Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, announced the appointment of Madina al Balushi as country manager, Bahrain and Najma al Naamani as sales manager, Sri Lanka.
Both will represent Oman Air in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Sri Lanka after gaining wide experience in the commercial division; these stations have been served by Oman Air since 16 and 11 years, respectively.
Madina and Najma, both Omani nationals, are entrusted to run sales function in Oman Air outstation network. They represent the future vision of Oman Air management in encouraging Omani ladies to move into frontline revenue generating roles, according to a press release. Madina and Najma will take on the challenge of further strengthening Oman Air’s revenue growth in Bahrain and Sri Lanka by utilising their experience gained whilst spending many years in various commercial roles.
Abdulaziz al Raisi, chief executive officer of Oman Air, said, “Oman Air is proud that it remains a leader in the Omanisationprogramme, and is recognised as one of the leading companies in the sultanate offering women a safe and supportive work environment. Omani women comprise a vital and increasing proportion of our workforce. They are represented at almost all levels in the company, furthermore they continue to make important contributions to the ongoing success of Oman Air. I would like to thank all the Oman Air women, who helped to ensure that continues to be airline of first choice.” Women currently comprise of more than 32 per cent of Oman Air’s workforce. The airline pursues a proactive policy of recognising talented and qualified women, and providing the necessary support for them to excel within their chosen careers.
Women are well-represented in a range of roles, including engineering, airport management, airport services, marketing, customer services, cabin crew, flight operations, sales and communications. It is worth mentioning that the national carrier, Oman Air, celebrated the Omani Women’s Day in 2019 with its first-ever flight operated by a full set of the female crew – pilots and cabin members.