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NTI BIZPRO AWARDS 2013 - BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR 2013
MUSCAT: National Training Institute (NIT), a market leader in the field of training for employment solutions, held the seventh annual BizPro awards at Crowne Plaza, Muscat, on 6th May 2013. The highly regarded NTI BizPro Awards is designed to recognise and reward the exceptional contribution of Omani business professionals in the private sector.
The 2013 BizPro Awards brought together brilliant Omani masterminds who displayed initiative, innovation and a relentless pursuit of excellence in leadership competence. NTI received more than 137 nominations this year, out of which, 3 winners took home the NTI BizPro Business Professional of the Year Awards. Qais Mohammed Nasser Al Hinai - Sr. Manager - HR Development from Bank Muscat, Naifin Mohammed Al Mazroui - Financial Analyst, Oman Oil Marketing Company and Abbas Irshad Moosa Lawati - Assistant Manager IS, ABB LLC were this year’s winners. KPMG, the evaluation partners for the BizPro Awards, ensured objectivity and a fair and competitive assessment and selection process.
At a grand award ceremony held here on 6th May, HH Sayyid Tarik bin Shabib Al Said, Director, Renaissance Services, gave away the trophies to the winners and also released the BizPro Alumni Booklet while Stephen Thomas, CEO, Renaissance Services, presented the scholarships to the three winners towards enhancing their management education.
Lawrence Alva, CEO, NTI giving a Memento of Appreciation to the Key Note Speaker, Hussain Salman Al Lawati, MD, Oman Cables Industry
The awards ceremony was conducted by Murtadha Al Lawati, head of corporate communications, Ahlibank and Sami Mohsin Al Sheikh, General Manager, human resources, Enhance Operating Companies. Both were among the winners of NTI BizPro 2012 awards. An interesting tradition, were at the previous year’s winners present the program.
Hussain Salman Al Lawati, Managing Director at Oman Cables Industry, the Key Note Speaker at the Award Ceremony, said that opportunities in business are limitless but you need to strike at the right chord to succeed in business. He added, “Business should be conducted in an ethical and righteous manner giving stress on high moral values.”
HH Sayyid Tarik bin Shabib Al Said unveils the NTI BizPro Awards Alumni Booklet
Commenting upon his win Qais Mohammed said, “The NTI BizPro Award has really gone the extra mile to bring out the best in Omani capabilities. The process was very competitive and challenging however, it gave me an opportunity to evaluate my inner self and gain confidence in my abilities. I hope I can live up to the high expectations of the esteemed privilege that has been bestowed upon me.”
"It has been an honour for me to be part of this challenging award process. Being selected as one of the winners, I consider this award as a token of honour for the nation, my family and myself,” added Abbas Irshad Moosa Al Lawati. The winners of 2013, just like their predecessors are one of a kind as they believe in not just personal success but the success of the nation as a whole. Commenting on her win Naifin said, “I am not done yet, this is just the beginning, I have so much plans for my future career. I will definitely give my very best to the nation. The country has given me so much and I am obliged to give much more back. I want to be part of the team that influences and inspires the youth, as they are the future of this country.”
The august gathering at the Grand Awards Ceremony
This year’s NTI BizPro Awards emphasised on the importance of steering the economy forward. Lawrence Alva, CEO, National Training Institute said, “NTI leads the cause of developing and encouraging leadership skills amongst young Omanis. The corporate sector in Oman is growing rapidly and quality leadership has a very important role to play. The BizPro Awards is an endeavour to be a true source of inspiration and motivation which encourages the Omani youth to carry on the Sultanate’s success story to the next level.”
NTI BizPro Award winners & Business Professionals of the Year 2013, Qais Mohammed Nasser Al Hinai, Naifin Mohammed Al Mazroui and Abbas Irshad Moosa Lawati
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 Professional of the Year - The purpose of this award is to motivate and value the ground-breaking achievements of young Omani Business Professionals who will be tomorrow’s leaders.
NTI BizPro Awards 2013 for Business Professional of the Year:
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. Organizations need to create leaders who can transform the businesses by efficiently managing people and resources. The NTI BizPro Award for Business Professional of the Year is constituted to recognize, motivate and develop these leadership and life skills in young Omanis.
The winners of the Business Professional of the Year Award will be reviewed and selected; guaranteeing objectivity and credibility, by KPMG. The winners would receive a scholarship sponsored by Renaissance Services SAOG towards enhancing their management education.
Who can nominate?
Any individual or company may nominate a candidate subject to meeting the below mentioned criteria:
• The Nominee must be an Omani National in the age group of 25 to 35 years
• The Nominee should be preferably employed at a managerial / supervisory position with minimum 5 years of work experience
• The Nominee should have management aptitude, leadership qualities and effective communication skills
• The Nominee 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.
Last date for receiving nominations is 04 April 2013
Selection Process (by KPMG):
The selection process will include the following:
•Nominations received by KPMG:
All nominees to participate in screening management aptitude test
•12 semi finalists selected by KPMG
Assessment process based on multiple activities
•5 finalists selected by KPMG
Assessment based on presentation skills
The submission information is available at the end of the nomination form.
4 April 2013
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.