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NTI BIZPRO AWARDS 2012 – Presented to three Young Achievers
MUSCAT: The NTI BizPro Awards 2012 were presented in a glittering ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on 20th May, 2012. Anisa Al Raissi, a 2009 recipient of the NTI BizPro Young Achievers award and the master of ceremonies for the evening commenced the proceedings by inviting Hani Al Zadjali to deliver a welcome address. A winner of the 2010 Young Achievers Award, Hani said, “NTI BizPro has been recognising and rewarding the most important asset of any organisation, which is human resources. It is this resource that takes a company from good to great and today we are celebrating our future.” Khalid Ansari, Partner, KPMG gave a detailed presentation on the evaluation process. BizPro Awards 2012 got close to 100 nominations, out of which 10 candidates made it to the pre-final stage and five to the grand final. Khalid added that the nominees were judged on skills, decision making acumen, result orientation, presentation and communication skills.
HH Sayyid Tarik bin Shabib al Said, Director, Renaissance Services and Stephen Thomas, CEO, Renaissance Services were invited on stage to present the NTI BizPro Awards 2012 to the three Young Achievers who had emerged as the winners braving a long and tough assessment process. As Raissi announced the names of the three winners -- Murtadha Al Lawati, Head of Corporate Communications, Ahlibank; Abbas Hassan Al Lawati, Manager, Equity Group Investment Banking, BankMuscat and Sami Mohsin Al Sheikh, General Manager, Human Resources, Enhance -- the august gathering burst into spontaneous applause. Each one of the winners were presented with a trophy and a certificate. In addition, Renaissance Services awarded a scholarship of RO2,500 to each one of them.
In his acceptance speech Mohsin said that this honour had placed greater responsibility on his shoulders. Abbas felt that young Omanis can achieve the unachievable through dedication and hard work. Murtadha elaborated on his beliefs like having self confidence and learning from failures. The special guest of the evening Yuthar Al Rawahy, Chairperson, The National Association of Cancer Awareness (NACA), in her speech talked about corporate citizenship and the growth of NACA over the years. “Learn what is unique in you and build upon it,” added Yuthar. Lawrence Alva, CEO, NTI presented Yuthar with a token of appreciation. Amaar Sulaiman al Rawahi, a BizPro winner from 2011 delivered the vote of thanks expressing his gratitude on behalf of NTI to everyone who had attended the function. As the curtains came down on NTI BizPro Awards 2012, its time to look forward to the next edition of the awards.
Khalid Ansari, Partner, KPMG
Guest Speaker, Ms Yuthar Al Rawahy
Winner of the Young Achievers
Winner of the Young Achievers Award 2012
Finalists of the BizPro Young Achievers Award 2012
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 2012 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 20 March 2012
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 2012 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 04 April 2012
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: 20 March 2012
Young Achievers: 4 April 2012
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.