They have the offerings of a larger Institute with the service level of a smaller business. They made me feel like I am their only client in purchasing, implementing, and following up with our training event.
Jonathan Stearns | Sr. Manager Omantel Training Center
NTI BizPro Awards is a social investment initiative by National Training Institute. The awards, which were the first-of-its-kind in Oman were launched in 2007 with the core objective to acknowledge, encourage, reward and most importantly promote the momentous achievements of Omani business professionals in the private sector.
The Awards recognise brilliant Omani masterminds who have displayed initiative, innovation and a relentless pursuit of excellence in leadership competence. The awardees will become role models & mentors for next level of business go-getters and livewires by elucidating their achievements and highlighting the key aspects of becoming the business stars of tomorrow. The awards also emphasise on steering the economy ahead.
NTI carries the mantle for developing and encouraging leadership skills amongst young Omanis. The BizPro Awards is an endeavour to be a true source of inspiration, motivation and encourage the Omani youth to carry on the success story of the previous achievers.
THE AWARD CATEGORIES
NTI BizPro Award for Business Leader - The objective of this award is to recognise and felicitate the accomplishment of a corporate leader who has contributed significantly to corporate Oman.
NTI BizPro Award for Young Achievers - The purpose of this award is to motivate and value the ground-breaking achievements of young Omani managers who will be tomorrow’s leaders.
Business Leader : The selection process for the Business Leader is done in the most transparent and professional way. The names of the Business Leaders are nominated by the Chiefs of the media fraternity. All the leading media houses in Oman are asked to nominate 3 recognised business leaders who are currently leading a corporate business organisation based on the following criteria:
• Visionary Leadership
• Risk taking capability
• Adding value
• Best Practice
• Employee Relations
• Contribution to the Community & Country
Among these candidates, the one with the highest number of nominations is given the Business Leader Award.
Young Achievers : The selections for this category are made in a simplified format as invitations are sent to all leading corporate offices for nominating the star performers from their organisations. The nomination forms are filled up and submitted on the NTI BizPro website - www.ntioman.com/bizproawards or are reached at the address mentioned in all media communications
All nominees from top corporate houses in Oman are called to participate in a management aptitude assessment. Based on the performance 12 candidates are short-listed as the finalists for the Young Achievers Award.
These 12 finalists are then invited to give a presentation on a topic related to their personal development and career advancement through which they are assessed for their personal skills at organising and building up a presentation matter of interest & value systematically and logically and then present it to a panel of judges demonstrating effective communication skills.
Based on individual scores the final 3 winners are selected by the panel of judges which comprises of senior members of Oman’s corporate sector.
THE JURY MEMBERS FOR 2008 BizPro AWARDS
1- Mr. Abdulaziz Mohd. Al-Baushi, CEO, Ahli Bank
2- Mr. Hilal Yahya Al Mawali, External Affairs and Human Resources Manager, Shell Development Oman
3- Ms. Malak Shaibani, GM, Fund for Development of Youth Projects
4- Mr. Mohamed Al Shuraiki: Director General, OCCI
5- Mr. Salim Al Kaabi, AGM, Human Resources, Bank Muscat
11 MARCH 2008 - A GRAND EVENING OF ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOLADES
The NTI BizPro Award ceremony for the year 2008 was held at the Hotel Grand Hyatt.
Chief Guest, Mr. AbdulRazak Ali Issa, the Chief Executive of Bank Muscat, graced the occasion and presided over the glittering ceremony.
It was an evening filled with glitz and glamour as the star performers of Oman’s corporate world were all set to shine on the centre stage.
The evening started with a welcome message by Lawrence Alva, GM, NTI followed by a motivational and pepped up talk by HH Sayyid Tariq bin Shabib, to the contestants. Then the moment came for what everyone was waiting as the Chief Guest for the evening, Mr. AbdulRazzak presented the trophies to the winners.
Mr. Baha Mohammed Ridha Nooruddin Al Lawati and Mr. Asim Mohammed Bahram Al Zadjali representing ‘Omantel’, and Ms. Fatma Khalid Al Siyabi from ‘Shell Oman Marketing Company’ were declared the distinguished winners of the ‘Young Achievers Award 2008’. They celebrated their moment of joy with a great sense of achievement and ecstasy which reflected in their speech after winning the coveted prize.
In the category of Business Leader Award 2008, Dr. Amer Awadh Al Rawas, the Managing Director of Oman Mobile was honoured with ‘Business Leader of the Year 2008’ trophy and got a huge round of applause amidst the gathered crowd. After receiving the trophy Dr. Amer Awadh Al Rawas gave an absolute spellbinding speech, which left the members of the audience absolutely amazed and made a huge impact on them.
Renaissance Services SAOG sponsored the scholarships for the Business Leader and Young Achievers worth RO 5000 and RO 2500 respectively. CEO of Renaissance Services SAOG, Stephen Thomas congratulated the winners and handed over the scholarships.