The fast growing Oman – UK Alumni Network, founded by the British Council, has over 1,000 members across Oman. The British Council has delivered activities and events to foster new relationships and strengthen existing ones through this growing network. An alumni event under the auspices of HE Hamish Cowell, British Ambassador to Oman was held at Bank Muscat HQ late last week to discuss ‘Total Quality Management’ followed by industry specific networking sessions.
Nabil Salim Al Binmani, the Executive Director of Oman Logistics Center spoke about Oman’s vision of becoming a regional logistics hub, how this will significantly benefit Oman’s economy and the opportunities that will arise out of this.
International Motivational Speaker, Author and Educationist, Dr. Pawan Agrawal attended the event to speak about the Dabbawalas of Mumbai and how he claims are the best in the world in Time Management, Customer Care and Quality of Service. Dr. Agrawal highlighted on the supply chain system of Mumbai Dabbawala.
“Our alumni also help shape the future by inspiring the next generation. Alumni are invited to share their stories and experiences with students at study fairs and other education events organised by the British Council and partners” said Zainab Al Barwani the Alumni Project Manager in Oman.
The Network’s activities help build long-lasting connections; members of this Network not only connect with UK alumni locally but also across the Gulf region. Members get to attend prestigious gala dinners and awards ceremonies. They are also offered with professional development courses, leadership training and many other events, all free of charge. To register for the Oman – UK Alumni Network visit: https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/874/register.
Olivia Al Farsi, President of the Alumni Network urged Omani UK graduates to join the Alumni network which is the fastest growing in the GCC. “Our Alumni are a vibrant community of prominent individuals who actively leverage their skills, knowledge and international experience, promoting positive impact in society through their chosen fields of work. UK graduates stand to benefit from our platform of opportunities for continuous professional development and direct access to policy makers and thought leaders across all sectors of the economy”. Al Farsi highlighted that “the TQM event inspired us to think and get involved in making sustainable improvements to raise our/Oman’s capacity to efficiently move goods and connect business, manufacturers and consumers with international markets to leverage the significant opportunities in the logistics sector to create 80,000 jobs by 2020, rising to 300,000 by 2040.” The British Council is organising a program of future events on key topics to be announced.