LBS to train Oman Oil future business leaders

1458London Business School has won a significant contract to launch the TAKATUF Leadership Programme to train talented managers at Oman Oil Company and its associated group companies.

In partnership with Oman Oil’s TAKATUF unit, which supports and develops human capital and talent management across the organisation, the School will deliver the two-course programme over two years.

The School, which is regularly ranked amongst the best in the world, is already an established name in business education in the Middle East, having set up a centre in Dubai five years ago and is working with several of the largest companies in the region.

The Lead With Impact component is designed for senior experienced managers, while Emerging Leaders will develop those with less management experience but who show potential. The programme provides an opportunity for high potential, ambitious Oman Oil Company and associated staff who are keen to progress within the organisation. The aim is to build a highly developed talent pipeline, which is geared up to unlock future business opportunities within the company.

Khalid Al-Jashmi, Head of Human Capital, Oman Oil Company, said: “We see our people as the key to our future – not just for our businesses, but for Oman itself. That’s why we are proud to embark on an ambitious long-term leadership development programme with London Business School, which will help us maximise our people’s leadership potential and enable them to become the kind of leaders capable of developing and growing our companies and our region.

“Through our partnership with London Business School, our people will have unprecedented access to the world’s top business thinkers and global cutting-edge research to drive improvement and growth within our companies.”

Oman Oil’s CEO, Ahmed Al-Wahaibi, added: “We’re very excited to be working with London Business School. They have really understood our business and environment and have developed a solution to exactly meet our needs.”

The programme will be fully delivered in Oman and participants will be taught by the School’s world-leading academics, including Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, and Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. London Business School faculty are fully engaged with the business world and consult to major institution, corporations and government agencies.

Global authority on the future of work and Professor of Management Practice, Lynda Gratton, delivered the keynote speech at the launch of the partnership in Muscat on 23 June.

London Business School’s Sabine Vinck, Associate Dean, Executive Education, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Oman Oil Company and its associated group companies on the ambitious TAKATUF Leadership Programme. We are enthused by their strong commitment to transforming their high potential managers into high performing leaders and look forward to working with them on delivering this innovative programme over the coming years.

“This important partnership also reaffirms London Business School's commitment to the region, where we offer a degree programme and work closely with a number of corporate clients.”