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NTI BIZPRO AWARDS 2011 – BUSINESS LEADERS AND YOUNG ACHIEVERS TAKE THE GRAND STAND
MUSCAT: An award function totally presented by previous year’s award winners! BizPro Awards 2011 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 100 ‘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 their 5th 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 sector in Oman. National Training Institute initiated the BizPro Awards to be a definitive thrust towards recognising the role models and mentors of the business world. Partnering with business houses, the primary objective has been to recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of Omani performers, and inspire people to contribute towards 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. The awards have become a benchmark for recognising and rewarding Omanis who have excelled in their professional domains, both as Young Achievers and as Business Leaders.
At the stroke of 7:15 pm, the show began, in the presence of hundreds of luminaries from the corporate world, and Khalid bin Sulaiman al Siyabi, the first Omani to scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain peak at 8,840 meters as the guest speaker for the evening. He recalled moments of his expedition, sharing footage and images of the challenges he faced during the climb. He is also the first Arab to climb the Bimori Mountain, one of the most dangerous mountains on the Himalayas. Khalid’s achievements can be cited as an example for young Omanis to achieve new heights in their respective fields of practice.
The Business Leader for 2011 and the three Young Achievers, who were chosen from among 6 finalists in each category, 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 Khalid Ansari, Partner - KPMG, took the audience through the evaluation processes for both the Business Leader and the Young Achievers categories. He said that to win the NTI BizPro Young Achievers 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 award were received from all the leading banks and media fraternity 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 Achievers category were, Ammar Sulaiman Al Kharusi, Supervisor at OMRAN, Aliya Abdullah Al Zadjali, C & A Engineer at Mott MacDonald & Company LLC and Khalid Mohammed Ahmed Al Barwani, Team Leader at Ahli Bank. These winners will become role models & mentors for their peers and to the younger generation. Samir J. Fancy, Chairman of Renaissance Services S.A.O.G and Stephen R. Thomas, CEO of Renaissance Services S.A.O.G, presented the awards to the winners. Each Young Achiever was rewarded a sum of RO 2500 as a scholarship sponsored by Renaissance Services S.A.O.G.
Sayyida Rawan Ahmed Al Said, MD & Group CE of ONIC Holding was announced as the new Business Leader for the year 2011 by H.E Khalil Abdullah Al Khonji, Chairman of OCCI. Sayyida Rawan holds an M.Sc degree in Economics & Finance from Loughborough University, UK, a Post Graduate Diploma in Investment Analysis from Stirling University, UK and a BA degree in Economics & Political Science from the American University, Cairo. She is on the board of a number of companies and financial institutions in Oman and has over 23 years experience in the field of investment. Sayyida Rawan is also the first Omani woman to hold the position of a Chief Executive in a publicly listed company.
For five years now the NTI BizPro Awards has recognised outstanding achievement and served as an impetus for other people in the corporate world to strive for emulating the same. The awards are truly a benchmark for excellence and quality, rewarding the winners and inspiring their peers and the future leaders. All the attendees of this glorious evening concurred that corporate Oman’s future is indeed looking very bright with the quality of talent on display and their commitment to serve their organisations and the country to the best of their abilities.
Sayyida Rawan Ahmed Al Said
MD and Group CE
Aliya Abdullah Al Zadjali
C& A Engineer
Mott Mcdonald & Co.LLC
Ammar Sulaiman Al Kharusi
Khalid Mohammed Ahmed Al Barwani
Ahli Bank SAOG
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.
NTI BizPro Awards 2011 for Business Leader:
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 winner would receive a scholarship of Rial 5000 sponsored by Renaissance Services SAOG towards developing leaders in their organisation.
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
The Banking & Media sector in general play a very important role in the growth and development of a country and needless to say, Oman’s Banking & Media sector is extremely instrumental in providing the expertise and support to Oman’s development. Therefore nominations are invited exclusively from the Banking and Media sector for nominating three leading business personalities of corporate Oman by filling the attached forms.
The submission information is available at the end of the nomination form.
Deadline for receiving nominations is 22 February 2011
Selection process (by KPMG)
•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
NTI BizPro Awards 2011 for Young Achievers:
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 Achievers Award is constituted to recognise, 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 Rial 2500 each sponsored by Renaissance Services SAOG towards enahancing their management education.
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 by filling up the attached form or by downloading the forms from the website http://www.ntioman.com/bizpro.shtml. 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.
Deadline for receiving nominations is 27 February 2011
Selection Process (by KPMG):
The selection process will include the following:
•Nominations recieved by KPMG:
All nominees to participate in screening management aptitude test
•12 finalists selected by KPMG
Assessment process based on multiple activities
• 5 WINNERS selected by KPMG
Assessment based on presentation skills
The submission information is available at the end of the nomination form.
Business Leader : 22.02.2011
Young Achievers : 27.02.2011
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.