Ahlibank honored with the “Leadership in Youth Development” award


Muscat: Ahlibank’s ongoing efforts to provide local youth with career opportunities that include orientation and on-the-job training programs as well as soft skills training that enhance their management and leadership skills, have been validated with the prestigious “Leadership in Youth Development Award” at Alam Al -Itkisaad’s Sustainability Leadership Awards, which took place during the Oman Forum 2022, held recently at Al Bustan Hotel – At the Ritz Carlton.

Organized by Alam Al-Iktisaad, Oman’s leading Arabic business magazine, under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the 11th edition of the Oman Forum was chaired by Dr. Rahma bint Ibrahim Al Al Mahrouqiyah, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

Ahlibank’s Leadership in Youth Development award reflects its ongoing youth and graduate development initiatives, particularly the Himam program. It is structured as an intensive 2-year career modular program to equip young graduates with relevant banking knowledge as well as essential skills for a professional career in support of the goals of the future vision, Oman 2040. Since its launch in 2015 , the program has trained and recruited more than 64 young graduates enrolled in the various divisions of the Bank. This two-year program builds candidates’ self-confidence by engaging them in competitive work environments that complement their learning from university studies.

Receiving the award on behalf of the Bank, Hana Al Kharusi, Managing Director of Corporate Banking and Chair of the Talent Management Committee, said: “This is a moment of recognition for the team of professionals who work tirelessly to train young graduates in order to strengthen their skills. exercises in line with current labor market requirements. ahlibank is at the forefront of youth development programs with Himam, and our goal is to attract high-potential aspiring talent to our country and equip them with the tools to unlock their true potential. We don’t just train our selected candidates on the workings of the industry; we also provide them with expert hands-on experience as well as exposure to challenging projects and various problem-solving opportunities, to empower them to take on responsible roles. We have and continue to champion the importance of nurturing young talent and developing their skills.

ahlibank has been able to achieve success and excellence through the Himam program as it includes a specific training approach and scope, which includes workshops on the basics of banking, on-the-job rotation, project management, skills development activities and individual training. -an orientation session with experienced mentors, among other interactive schedules. The Bank has realized the importance of guiding the enormous potential of young people by offering training and development initiatives that contribute to having a long-term impact on the overall development of the country. ahlibank is committed to continuing to provide training and development opportunities to enhance the skills of its employees and graduates in various disciplines.



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