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Bank Muscat hosts corporate leaders at Open Minds forum

MUSCAT, 10 September 2014 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, hosted a grand reception as part of the lead support extended to the Open Minds forum featuring some of the world's leaders in diverse fields ranging from entrepreneurship to literature, including Lord Jeffrey Archer, Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler, Omani scholar Sheikh Khalfan Al Esry and others. The high profile reception was attended by dignitaries, senior government officials and corporate executives.

The 2-day thought leadership forum, organised by Black & White magazine, was aimed at sharing unique life experiences of global leaders and transferring critical knowledge to young Omani entrepreneurs.

Waleed Al Hashar, Group General Manager – Corporate Services, said: “As the flagship bank in Oman, Bank Muscat has redefined the banking culture in Oman by innovative, bold and dashing initiatives. The bank is gratified to facilitate a unique opportunity for interaction with some of the world's brightest minds who have made outstanding contributions as entrepreneurs and leaders in diverse areas. The forum was a great learning experience for Omani youth to gain insights into the challenges and opportunities in developing successful entrepreneurial ventures of global scale."

Bank Muscat is a strong supporter of the government policy to encourage individual initiatives for self-employment. Building up on the series of initiatives in support of SMEs, Bank Muscat recently unveiled al Wathbah Academy for entrepreneurs, offering an accredited international certification.