Sohar International chairman delivers inspiring leadership speech
Sharing his vast experience spanning across 35 years including his service in the military as well as the private sector, Mohammed Mahfoud al Ardhi, Chairman of Sohar International was invited to speak to the senior and executive members of Omantel at their headquarters, on his perspective on leadership in the existing environment and challenging times.
Ardhi is the first speaker amongst many that will be sharing their knowledge and experience through the newly introduced platform by Omantel.
The morning session which was hosted and attended by Talal al Mamari, CEO of Omantel and other executive members of the organisation, initiated with a welcoming note from Omantel, followed by the inspiring speech of Mohammed Mahfoud al
Ardhi. Soon after the speech, the floor was opened for a Q&A session and the event finally closed with a token of appreciation being handed over to Mohammed Mahfoud al Ardhi.
Highlighting the importance of organising and supporting such knowledge sharing platforms, Ardhi said, “With today’s rapidly changing global economy and its impact on business environments, it is crucial to understand the ever-changing dynamics and make decisions in accordance to that.
“By providing comprehensive and strategic advice, such knowledge sharing platforms enable senior leaders to achieve their fullest potential and drive the growth of their industries and the economy as a whole.”
Reflecting his perspective on leadership, Ardhi said, “Leadership is not linked to positions. Great leaders recognise that the ultimate success of an organisation is dependent upon its people. This includes the senior most professionals setting the vision and strategy from the top and the team members executing the daily priorities and all of those in between. Throughout my career, I have strived to take full advantage of each opportunity and challenge I have been fortunate enough to experience. In doing so, I came to understand that each individual plays a role in a team’s success and failure. Everyone on the team has a duty to achieve its objectives.”
Encapsulating his lecture, Ardhi highlighted upon, ‘The importance of Leadership’, ‘The Art of Listening’, the need for ‘Establishing Strong Processes and Discipline’ in bringing out the best in their teams and continue ‘Learning’ by embracing change and constantly challenging oneself.
Concluding his talk to Omantel’s leadership team, Ardhi spoke about Oman’s greatest leader - His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, his leadership, directives and contributions in the development of Oman and its regions which have set the nation on a projected path towards growth, prosperity and success.