Posted on October 23, 2018

HEC Paris, one of the world’s leading providers of executive education, in partnership with Oman’s Nama Group, and Takatuf, Oman’s leading Human Capital solutions provider, concluded batch 2 of prospective leaders Programme ‘Ruwad’, honouring a cohort of (38) identified high potentials across the Group.

The closing ceremony was held under the auspices of HE Hassan bin Mohammed Al Lawati, Chairman of Nama Group Board of Directors, with the presence of Eng. Omar bin Khalfan Al Wahaibi, the Group CEO, NG Subsidaries’ CEOs, Dr. Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar, and key officials from the Group and concerned parties at Millennium Resort Musanna.

‘Ruwad’ Programme, launched in 2014, is one of the developmental initiatives rolled out across Nama Group companies. The key objective of ‘Ruwad’ is to identify employees showing high performance and potential, and groom them to take leadership roles across NG’s structure. The Programme also aims at developing individuals’ capabilities and competencies, who are the most promising talents in the Group’s subsidiaries. After the success of batch 1, Numo Institute for Competency Development (NICD), a member of Nama Group, executed batch 2 of the Programme in partnership with Takatuf and HEC Paris. The objective of this partnership is to offer unique customised and powerful leadership programme and learning experience that includes case studies with real business challenges.

Dr. Nils Plambeck, Dean & CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar, said: “Learning is a necessity. For leaders, it is an obligation. HEC Paris was honored to partner with Takatuf for further developing and expanding the human capital of NAMA Group specifically their future leaders. Being a trusted partner allows us to actively contribute in developing the region’s talent and leaders in Oman, Qatar and the region”. Eng. Omar bin Khalfan Al Wahaibi, CEO of Nama Group, said: “The acceleration of changes and technologies is so fast and carries out opportunities to lead utilities effectively. Therefore, the preparation of Human Capital is essential to align with global direction and drive us toward our desired future.  Those potential leaders are the power who we are counting on to boost the Group’s services that contribute to the National Economy development.”

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Sheikh Ibrahim Al Harthi, Takatuf’s Managing Director, added “Takatuf is honoured to work with Nama Group and help build capability within one of the Nation’s strategic assets. Our partnership with HEC Paris and early engagement with Nama Group executives and sponsors proved to be very successful. We were able to develop action learning exercises based on real challenges. Moreover, the participants were given coaching sessions to further unlock their potential. These aspects combined tailored Ruwad programme in a way that promoted real engagement from the participants, and the outcome will be even greater”.

Batch 2 of the Programme encompassed three four -day modules; the first module commenced in May, the second one took place in July 2018 and the third one in October 2018. The modules were founded on solid combination of academic concepts, business research and validated processes. In addition, the Programme included assignments outside the modules and an action learning project component where business teams have worked on current business challenges and opportunities to sustain their leadership learning. Another key element of the Programme has been introduced in series of individual coaching sessions, provided by Takatuf’s Master Certified Executive Coach.

Nama Group continues the implementation of its Sustainability Policy to develop the human resources through several ways based on international standards. The Group extends its thanks to Takatuf and HEC Paris for their efforts and continuous support to make this milestone successfully done.