MUSCAT: Premier financial institution Ahlibank, recently supported the College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS) Open Day, as platinum sponsor.

Commenting on the bank’s sponsorship of the event, Lloyd Maddock, CEO, Ahlibank said, “CBFS’s Open Day provided us with the opportunity to engage with today’s youth and show them the scope of career and professional growth opportunities within the banking sector.

“As the ‘Best Bank in Oman’ for the fourth year in a row, as rated by OER-Gulf Baader Capital Markets survey, we feel it is our responsibility to promote young talent and extend all possible support to the educational sector and other youth-oriented activities.”

He added, “CBFS is committed to producing graduates that will provide quality services in the banking and finance sector that will in turn drive the developmental initiatives of the

nation. “This aligns perfectly with our goal of nurturing and supporting ambitious Omanis through training, and professional development to create a talent pool of young bankers.”

The Open Day at CBFS was abuzz with several academic, social and art activities.

Ahlibank hosted a special stall at the event, showcasing the bank’s products and services.

Said al Hamdani, DGM – head of human resources at Ahlibank said, “Ahlibank has since inception been committed to the growth of education and development programmes in Oman. The bank enjoys an excellent rapport with Oman’s premier educational institutions and takes special interest in hiring graduates from reputed colleges in the country.”

He added, “Selected candidates embark upon an extensive and rigorous training programme which provides experience across all operations of the bank, for a period of one year.

“In order to groom talent to undertake senior level responsibilities in the future, ahlibank also provides training for its own employees in different areas of banking and management at CBFS.”

SOURCE: Muscat Daily