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National CEO Program Launches Second Cohort of Omani Leaders in Switzerland

National CEO Program Launches Second Cohort of Omani Leaders in Switzerland

Sep 20, 2016

The National CEO Program (NCP) has launched its second learning journey, following the rigorous selection of 35 high calibre executives by a globally-reputed independent HR consultancy. On its mission to build the capabilities of world-class Omani CEOs, the NCP’s second annual intake has embarked upon an 11 day placement at the International Institute of Management Development (IMD), one of the world’s premier business schools in Lausanne, Switzerland. As Program Partner of the NCP, the IMD is delivering its opening module on ‘Leadership and Innovation’.  

“Tapping into the potential of the nation’s leading business talent is the key to generating an increasingly competitive and sustainable contribution from the Omani private sector, and thus enhancing our economic performance on a global scale,” said Dr Khamis bin Saud Al Tobi, Acting Director General of the Institute of Capability Development at the Diwan of Royal Court.

The NCP’s first module focuses on identifying global trends and how Oman’s future CEOs put their personal leadership into practice to enhance business performance. Balancing theory with operational prudence, participants cover a broad range of executive topics under the banner of ‘Leadership and Innovation’. This gives each individual the space to develop their full leadership potential to compete at the global level.

Dr Khamis bin Saud Al Tobi added, “The launch of Module 1 marks a milestone in our strategic mission to drive leadership, innovation and marketing as three key fundamentals of globally competitive business; all of which are of great importance to Oman as an emerging economy. As the NCP transforms individuals, companies and key sectors of the Omani economy, we will see the impact of the program filter down from our talented future CEOs, as their leadership potential inspires development across the national workforce”.

The NCP’s initial cohort comprised 30 executives representing small, medium and large-scale enterprises in sectors of economic importance. As NCP Alumni they quickly showcased their sharpened business acumen by delivering project proposals of national significance. These ‘live breakthrough projects’ from the first cohort of the NCP promise strong economic returns and have already generated a high level of interest from foreign investment funds.

The NCP’s second cohort will continue this success by focusing on their own ‘live breakthrough projects’, which will be of critical importance to the key strategic sectors of Oman’s economy today. Throughout the program, participants benefit from cutting-edge business insights combined with experiential learning, one-to-one team leadership coaching and live project management. The NCP’s unique approach is steadily growing a community of Omani CEOs capable of delivering world-class performance for Oman in the global economy.