Corporate Training

Guest Speakers

  • Mr. Aditya Vikram Jitani

    Head - Risk Analytics Unit at Bank Muscat. He is a credit rating specialist and was instrumental in developing rating models for Corporate, SME and Retail Portfolio of the Bank. A Chartered Accountant from ICAI, India, he has over 15 years of experience in banking.

  • Mr. Ajantha Madurapperuma

    Chief examiner at CBO. He has previously held senior positions in charge of risk management and corporate banking functions in commercial banking and as CEO of a primary dealer subsidiary dealing in government securities in Sri Lanka. He is an MBA and holds CFA and CIMA certifications, besides being a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL). He had won the CIMA Business Manager of the Year, 2004, Gold Award in Sri Lanka.

  • Mr. Arshad Nadamal

    Head - Learning and Development at National Bank of Oman. He has over 20 years of experience in retail banking, learning and development. He previously worked with Bank Muscat in Oman and HDFC Bank and Indian Bank in India. He has done his Master’s in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and has many professional certifications including Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Certified Occupational Assessor from British Psychological Society (BPS) and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

  • Ms. Asma Al Balushi

    Deputy General Manager, Head of Banking Operations Group in Oman Arab Bank. She has overall 17 years of experience in OAB, NBO, FAB and Habib Bank covering different areas of banking. She holds master’s degree from University of Strathclyde and is a graduate of National CEO Program Executive Leadership course from IMD, Switzerland.

  • Ms. Deepthika Gooneratne

    Head of Trade Finance at Oman Arab Bank. She has 26 years of experience with HSBC in Sri Lanka, Oman and Canada. Formerly the Head of Trade at HSBC Bank Oman and National Bank of Oman. She is an Associate of the Institute of Bankers (AIB).

  • Mr. Ehab Gadallah Eid

    Manager - Learning and Development at National Bank of Oman. He has over 19 years of banking experience in Egypt and Oman. He has an MBA in Banking and Finance. He holds various professional certifications including Certified Expert in SME Finance, Omega Credit Skills Development, Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) and Fundamentals of Financial Services from CISI, UK. He is also Certified PPA Practitioner from Thomas Assessment International, UK.

  • Mr. Faizan Mustafa

    He has more than six years’ experience in Tax and Legal Services (TLS) at PWC Oman. He is involved in provision of services relating to accounting and payroll for clients. He has done ACCA.

  • Ms. Ghaya M Al Barwani

    Head – Training and Development at Ahli Bank. She has over 20 years of banking experience. Her entry into training and development was a way to consolidate all the technical experience and live her passion for helping people achieve their passion. She is an accredited Professional Certified Coach holding MBA (Finance) from Leicester University and BA (Hon) in Town Planning from Newcastle University. She has completed Bank Muscat’s Executive Development Program and Accelerated Management Program with ISB, Hyderabad. She is currently working on enhancing her professional skills through qualifying as a mentor coach and completing her MSc in Psychology.

  • Mr. Harshdeep Munjal

    Former General Manager of Retail Banking at National Bank of Oman and National Bank of Bahrain. He has over 25 years of experience across various leading financial institutions in the US, UAE and India. He has an MBA from the Peter F Drucker School of Management in the US. He has served in banks like Citibank, Standard Chartered, HDFC Bank. He was recognized as one of the top 100 Retail Bankers in the World by Lafferty in 2012. Co-founder and Angel Investor in Ujjivan Financial Services Limited. In his new avatar as consultant and mentor, he delivers high value on strategy, execution and leadership development. He is also a consultant with the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group and Board member of Maple Bear India.

  • Mr. Imran Mushtaq

    VAT Director and leads the Indirect Tax team at PWC Oman. He has over 15 years of experience serving clients on international VAT matters in a wide range of sectors. He previously worked at Sodexo as the Head of Indirect Tax, for PwC in the UK, and for the UK tax authority, HMRC. He holds a PhD in Chemistry and an MSc. in Petroleum Chemistry.

  • Ms. Jayogi Wickramesinghe

    Head of Learning and Development at Alizz Islamic Bank. She has extensive experience in training and development, soft skills and performance management. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from University of Liverpool.

  • Mr. Jose Chacko

    Partner - Forensic Technology Services, Crowe Global, Oman. He is also a Chartered Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Forensic Investigation Professional, Certified Forensic Accounting Professional, ISO PECB Certified Anti-Corruption and Anti Bribery Expert and Certified ACL Data Analyst. He is the Vice President of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Oman and listed guest lecturer with ACFE Global.

  • Mr. K. Subramanian

    Founder and CEO of NumeroUno Business Consultants, a niche training and advisory firm in India. He has vast experience of over 20 years in banking with SBI, IDBI Bank, ICICI Bank and Barclays Bank and 9 years as a corporate trainer and consultant across India, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Oman. A commerce graduate, he has also done his master’s in finance and has various certifications in credit, foreign exchange and money laundering. His areas of training specialisation are financial analysis, international trade, foreign exchange and collections.

  • Mr. Kanval Ashar

    Manager in PwC Oman’s Indirect Tax team. He has over 7 years’ experience in indirect tax advisory and compliance. He has managed multiple VAT implementation engagements across the GCC and India in various sectors / industries. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce.

  • Mr. Mohammed Anwar Noor Al Balushi

    Chief Manager Training at Sohar International. He is a certified trainer with more than 20 years of banking experience. He has an MBA from Bedfordshire University, UK and a member of CIPD, UK. He holds a banking diploma from CBFS. He has experience in internal audit and bank branch operations and is a columnist and is a book reviewer for Oman Daily Observer newspaper.

  • Mr. Mohamed Debouk

    CEO of New Metrics. He has over 15 years of international experience across multiple industries. He has designed and implemented customer experience, employee engagement and HR programs for various companies in Oman. Previously, he was Executive Director of HR at OCTAL Oman. He holds a MS in Organizational Effectiveness from NYU and MS in Computer Science from the American University of Beirut. He is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP) and has a certificate in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School Online.

  • Mr. Mohammed Nabiulla

    Learning and Development Manager at National Bank of Oman. He has over 13 years of experience in retail banking, insurance and learning and development functions including e-learning and running assessment and development centers. He has previously worked with Mashreq Bank UAE, Qatar and Bahrain and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance in India. He has MBA in Finance and Marketing from AIMS India and many professional certifications such as Certified Occupational Assessor from European Federation of Psychological Association (EFPA) UK, ILM Assessor and Internal Quality Assurance - ILM UK, Certified Trainer “Proactive Relationship Banker” By Cohen Brown management group Inc. USA and IRDA & AMFI (India).

  • Mr. Murahari Naik

    Head - Trade Finance at Ahli Bank. He has over 3 decades of experience in almost all key areas of banking with leading commercial banks in India and Oman. He has done MBA in Banking and Finance and holds CAIIB and CDCS Certifications.

  • Mr. Nabil Al Raisi

    Head of Retail Risk and Industry Studies at Sohar International. He has more than 27 years of experience as an IT specialist in SQU bank operations auditor and IS auditor and trainer at National Bank of Oman, Deputy Head of Training and Head of Training at Sohar International. His educational background includes Diploma in Computer Science and BTEC in Science from Monkwearmouth College - UK, HND in Computer Studies from Southampton University - UK, Associate Diploma of the Canadian Institute of Bankers and MBA from University of Strathclyde, UK. He has also completed the Certified Training professional (CTP) certification of CIPD, UK.

  • Ms. Olivia Al Farsi

    Deputy General Manager - Head of Learning and Talent Development at HSBC Bank Oman. She is also President of the Board of British Council’s Oman UK Alumni Network. She has headed Recruitment, Learning and Development and Procurement at Shell Oman Marketing SAOG, headed Business Strategy, Sales Support and Logistics and Own Stores Channel at Ooredoo, headed Customer Experience at National Bank of Oman and facilitated remediation of customer bases for National Bank of Oman and HSBC Bank Oman. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Sussex in Chemistry and is licensed by Springboard Consultancy to deliver Career Development and Women’s Development programs.

  • Mr. Prashant Bafna

    Head - Risk MIS and Basel Reporting at Bank Muscat. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds various certifications including FRM, CFA and CTM. He has experience of over 16 years in different areas of Banking. He has worked with HSBC Bank, ICICI Bank and Reliance Communications in India.

  • Ms. Pushpa Malani

    She has over 18 years of professional experience in advising companies in national and international tax matters at PWC Oman. She is a Chartered Accountant.

  • Mr. R. Shankaranarayana

    Head of Recovery and Legal Operations at United Finance Company. He has three and a half decades of banking experience in India and Oman. He has done MA in Economics, MBA in Banking and Finance, CAIIB, P.G. Diploma in Business Management.

  • Mr. Shihab Al Yarubi

    He has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from SQU and MBA in IT from Coventry University, UK. He earlier worked in Integrated System Company, MB Petroleum Company and CBFS before joining Military Technological College. He conducts training on MS Office applications, Information Security and project management. 

  • Mr. Sanjeeb Biswas

    Head - Interbank FX/MM and Asset Liability Management at National Bank of Oman. He has over two decades of experience in treasury management and had earlier worked with Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and Oriental Bank of Commerce in India. He holds a master’s degree in Mathematics, a Diploma in Treasury, Investment and Risk Management and CAIIB.

  • Mr. Thomas Totton

    General Manager - Chief Risk Officer at Bank Muscat. He has over 3 decades of experience in a variety of roles with a number of financial services organisations. He is an FCA from Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a graduate from University of Ulster. He earlier operated at a senior level in AIB Group, Bank of Scotland (Ireland) Ltd. He has undertaken key roles in Ireland, UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Latvia and Slovenia. He is the Chairman of CRO Committee of OBA. He was the former President of ACFE – Oman Chapter and IIA Oman Chapter. He holds various certifications including CIA, QIAL (qualification in internal audit leadership), ACFE and Diploma in Islamic Finance of CIMA. He was earlier Chief Internal Auditor at Bank Muscat.

  • Mr. Venugopal V

    Head – Market Risk at Bank Muscat. He has over 25 years of diversified banking experience including more than 13 years in treasury and investment banking in India and Oman. He heads the market and liquidity risk functions at Bank Muscat and has been instrumental in establishing the unit. He is an expert in financial instruments including derivatives, with experience in both front office and support functions. He holds CAIIB and FRM certifications and a Masters Financial Management. He has delivered lectures at various universities and training institutes in India as a guest faculty.