The bank was represented at the event by Amin al Husseini, chief executive officer of OAB, together with members of bank’s senior management and a number of staff from the Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility departments.
Hilal bin Omar al Siyabi, head of the Corporate Social Responsibility Department at OAB, said, “What Dar al Atta’a has done over the past years and still doing is truly a noble act that deserves our full appreciation, support and praise. Their activities and initiatives have influenced and left a mark in every single village of the sultanate. As part of our commitment to our beloved country and its people, we consider it our responsibility to support these efforts and help them achieve their noble goals. Receiving this honour today is a testimony of the strength of our long standing relationship with Dar al Att’a, one that I am confident will continue for many years to come.”
OAB aims to reflect its success in the banking sector on the corporate social responsibility front. In line with this objective, the bank ensures that its social work goes beyond just financial support and towards a more comprehensive framework that involves the bank staff, encouraging them to voluntarily assist in each of the various social activities the bank or the organisations it supports.
Dar al Atta’a is a non-profit volunteer-based charity that was formed in 2002 and was formally registered as a charity organisation in 2006 with the Ministry of Social Development. Dar al Atta’a runs a number of programmes and activities including Family Welfare, Education Care, Empowerment, Disaster Relief and other activities specific to Islamic values like Ramadan relief, Eid and Zakat, among others.
OAB is one of the first banks to be established in Oman, with a rich and proud history. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 65 branches and offices and over 135 ATMs spread across the sultanate. OAB provides the complete range of financial products and services for personal banking and corporates as well as its Islamic arm, Al Yusr.