London School to train Oman Oil staff
London, June 25, 2012
London Business School, which is regularly ranked amongst the best in the world, said it has won a major contract to train the managers at Oman Oil Company and its associated group units in Muscat.
As per the contract, the London Business School will deliver the two-course programme over two years in partnership with Oman Oil’s Takatuf unit, which supports and develops human capital and talent management across the organisation.
The School, which is regularly ranked amongst the best in the world, is already an established name in business education in the Middle East, having set up a centre in Dubai five years ago and is working with several of the largest companies in the region.
The 'Lead With Impact' component is designed for senior experienced managers, while 'Emerging Leaders' will develop those with less management experience but who show potential.
The programme provides an opportunity for high potential, ambitious Oman Oil Company and associated staff who are keen to progress within the organisation. The aim is to build a highly developed talent pipeline, which is geared up to unlock future business opportunities within the company, said a senior official.
Khalid Al-Jashmi, the head of Human Capital, Oman Oil Company, said: “We see our people as key to our future – not just for our businesses, but for Oman itself. That’s why we are proud to embark on this ambitious programme which will help us maximise our people’s leadership potential and enable them to become the kind of leaders capable of developing and growing our companies and our region.'
“Through our partnership with London Business School, our people will have unprecedented access to the world’s top business thinkers and global cutting-edge research to drive improvement and growth within our companies.”
Oman Oil CEO Ahmed Al-Wahaibi said, “We’re very excited to be working with London Business School. They have really understood our business and environment and have developed a solution to exactly meet our needs.”
The programme will be fully delivered in Oman and participants will be taught by the leading academics including Andrew Scott, Prof of Economics, and Julian Birkinshaw, Prof of Strategy and Entrepreneurship.
Global authority on the future of work and Prof of Management Practice, Lynda Gratton, delivered the keynote speech at the launch of the partnership in Muscat last week.
London Business School’s Sabine Vinck, associate dean, executive education, said: “We are enthused by the strong commitment of Oman Oil Company and its associated group companies to transforming their high potential managers into high performing leaders and look forward to working with them.'
“This important partnership also reaffirms The School's commitment to the region, where we offer a degree programme and work closely with a number of corporate clients,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service