MUSCAT – OQ, the global integrated energy group, signed a three-year agreement with Competence HR Company to enhance the skills of 800 of its business leaders through the “Masar” Programme.
The initiative is part of OQ’s ongoing commitment to empower its national employees to keep pace with supervisory developments following the Group’s future vision. In addition, the agreement will play a significant role in realising OQ’s energy transition strategy in line with Oman Vision 2040.
The agreement was signed by Talal Hamed Al Aufi, CEO of OQ Group and Amer Fadhel, CEO of Competence HR Company.
The first cohort of the “Masar” programme, comprising 265 employees, has embarked on their training and development journey in areas of leadership and supervision. The Programme was designed according to international standards of the Chartered Management Institute, the United Kingdom (UK) to refine leadership skills and empower OQ personnel in middle and senior roles. This is achieved through the implementation of customised programmes developed in collaboration with Competence HR.
Ashraf Hamad Al Mamari, Chief Executive of People, Technology, and Culture at OQ, highlighted the significance of the agreement, stating, “Signing this agreement to qualify 800 of our employees is a vital step that reflects the efforts put by OQ in human resources development. This significant endeavour will contribute to our operations’ progress and ensures that we remain abreast of the latest developments and requirements in our field”.
He added that OQ lays great emphasis on the development of human resources through a comprehensive system of training programmes. These programmes encompass a wide range of technical, leadership, and business skills, as well as personal attributes that align with OQ’s aspirations and the diverse needs of the employees.