Press Release

Mawarid LLC receives Omanisation award for 2nd time in 3 years

Mawarid LLC, the largest private mining company in Oman, was selected by the Ministry of Manpower - Sultanate of Oman as one of the leading organization in terms of Omanisation of Jobs at the GCC level and felicitated during the 12th honorary ceremony for private sector enterprises for Localization in the GCC on September 25, 2012. The ceremony was held in Riyadh on the sidelines of the 29th session of the Council of GCC Labour Ministers.

The event celebrated the achievement of the private sector in different disciplines in appreciation for efforts made to increase Omanisation rates in private establishments. Mawarid has earned recognition and was selected for this year’s awards due to its high rate of Omanisation. The award was presented to Mawarid’s representative who attended the event.

Tariq Al Barwani, CEO, Mawarid LLC, said, “We are delighted to receive this award. It is part of our companies` mission, to serve the communities where we operate, which includes recruiting, training and development of local talent. We will continue in the same direction with sincere dedication and responsibility.”

Mawarid’s Omanisation percentage as on end of August 2012 stands at 77% with 378 out of a total its 488 employees being Omanis and as such Mawarid remains at the forefront of making a meaningful contribution to the Omani Society.

Mawarid encourages and supports its Omani employees to develop their respective disciplines and take up supervisory and leadership positions. The company provides training seats to its Omani employees wherein employees attended training programs on their respective technical & functional skills, HSE, English language, supervisory development, leadership and behavioural development.

Mohammed Al Kharusi, Director – Corporate Operations, MB Holding Company, said, “As a part of its mission and corporate social responsibility, Mawarid has developed and implemented various training and guidance programmes to enhance employee competencies through on the job and formal training programmes including technical and non-technical training for its Omani employees.”

Mawarid is the first private sector mining company engaged in exploration and development of copper and gold deposits in the Sultanate of Oman. Mawarid’s quest for resource growth has seen it expand exploration activities beyond Oman into Tanzania, Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia in search of copper and gold deposits. Established in 1997, Mawarid LLC is a part of the MB Group of Companies, which employs more than 6000 employees and operates in more than 20 countries across four continents.