CEOs 35 Omanis Embark On the National CEO Program’s Cutting-Edge Learning Journey as 30 Pioneering NCP Participants Graduate

May 31, 2016

The National CEO Program (NCP) announced the 35 Omani participants of the second cohort and saw its first cohort of 30 graduate in the month of May. This marks a major milestone in His Majesty’s vision of a vibrant community of private sector leaders who are inspired and empowered to make an impact on the national competitiveness of Oman.

The second cohort of Omani nationals took part in an orientation session following their selection onto the NCP. A rigorous selection process was conducted over eight weeks from March to May. This year’s intake saw a 23% increase in the percentage of applicants qualifying from the first stage of assessment, with a strong representation from key economic sectors, including manufacturing, logistics and transportation and other strategic industries. Applications were received from nine of the eleven governorates, with an even split in the size of organisations, ranging from small and medium to large-scale enterprises.

“Selected from the top cadre of leaders from industries of strategic economic importance, participants are well positioned to lead transformational change as they drive the growth of their organisations and contribute to increasing the competitiveness of their respective sectors” said HE Dr Ali Qassim Al Lawati, Chairman of the NCP Advisory Committee, speaking during the orientation day for NCP participants. He continued, “It’s good to see that the participants come from a diverse range of industries and governorates in the Sultanate.”

Lynn Sadler, Program Director of the NCP, highlighted the efforts undertaken to deliver a rigorous, transparent and fair selection process. She commented, “The NCP’s merit-based selection process includes aptitude tests and competency interviews conducted by independent assessors of a leading international human resources consultancy. This is a critical platform from which to build world-class Omani CEOs.”

The NCP was launched by the Public-Private-Partnership Taskforce (PPP) ‘Sharaka’ and is managed by the Institute of Capability Development (ICD) at the Diwan of Royal Court. The Program is delivered by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), one of the world’s leading business schools in Oman, Switzerland and Singapore. The intensive curriculum features high-impact learning methodologies, live breakthrough projects and modules on leadership and innovation, strategy and finance, leading in a global context, leading organisations and change, inspirational leadership, and competing for the future. The NCP’s strategic learning platform delivers the latest thinking in leadership and research, with individual one-on-one and group coaching sessions, as well as access to a high profile group of Omani private sector leaders.

HE Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of Diwan of Royal Court, presided over the graduation of the first cohort of NCP participants. “We are delighted to see the entire cohort of 30 participants graduate after their 12-month long learning journey. They are the pioneering participants of the NCP and the foundation of a growing community of NCP Alumni” commented Dr Khamis Saud Said Al Tobi, Head of ICD.

The first cohort met with the second cohort, during the orientation day in May, to share the benefit of their NCP learning experiences. The combined group of 65 NCP executives represent growing strength of the private sector, empowered to make a step-change to the Sultanate’s economy.

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First

Middle

Last

Company

Title

Region of Origin

1

Ibrahim

Said

Al Amri

Mineral Development Oman (Underformation)

Project Manager

Muscat

2

Salah

Salim

Al Ghazali

Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC

Chief Investment Officer

Muscat

3

Mujahid

Said

Al Zadjaly

Bank Sohar S.A.O.G

Deputy General Manager - IT & Alternate Channels

Muscat

4

Said

Nasser

Al Rashdi

Sandan Development

CEO

Muscat

5

Zayid

Khamis

Al Siyabi

CC Energy S. A. L.

New Ventures Director

A'Dakhiliyah

6

Manal

Mohamed

Al Abdawani

Sohar Food Cluster Comapny

CEO

Muscat

7

Ahmed

Amer

Al Mahrizi

Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa

Group Vice President – Customer Care

A'Sharqiyah North

8

Musallam

Said

Al-Maashani

Al Baraka Oilfield Services

CEO 

Dhofar

9

Ali

Abdullah

Al Muttawa

Golden Jeed Trading LLC

Managing Director

Al Batinah North

10

Juma

Saleh

AlAraimi

Oman LNG LLC & Al Khmyais Trade and Construction

Managing Director , Al Khumayasi Trade & Con, Commercial Finance Manager Oman LNG LLC

A'Sharqiyah South

11

Hana

Fahad

Al Hinai

Al Ahli Bank

Deputy General Manager Retail Development & Private Banking

Muscat

12

Azhar

Mohammed

Albarwani

DALEEL PETROLEUM LLC

HEAD OF IN-COUNTRY VALUE

A'Sharqiyah North

13

Hisham

Najeeb

Al Zubaidi

Global Omani Development & Investment CO. SAOC

Chief Commercial Officer

Dhofar

14

Baha

Mohamed Ridha

Allawati

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel)

General Manager

Muscat

15

Hamed

Sloum

Al Athobi

Oman Oil Company

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

A'Sharqiyah North

16

Sulaiman

Said

Al Lamki

HSBC Bank Oman

GM & Chief Risk Officer

Al Batinah South

17

Faleh

Mohammed

Al Abri

Dhofar Global LLC

CEO

A'Dhahirah

18

Talal

Saif

Al Subhi

Emdaad Petroleum Services & Projects LLC

Executive Director

Muscat

19

Nadia

Maqbool

Al Lawatiya

23 Degrees North

Owner, Founding Partner, CEO

Muscat

20

Said

Saif

AlMaskari

Composite Pipes Industry

General Manager

Muscat

21

Said

Salim

Al Hajri

Local Line

CEO

A'Sharqiyah North

22

Khalid

Nasser

Al Kindi

BP Exploration (Epsilon) LTD

Deputy General Manager – BP Oman

A'Dakhiliyah

23

Fatma

Yousuf

Al Ibrahim

Dolphin International LLC

Executive Director

Muscat

24

Mohamed

Said

Al Marjabi

International Business Development

Managing Director

Muscat

25

Haitham

Mohamed

ALFannah

ALSulaimi Group Holding

Chief Operations Officer

Muscat

26

Ishaq

Mohammed

Al Sarhni

Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company LLC

General Manager Engineering

A'Dakhiliyah

27

Ahmed

Mohammed

Al Sabahi

Oman Environmental Services Holding Company

Head Of Planning - MSW

A'Dakhiliyah

28

Haitham

Shakhboot

Al Saadi

Oman Air

VP Finance

Muscat

29

Hanaa

Mohammed

Al Kharusi

Ahli Bank SAOG

Deputy General Manager

Al Batinah South

30

Ali

Juma Mohamed

Al Mashrafi

Muscat Electricity Distribution Company (MEDC)

Chief Operation Officer - Distribution

A'Sharqiyah South

31

Khalil

Ali

Al Balushi

Oman Shipping Company SAOC

Marine Director

Muscat

32

Said

Salim

Al-Shanfari

Omantel

General Manager Consumer Marketing

Dhofar

33

Fahad

Nasser Ali

Al Harthy

Halliburton Worldwide limited

Country Manager

A'Sharqiyah North

34

Mansoor

Talib

Al Hinai

Electricity Holding Company

Vice President Distribution and Supply

A'Dakhiliyah

35

Faras

Mohamed Redha

Al-Haj

Al Hassan Engineering Company

Head of HR and  Administration for the Group

Muscat