MUSCAT: The National Bank of Oman (NBO) recently hosted an all-staff gathering to celebrate the bank’s 2014 milestones and share its aspirations for 2015.

The event was attended by Mohammed Mahfoodh al Ardhi, chairman, NBO.

The staff gathering was inaugurated with a keynote speech by Ahmed al Musalmi, CEO, NBO.

In his speech, Musalmi highlighted the main developments that NBO had witnessed in the past year, especially following the launch of its new internal transformation programme ‘Together We Can!’.

Speaking at the event, Musalmi said, “The past year has been a remarkable year for the National Bank of Oman, with the launch of our new internal transformation program ‘Together We Can!’ and the unveiling of our strategic plans to build on our vision: ‘To be the bank of choice’.

“As a bank committed to delivering a superior customer experience which also enhances our shareholders’ value, I encourage each and every one of you to adopt the team spirit, as we walk hand-in-hand towards achieving National Bank of Oman’s ambitious growth plans in 2015 and beyond, with the confidence that anything is possible,” he added.

Musalmi also hailed NBO’s commitment to proactively engage with customers and employees via interactive forums, supported by the launch of NBO’s social media sites on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

In addition the bank has launched various services that will support the bank’s objective of achieving digital leadership. He also emphasised the importance of employee engagement, which is critical to the success of NBO’s transformational strategy, adding that such initiatives will foster greater collaboration among staff for the long-term benefit of the bank.

Following Musalmi’s speech, various business heads at the NBO showcased the main developments achieved within their respective operations in 2014, as well as their aspirations for 2015.

The event also saw the participation of Saphia al Bahlani, an Omani motivational speaker, who provided enthralled attendees with an inspirational address, while two Omani poets – who are also NBO – recited the bank’s achievements and journey in a poem. The event concluded with NBO staff members engaging in raffles and prize draws for a chance to win an array of valuable and exciting gifts.

Musalmi was named CEO of NBO in May 2014, following a promotion from his previous role as deputy CEO. Since his appointment, he has worked closely with the senior management team to develop innovative plans to build on the success of NBO’s transformational strategies.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily