The National CEO Program Launches the Second Cohort

The National CEO Program Launches the Second Cohort

Mar 13, 2016

The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Taskforce “Sharaka” has announced the launch of Cohort 2 of the National CEO Program (NCP), as part of its commitment to contribute to the development of national leaders in the Private Sector.

An online application process was launched to enrol another group of 35 talented Omani private sector leaders, with a criteria that guarantees economic diversification by selecting participants from different economic sectors, representing different governorates, and businesses of different sizes. Participants will be involved in a cutting-edge learning journey through classroom-based delivery, experiential learning, leadership coaching, and project application. The orientation session for the programme is scheduled for May 2016, when successful applicants will be introduced to the NCP’s Advisory Committee and the NCP team at the Institute of Capability Development (ICD) of the Diwan of Royal Court.

His Excellency, Dr Ali Qassim Jawad, the Advisor for Studies and Research at the Diwan of Royal Court and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee, commented, “By developing a community of world-class Omani leaders, we are enabling the private sector to play a greater role in the socio-economic development of the country.” Dr. Jawad also explained “with carefully selected partners, we co-designed the program to ensure achievement of national PPP priorities, and a balanced delivery of both theoretical and practical components, focusing on a comprehensive range of modules, including; Leading in a Global Context, Inspirational Leadership, National Competitiveness, and Competing for the Future.”

Professor Michael Wade, Program Director at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), a leading global business school and Knowledge Partner to the NCP, remarked, “I am extremely excited to be moving into the second cohort of the National CEO Program. We have witnessed a massive transformation in the participants from the first cohort and I am looking forward to working to shape a new group of Omani leaders. I have been very impressed by the forward-looking approach of the Diwan of Royal Court in setting up this program to train the next generation of Omani executives.”

Applicants to the NCP undergo a rigorous and transparent selection process, before embarking upon the 12 month program, combining onshore and overseas learning sessions. Online submissions can be made at until 27 March 2016.


About the National CEO Program:

The National CEO Program (NCP) is an initiative that was launched by the Public Private Partnership (PPP) taskforce ‘Sharaka’. It is the first-of-its-kind in the Sultanate with the objective of developing the next generation of world-class Omani business leaders and executives. The platform is a visible demonstration of the importance and value that Oman assigns to the private sector’s role in the future performance of the national economy.

NCP was designed to address the private sector’s need for talented businesspeople who are equipped and empowered to meet the challenges of the local and regional marketplace, and create greater opportunities to drive economic growth. This exclusive program is founded on international best practices and the latest in leadership training and learning methodologies.