OAB Female Employee Receives Recognition at the 8th World Women Leadership Congress Awards


Asma Al Zadjali was presented with the accolade for Middle East’s Woman Leaders Award

Asma Al Zadjali, Head of Banking Operations Group at OAB

Muscat: Asma Al Zadjali, Head of Banking Operations Group at OAB, was bestowed with the award for “Middle East’s Woman Leaders” at the 8th edition of World Women Leadership Congress & Awards. The virtual event was conducted on December 10th to honour the strategic and influential role of various women leaders in the Middle East, in the development of the modern economy, technology, and administrative methodologies.

Commenting on receiving the award, Asma said, “At OAB, empowering women and promoting gender diversity are key values that we put at the forefront of our business. We believe that everyone at the Bank deserves an equal opportunity at professional and career growth, based on their proficiency, performance and talent. This has resulted in several women having taken the opportunity to take on new responsibilities and challenges, in every aspect of their jobs, with several of them holding positions of authority within their respective departments. I am thankful to the organisers of the World Women Leadership Congress & Awards for presenting me with this award as it reaffirms the important role women play in building the future of OAB, as a leading financial institution within the banking sector in the Sultanate.”

Asma Al Zadjali has over two decades of experience in the local banking industry and is currently Head of Banking Operations Group at OAB, responsible for leading a workforce of around 300 members. Her areas of expertise span strategy, innovation, digitalisation, mentoring and coaching. She is a board member in the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Oman Chapter and proactively gives back to the community through participation in various activities related to the youth and professional women. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde and graduated from the National CEO Programme (NCP) in May 2018.

Oman Arab Bank is a proud achiever of one of the highest percentages of Omanisation in the banking sector, currently at 96%. The Bank has a rich and proud history as one of the first financial institutions to be established in the Sultanate. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 55 branches and representative offices with 160 ATMs spread across Oman. OAB provides a complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate banking and investment clients.