Thursday, 21 Jan 2021
Reinforcing its position as an active player in enhancing the local economy, Bank Sohar held the second edition of its Chairman’s Forum ‘Viewpoints’ on October 1 at Grand Hyatt Muscat.

Bank Sohar hosts Sir Gerry Grimstone at 2nd edition of Viewpoints

The platform’s believed-provoking series of talks from planet-renowned leaders featured Sir Gerry Grimstone, chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen, 1 of the UK’s biggest savings and investments companies, as guest speaker. Sir Grimstone delivered a speech entitled ‘The World is Changing – a Chairman’s View’.

The a lot-anticipated evening initiated with guests becoming welcomed by Mohammed Mahfoudh al Ardhi, chairman of Bank Sohar’s Board of Directors, and Ahmed al Musalmi, CEO, as nicely as other members of the bank’s leadership. In his welcome speech, Ardhi expressed the significance of accepting new tips and the value of flexibility in making use of them to attain financial prosperity. Ardhi also touched upon the strategic part the sultanate plays in the area and how such forums can play a part in envisioning ambitions and the general future of the nation that witnesses a bigger youthful population comparatively to other nations. The wisdom and encounter attained via ‘Viewpoints” and comparable forums are catalysts that construct tips and aim to have optimistic final results on the whole economy.

Sir Grimstone began his speech by admiring the wealthy and historical relations in between the UK and the sultanate, and then conjured a memorable keynote speech, sharing his substantial encounter whilst contemplating some of the themes shaping the international financial, political and social landscape.

A globalist, Sir Grimstone examined the drivers of populism modern day threats to democracy tensions in between the excellent planet powers and the future outlook for Britain following Brexit. His speak ‘joined the dots’ on what these themes imply for monetary solutions and why there is nonetheless trigger for optimism.

Both Ardhi and Sir Grimstone sat on a panel discussion about the themes covered by Sir Grimstone in relation to nearby affairs. Before the evening concluded, the floor opened for a Q&ampA session for attendees as nicely as these listening in reside by way of broadcast on the bank’s social media accounts. Viewpoints concluded with a token of appreciation presented to the guest speaker.

Ardhi, stated, “The extraordinary contribution of international leaders at Viewpoints has begun to translate into meaningful messages that are reverberating across the marketplace. Our stakeholders’ proactive application of the insights shared at these forums is the catalyst we hoped to attain, as this entails the prospective for far-reaching influence across numerous financial channels. Bank Sohar is conscious of the primacy of believed leadership and endeavours to additional its trigger.

“We are exceptionally pleased to see such tremendous response from our esteemed guests, whom have accepted our invitation and endorsed our mission to instigate positive change across Oman’s economic assets. We look forward to inspiring our stakeholders furthermore at the next editions of Viewpoints – Bank Sohar Chairman’s Forum to be announced later. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Sir Grimstone for an inspiring speech as well as our esteemed guests for participating in this forum and we look forward to sharing motivation and inspiration in future editions.”

Sir Grimstone stated, “It is a great privilege to be asked to present today at the Bank Sohar’s second Viewpoints event. We are living through a time of great change, where global forces are transforming the way we live and work. A forum like this is an invaluable opportunity to learn and share knowledge with leaders from across the world who have a major role in influencing this change.”

Following stakeholders’ optimistic response in the very first edition of Viewpoints’ exactly where the Bank hosted Mohammad Abdulla al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future in the United Arab Emirates, as guest speaker, Bank Sohar promptly scheduled this second edition with plans to host much more sessions in the future. Bridging the gap in between nearby stakeholders linked to Oman’s financial improvement and offering a distinctive chance to engage planet leaders in dialogue on important concerns, ‘Viewpoints’ aims to provide implies of transformational alter by offering insights from inspirational personalities to public officials, dignitaries, company chiefs, academics, students and entrepreneurs.

Musalmi stated, “We are exceptionally pleased to have hosted the second successful edition of Viewpoints. At Bank Sohar, we observe the scope for the continued investment in youth through this forum. Hosting leading personalities helps us make a difference for our customers be it SMEs, entrepreneurs or college or university students. As a supporter of the national economy and Oman’s continued advancement, the bank undertakes many initiatives to enhance the prospects of talented youth of all ages. Bank Sohar’s launch of ‘Tomohi’, a one-year internship programme and its sponsorship of further education and other courses, is demonstrative of its commitment to enhance the skills of motivated youth as it strives to boost their employability and help them realise their full potential.”

Guest Speaker Sir Grimstone is the chairman of numerous businesses worldwide, which includes the biggest savings and investment company in Great Britain, in addition to his position as the chairman of Barclays Bank, Standard Life in China, the TheCityUK-CBBC China Market Advisory Group and other organisations.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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