BankDhofar CEO appointed chairman of OBA
Abdul Hakeem Omar Al Ojaili, Chief Executive Officer, BankDhofar, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Banks Association (OBA) for the period 2020 - 2022.
The announcement came following an online meeting held by Oman Banks Association’s Board of Directors on June 29, 2020.
With 30 years of progressive experience in various aspects of banking operations and a strong track record of successful and inspirational leadership, Ojaili has been leading BankDhofar through a comprehensive restructure and transformation journey towards achieving an ambitious strategic vision to become the Best Bank in the Gulf.
During his tenure, BankDhofar witnessed constant growth of business and reached remarkable milestones across all units and functions, including Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Operations Management, Information Technology, Core Banking Systems, Corporate Support Services and Human Resources Development.
OBA is a non-profit professional association created to represent Omani banking sector, promote banking activities, coordinate with the regulatory authorities on matters of policy and strategy, and also support the collective effort towards banking excellence in Oman.
The association was formed based on the Ministry of Social Development’s approval number 113/2014, dated May 21, 2014.
The OBA Board of Directors comprises of 12 members representing banks operating in the Sultanate. Board meetings are held every quarter of the year, and minutes of the meetings are circulated to member banks, the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) and the Ministry of Social Development.