Muscat: In another bold move supporting the nationalisation agenda, HSBC Bank Oman S.A.O.G. announced the appointment of Abdul Qader bin Ahmed Al Sumali as the bank's new General Manager and Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM).
A seasoned Omani banker, Al Sumali has over 20 years of experience in Retail Banking and been involved in numerous public and private sector projects. He joined HSBC Bank Oman in 2013 as Deputy General Manager, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, and in his new role will be responsible for driving and expanding the Bank's retail banking and wealth management presence in Oman.
Andrew Long, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank Oman, said, "I am delighted that we have been able to appoint Abdul Qader into this strategically important role. We continue to actively support the national agenda by developing local talent throughout the Bank to identify our senior leaders of the future. In his short time with us, Abdul Qader has consistently demonstrated the qualities we expect of our senior executives. I have every confidence that under his leadership, our RBWM business will continue to grow from strength to strength and I very much look forward to working closely with him, as we continue on our journey to becoming the leading bank in Oman."
Commenting on his appointment, Al Sumali added, "I joined HSBC Bank Oman last year attracted by the opportunity of working for a local bank in Oman, and also one with such strong global capabilities.
"I am incredibly excited about my new role. Our RBWM business has a huge amount of potential and I am looking forward to building on the work of my predecessor to put in place the very best retail banking and wealth management operation in Oman, focused on delivering the highest levels of customer service, through all of our channels."
RBWM offers a comprehensive suite of personal banking products and services including current and savings accounts, mortgages and personal loans, credit and debit cards, and local and international payment services. In addition, RBWM offers dedicated wealth management services such as financial planning, insurance and investment products.
HSBC Bank Oman is the second largest bank in the Sultanate, operating an extensive network of more than 80 branches and over 120 ATMs across the country. Through state-of-the-art delivery channels, the Bank offers products and services designed to serve the needs of retail, corporate and institutional customers. Today, HSBC Bank Oman is part of a global network of 6,300 offices in over 70 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, North and Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.