Times of Oman
Dec 01, 2015 LAST UPDATED AT 09:28 PM GMT
HSBC Bank Oman appoints locals to key posts
August 31, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Nahla Al Kharusi, left, is the deputy general manager and head of business management, commercial banking and Masoud Al Ghaithy is the assistant general manager and head of conduct compliance. – Photo: Supplied

Muscat: HSBC Bank Oman has appointed more Omanis to key positions as part of its ongoing commitment to the professional development of Omani nationals in the banking industry.

The bank recently announced the appointments of Nahla Al Kharusi as deputy general manager and head of business management, commercial banking and Masoud Al Ghaithy as assistant general manager and head of conduct compliance.

Both roles will play an integral part in maintaining strict corporate governance and compliance while delivering the bank's strategic business objectives.

Al Kharusi has been with HSBC since 2000 and has 20 years of financial services experience in the banking, finance and audit sectors. She previously held the position of chief risk and administrative officer for HSBC's Middle East and North Africa region and has also spent time with KPMG, Commercial Bank of Oman and Oman Aviation.

In her new role, Al Kharusi will be responsible for developing and implementing the bank's commercial banking strategy, which is focused on providing financial solutions and expertise to help business customers achieve their potential.

This role will also have an important focus on strengthening the bank's corporate change management, compliance and risk controls frameworks. The appointment of Al Kharusi reinforces HSBC's commitment to supporting diversity within the senior management team of HSBC Bank Oman.

Al Ghaithy recently joined HSBC Bank Oman from alizz Islamic Bank where he was head of anti-money laundering (AML) compliance and brings 27 years of experience in the financial sector, including seven years in the compliance field.

In this new role, Al Ghaithy will be responsible for managing conduct in the bank. He will play a lead role implementing compliance policy and managing the bank's regulatory compliance matters, in tandem with national financial compliance policy and market regulations.

Andrew Long, chief executive officer of HSBC Bank Oman, said, "These two senior appointments demonstrate the bank's continued commitment to identifying Omanis to build the future leadership of the banking industry in Oman, by nurturing and developing local talent. Nahla and Masoud are both experienced banking professionals and will further strengthen HSBC Bank Oman's extensive local knowledge and expertise as we continue on our journey to become the leading bank in Oman."

"HSBC Bank Oman is fully committed to supporting the career progression of Omani professionals and we are delighted to have appointed a number of experienced Omani bankers into senior positions this year. HSBC Bank Oman offers a wide range of interesting opportunities, with clear career paths from junior roles into management positions, supported by a variety of established training programmes designed to identify senior leaders of the future," he added.

HSBC Bank Oman is the second largest bank in the Sultanate with over 1,100 employees, an extensive network of more than 80 branches and over 120 ATMs across the country. The bank is committed to attracting and developing local talent through practical training and skills development initiatives that build resilient and caring employees who will become the foundations of Oman's banking industry in the future.

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