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L to R: Ammar Askari Mohammed Ismail, His Highness Sayyid Tarik bin Shabib Al Said, Asaad Hilal Salim Al Kharusi, Saud Abdul Ghafoor Al Balushi and Lawrence Alva
NTI Bizpro Awards 2016 Honours Business Professionals of the Year.
A view of the audience at NTI BizPro Awards 2016
Muscat, October 10, 2016: The winners of the 10th edition of the annual NTI BizPro Award were felicitated in a grand ceremony held at Afrah Ballroom in Grand Hyatt recently. The most-coveted business professional awards in Oman honours the best of the next generation of Omani professionals. Abdulnasir Noori Ahmed Al Raisi, Deputy General Manager, Premier Banking, Bank Muscat, was the keynote speaker at the event, which was held under the auspices of HH Sayid Tarik bin Shabib. The glitzy evening was attended by the nation’s top corporate honchos and senior professionals from the private sector, and provided the perfect backdrop for showcasing the next brigade of Omani leaders.
Abdulnasir Noori Al Raisi, Deputy General Manager, Premier Banking, Bank Muscat, delivering the Keynote Address
This year, the award for the ‘Business Professional of the Year 2016’ were given to three individuals – Ammar Askari Mohammed Ismail, Section Head - Customer Experience Improvement, NBO; Suad Abdul Ghafoor Al Balushi, Head ALM, Secondary Loan Trading, Bank Muscat; and Asaad Hilal Salim Al Kharusi, Head Products & eBanking, Bank Muscat – for their commitment, passion, astute performance and proven leadership skills that are certain to motivate others to strive harder towards their goals, contribute to the organization and be a part of the nation’s growth story.
His Highness Sayyid Tarik bin Shabib Al Said
Speaking about the win, Suad Al Balushi, said, “I am very thankful to NTI for bestowing me with this award. While the award is a matter of pride, it also means shouldering the responsibility of living up to the expectations and be a role model for fellow professionals. This recognition of my hard work encourages me to keep the fire within me burning and I shall stay committed to the trust invested in me.”
Over the last decade, NTI BizPro Awards has had many exemplary winners, each of who have served as change agents and made the nation proud with their contribution to the economy. And as a way to honour these extraordinary performances, this year the awardees were inducted into the “BizPro Hall of Fame” so that their efforts are etched in memory forever. Commenting on the Award, Lawrence Alva, CEO of National Training Institute said, “Talent is the greatest, and the most sustainable, resource for any country. The young professionals of today will be the business leaders of tomorrow. Our effort at NTI is to harness this treasure and bring to the fore some of the most brilliant minds from the corporate world in Oman. Through the BizPro Awards, we identify and nurture talented youngsters, and celebrate the best professional each year. I am certain that this year’s winners, along with the past winners, will continue to create a legacy worth emulating.”
Part of the Babcock International Group, National Training Institute started BizPro Awards a decade ago with the aim to encourage and recognize successful young Omani professionals and support future leaders in the private sector. The awards are presented by Renaissance which has been giving out scholarships to the winners each year.