In yet another achievement for Oman’s most dynamic bank, Bank Sohar is proud to announce the winning of a prestigious international award in the Quality and Management area ? `Best Enterprise` from the Europe Business Assembly (EBA). The ceremony was held in Oxford, United Kingdom. In addition, the Bank’s CEO, Dr. Mohamed Abdulaziz Kalmoor was presented with the ‘Best Manager of the Year` award for his extraordinary vision and leadership in taking the Bank to greater heights.
Since 2007, the European Business Assembly Awards for been focusing on the most innovative businesses on the continent, by promoting success, innovation and ethics in the global business community.
The event was attended by businessmen, financiers, governmental officials, diplomats, leaders of chambers of commerce, business associations, business and representatives of professional unions from across Europe, Asia and Africa. Receiving the award on behalf of Bank Sohar were Dr. Mohamed Abdulaziz Kalmoor, CEO and Ms. Jeanan S Sultan, Senior AGM – Government Institutions & Public Sector Units Strategy & Corporate Business.
Emphasizing the importance of such recognition, Dr. Mohamed Abdulaziz Kalmoor, CEO of Bank Sohar, said, “On behalf of Bank Sohar, we would like to thank the Socrates Committee of EBA for this honour. This award has come as a strong international recognition for the bank’s enterprising performance in the field of banking and finance in the Sultanate, and we look forward to our future growth with much more confidence.”
The International Prize ‘Best Enterprises’ and ‘Best Manager of the Year’ statue is made by the famous London jeweller Alfred Winiecki and has been produced in the shape of a hand symbolizing hard work.
This award is just the latest feather in Bank Sohar’s corporate cap. In 2013, Bank Sohar has received numerous prestigious foreign, regional and local awards including the ‘Best Corporate Social Responsibility Bank Oman 2013’ award by renowned UK based Global Banking & Finance Review and the ‘The Golden Award for Quality & Business Prestige’ by Otherways Management & Consulting Association in Rome earlier this year.
Dr. Mohamed Abdulaziz Kalmoor was also honoured with ‘CEO of the Year 2013’ Award while the bank was recognized as one of the ‘Top Five Large Corporate Enterprises in Oman’ at the Alam Al Iktisad Wal Amaal (AIWA) Awards recently.
The Bank also boasts of having been awarded the distinguished Tatweej Academy’s ‘Golden Order of Merit’ in the field of prudent management, the best supportive bank for tourism projects in the Arab world, and the “Golden Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility” for the second year in a row by Arab Organisation for Social Responsibility in Dubai. In addition, the Bank was awarded the ‘Fastest Growing Bank In Oman’ at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2013 organised by the UAE-based CPI Financial for the second consecutive year.
Recently, the Bank was also awarded the Majestic Five Continents Award for Quality & Excellence by Otherways International Research & Consultants – cementing its position as one of Oman’s top banks committed to excellence.
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