Monday September 17, 2018
Bank Nizwa continued to invest in Omani experts of the Islamic finance sector after two of the bank’s senior managers successfully completed participation at the 4th edition of the Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Programme. Representing Oman at the global high profile event were the bank’s Head of Operations, Zahir Al Saqri, and Acting Chief Financial Officer, Salim Al Maharbi with the latter receiving the Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Award for exceptional and comprehensive performance during the five-day programme. Founded in 2013 to contribute to global efforts to develop leaders in Islamic banking and finance, the programme saw participation of academicians, CEOs of Islamic financial institutions, Shari’a advisors and business leaders.
Commenting on the participation in the programme, Khalid Al Kayed, CEO of Bank Nizwa said, “We believe in the power of expertise and its positive impact on not only the Islamic finance sector but the entire societal and economic growth of Oman. This is a rigorous programme that is well known for its demanding and challenging leadership curriculum. Therefore, we sent our experts to further develop their business acumen and aptitude needed to guide their careers and the bank’s journey for more successes.”
As the Islamic finance go-to reference in the Sultanate, Bank Nizwa is committed to training its employees. The bank is continuously leveraging opportunities to equip its experts with the necessary skillsets to carry out various Islamic banking activities and improve quality of service to customers. Since inception over five years ago, Bank Nizwa conducted over 570 training courses and workshops internally and externally covering various fields in Islamic finance and banking.
Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Programme is the only such leadership programme in the world with an exclusive focus on Islamic finance. To date, about 100 men and women have graduated from the programme gaining invaluable leadership experience. Its contents are developed by leading thinkers in the industry and rated highly by all stakeholders.