BankDhofar receives Forbes Middle East award for Most Influential Business Leaders in Oman

Taking Forbes Middle East’s exclusive events style to Muscat for the first time

BankDhofar receives Forbes Middle East award for Most Influential Business Leaders in Oman

Muscat: Celebrating almost three decades of a successful business journey that has been transforming and shaping the finance and banking industry in the Sultanate of Oman, BankDhofar has received a 'Most Successful Companies in Oman Award' by Forbes Middle East. The award was received by Hussain Ali Ibrahim Al Lawati, Acting Chief Retail Banking Officer at BankDhofar, during an event that was held recently at W Muscat Hotel under the auspices of H.E. Talal bin Sulaiman Al Rahbi, Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning, and was attended by top business leaders and invited officials from private companies and government entities.

Taking Forbes Middle East’s exclusive events style to Muscat for the first time, the awarding ceremony aimed at recognizing Oman’s most influential businesses that led the growth and the diversification of the Sultanate’s economy and positively contributed to boosting the national GDP by supporting other contributors in various sectors. The evaluation criteria of the listed companies were based on their financial statements and official disclosures by Muscat Securities Market, focusing on elements like Assets, Revenues, Profits and Market Cap.

Upon receiving the award, Hussain Ali Ibrahim Al Lawati, Acting Chief Retail Banking Officer at BankDhofar, reaffirmed the bank’s commitment to continuously boost its role as a key player in the Omani financial market and a main contributor to the growth and development of the national economy. “Since the inception of BankDhofar, we strongly believed in making an impact. We worked internally and externally to stand out and to add value in everything we do. Despite the market challenges and the fiercely competitive and dynamic business environment in which we operate, we set our vision clear and we laid out a solid roadmap to achieve our strategic goals and reach where we are today. I am very proud to see BankDhofar on top list of most influential companies in Oman, and I appreciate the efforts by Forbes Middle East which aimed at shedding light on the key market players in the Omani economy.”

BankDhofar strives to provide top-of-the-line experience to its customers, by making banking easy. As one of the fastest growing financial services institution in the Sultanate, BankDhofar sets the standard for best customer experience within the banking industry in the Sultanate through innovative products and creative solutions, which are designed to meet the diverse needs of consumers. With the aim of enhancing customers' banking experience, BankDhofar branches at Muscat International Airport, Muscat Grand Mall, Mall of Muscat, Falaj Al Qabail, Sur City Centre, and Salalah Gardens Mall serve the customers for extended working hours till 9pm. BankDhofar customers can access the financial services through a wide network of branches, ATMs and CDMs around the Sultanate. The network includes more than 121 ATMs, 55 CDMs and 14 FFMs that work round-the-clock with high efficiency of over 99%. For added customer convenience, Bank offers smart banking at the fingertips through its Mobile Banking App. Customers may conduct a wide range of instant mobile banking services through the award winning App. The services include; instant transfer 24/7 to any to any local bank account, cardless cash, mobile top-up for all telecom providers in the Sultanate, increasing daily withdrawal limit to OMR 5000, among other services.

This award adds to the accolades received by the Bank. BankDhofar has already bagged a number of awards including; Best Customer Service Banking Brand 2018 – Oman by Global Brands Magazine Awards, Best Digital Transformation in Banking Award by Smart SMB Summit & Awards, Infosys Finacle Client Innovation Award 2019 by the Infosys Finacle Awards, Customer Delight Awards by MENAA Awards, Best Corporate Advisory - Oman 2019" award by Global Business Awards Best Enterprise-wide BPM Rollout by Newgen Software, Best CEO in GCC’s Banking Industry by Business Worldwide 2018 Global Corporate Excellence Awards, Most Innovative CEO of the Year – Oman by Business Worldwide 2018 Global Corporate Excellence Awards, Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year – Oman by the ABF Corporate & Investment Banking Awards 2019, Best Customer Experience Transformation Strategy Award – by Customer Experience - Middle East Awards, Best Innovation In Retail Banking Oman – 2019 BankDhofar by the International Banker Banking Awards, Best Private Bank Oman 2019 by Global Banking & Finance Review Awards, Best Mobile Banking Application Oman 2019 by Global Banking & Finance Review Awards, and Best Bank for Marketing Campaign (BankDhofar Mobile Banking App) Oman 2019 by Global Banking & Finance Review Awards, 'Excellence Award for CSR Initiatives and Programs' by the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility, among other awards.

To learn more about BankDhofar, visit  or check out the bank’s pages on social media; Facebook ( ), Twitter @BankDhofar, Instagram  or call (+968) 24791111 for further information on products and services.


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