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NTI BIZPRO AWARDS 2010 – BUSINESS LEADERS AND YOUNG ACHIEVERS TAKE THE GRAND STAND
Muscat : An awards function totally presented by awards winners! BizPro Awards 2010 was a gala ceremony that began with a tense air of expectation. The best of the best Business Leaders and Young Achievers awaited Oman’s proud moment. More than 130 Young Achiever nominees had been filtered down to 3 by the expert KPMG panel that took them through the evaluation process. Then, there was the much-awaited announcement of the winner of the BizPro Business Leader Award.
The main objective of these awards, now into the 4th consecutive year, has been to reward and promote the achievements of the Omani Business Leaders and Young Achievers by acknowledging their contribution to the corporate sectors in Oman. The National Training Institute has instituted the BizPro Awards to be a definitive thrust towards recognizing the role models and mentors of the business world here. Partnering with business houses, the primary objective has been to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Omani performers, and inspire people and contribute to the growth of the country.
The BizPro awards strive to spark this fire in talented individuals by presenting them as acknowledged performers of the business world, and arousing their desire to live up to new responsibilities. No wonder, the awards have become a benchmark for recognizing and rewarding Omanis who have excelled in their professional domains, both as Young Achievers and as Business Leaders.
At the stroke of 7pm, the show began, in the presence of hundreds of luminaries from the corporate world, with internationally renowned adventurer, Nabil Al Busaidi, as the guest speaker for the evening.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Said Al Noufli, HR Team Leader, Petrogas, winner of the Young Achiever Award in 2009.
Welcoming Nabil Al Busaidi, Baha Al Lawati, Sr. Manager, National and International Accounts from Oman Telecommunications , winner of Young Achiever Award 2008 said Nabil has always pursued the path of excellence, and his presence as the guest speaker for the evening was apt, as he himself had transformed into being a role model for many Omanis. Baha went on to say young Omanis had a responsible role to play carrying this great country forward, and Nabil’s achievements were truly an inspiration for any Omani seeking success in any venture.
The video that followed took viewers through interesting glimpses of BizPro winners, their achievements and their views about what aspirants could look to.
The Business leader for 2010 and the three Young Achievers, who were chosen from among ten finalists, made individual presentations at the award ceremony to prove their true ability to deserve this kind of prestige and honour.
The participation of the renowned firm KPMG as evaluators of candidates has been acknowledged by one and all as the best for truly independent assessment. KMPG are known for their professional status in audit, tax and advisory, and their involvement assures candidates of even greater transparency in the evaluation process.
Mr Michael Armstrong, Partner-in-charge, KPMG took the audience through the evaluation processes for both the Business Leader and the Young Achiever categories. He said that to win the NTI BIZPRO Young Achiever Award, participants have to prove their calibre at different preliminary rounds to be eligible to reach the finals. This year too, candidates were hard pressed to prove themselves and the best were finally chosen by experts from KPMG.
Nominations for the Business Leader were received from all the leading banks in Oman and assessed in complete confidentiality by KPMG. Winners were selected based on pre-set criteria by a panel comprising of senior KPMG team members.
Emerging as winners in the Young Achiever’s category were, Hana Mohammad Masoud Al Kharusi, Unit Head, National Bank of Oman, Taha Husain Shahdad Al Raisi, Department Head, Nawras, and Hani Dawood Ramdan Al-Zadjali, Head HRD, Oman Refinery and Petrochemicals Company. These winners will become role models & mentors for their peers and to the younger generation. The reigning Business Leader Mr. Saud Al Nahari, CEO of Port Services Corporation SAOG, a dynamic leader, announced the winners and presented the award. Mr Stephen Thomas, CEO, Renaissance Services, congratulated the winners and handed over scholarships to each winner. Each Young Achiever was rewarded a sum of RO2500.
The winners of the BizPro Young Achiever Awards pose with Stephen Thomas and Saud A Nahari.
Mr. Saud bin Ahmed Al Nahari, CEO, Port Services Corporation SAOG was announced as the new Business Leader for the year 2010 by Dr Amer Rawas, CEO of Oman Telecommunications, winner of the Business Leader Award in 2008. Dr Rawas also handed over the award trophy to Mr. Saud. Mr. Steven Thomas, CEO, Renaissance Services handed over the scholarship cheque for Rial Omani 5000. Giving his speech of acceptance, Mr. Saud bin Ahmed Al Nahari shared his joy in being recognized amongst the business leaders and promised to work at the commitment he has been shouldered with.
Mr. Saud bin Ahmed Al Nahari, with Dr Amer Rawas, CEO of Oman Telecommunications and Stephen Thomas, CEO, Renaissance Services
Mr. Saud bin Ahmed Al Nahari, CEO, Port Services Corporation SAOG receiving the BizPro Business Leader for the year 2010 from Dr Amer Rawas, CEO of Oman Telecommunications
For four years now the NTI BizPro Awards have inspired industry people to confidently strive for establishing themselves as business pioneers. Excellence and quality are important elements of any product or service, and one’s learning ability is also determined by these factors. Ms Fatma Al Siyabi, Winner Young Achievers Award 2008, Regional Deployment Planner at Shell Oman Marketing presented the vote of thanks and brought the curtain down on a memorable evening.
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 emphasize 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 corporate leaders who have 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.
To compete successfully in today's global markets, a leader has to drive and sustain growth. This calls for knowledge of global business practices, new trends and ideas, along with an ability to inspire people in the organisation to keep ahead.
We at NTI sincerely appreciate your partnering with us in our efforts to recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of Omani corporate leaders who have contributed significantly to their organisation and the country.
The winner of the Business Leader Award will be reviewed and selected; guaranteeing objectivity and credibility, by KPMG. The winners would receive a scholarship of RO 5000 each sponsored by Renaissance Services SAOG.
The details of the NTI Bizpro Awards for Business Leader 2010 are outlined below :
To recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Corporate Leaders who have contributed significantly to the overall growth of the organization and the country.
While selecting your nominee, kindly keep the following eligibility criteria in consideration:
• (S)he must be an Omani National
• (S)he must be employed at a senior management post like Chairman, President, CEO or similar
• (S)he must have made substantial contribution to his/her organisation and society
Banking sector in general plays a very important role in the growth and development of a country and needless to say that Oman’s banking sector is extremely instrumental in providing expertise and support to Oman’s growing economy. Therefore nominations are invited exclusively from the banking sector for nominating three leading business personalities of Corporate Oman by filling up either the attached nomination form or online form available on the NTI BizPro website (http://www.ntioman.com/bizpro.shtml).
Deadline for receiving nominations: 13.01.2010
•All nominations will be received and reviewed directly by KPMG
• KPMG will select finalists based on nomination count per nominee
• KPMG will invite additional information from all finalists
• KPMG panel will select the winners based on nomination information and additional information received from finalists
Given Oman's business pace, the need for leaders is certain to grow exponentially. Global competition further adds to the challenge of identifying and nurturing leaders across business functions. Organisations need to create leaders who can transform the businesses by efficiently managing people and resources. The NTI BizPro Young Achiever Award is constituted to recognize, motivate and develop these leadership and life skills in young Omanis.
The winners of the Young Achievers Award will be reviewed and selected; guaranteeing objectivity and credibility, by KPMG. The winners would receive a scholarship of RO 2500 each sponsored by Renaissance Services SAOG.
•To acknowledge, encourage, reward and promote the positive achievements of young Omani managers
•Encourage & motivate young Omani at all levels in their chosen field of endeavor
•Develop and encourage leadership and life skills in young Omanis
•Develop a sense of pride in being an Omani
•Provide role models & mentors for our youth by highlighting their achievements and the pursuit of excellence
While selecting your nominees, kindly keep the following eligibility criteria in consideration:
•(S)he must be an Omani National in the age group of 25 to 35 years
•(S)he should be employed at a managerial / supervisory position with minimum 5 years of work experience
•(S)he should have management aptitude, leadership qualities and effective communication skills
•(S)he should be able to train, support and encourage team members
Nominations can be submitted online (http://www.ntioman.com/bizpro.shtml)
The nomination form can be downloaded from the above website. The hard copy of the duly filled nomination form can be couriered to the address provided in submission details at the end of the nomination form.
The selection process will include the following:
•Nominations received by KPMG
•All nominees to participate in screening management aptitude test
The submission information is available at the end of the nomination form.
Business Leader : 13.01.2010
Young Achievers : 27.01.2010
KPMG, the Global Audit, Tax and Advisory Firm, will be the independent Evaluators of Candidates of the 2010 BizPro Awards. KPMG’s independent evaluation of the process will assure candidates of even greater transparency in the selection process.
KPMG has more than 100,000 professionals throughout the world, offices in 800 cities and 7,000 partners in over 150 countries. KPMG Oman was established in 1974 and has since offered professional services to a large and diversified portfolio of clients.
BizPro scholarships are sponsored by Renaissance Services SAOG, which has always subscribed to ethical corporate governance, excellence in business, and encouraged empowerment and the peaking of individual competence.