Muscat: Bodybuilder Bilarab Moosa Obaid Al Salami recently won first place in the Oman Open Bodybuilding and Physique Championships 2019, first prize in the West Asian Men’s Bodybuilding Championship and came fourth in the World Bodybuilding Championship.
Al Salami works for National Bank of Oman (NBO). Musallam Kashoub, head of human resources at NBO, said, “We support our talented staff and value the power of people, particularly those who are positive role models to Omani youth, and represent the Sultanate in international events such as Al Salami. Bodybuilding requires perseverance, dedication and hard work, which are all attributes aligned with NBO values.”
NBO offered Al Salami support in June 2018 which enabled him to participate in the international bodybuilding competitions.
He is now eyeing success in the International Federation of Bodybuilding Fitness (IFBF) event to be held in China in July, and also the World Men’s Championship in the United Arab Emirates(UAE) in November. In February this year, the Ministry of Sports Affairs honoured Al Salami for his 2018 achievements.
An NBO employee in the IT Department since 2015, Al Salami started his bodybuilding career in 2008 and has competed in various weight classes.
Bilarab Al Salami commented, “I am grateful to NBO for all their support and for enabling me to further realise my goals. I look forward to achieving even more international recognition and build on my successful record.”
NBO continues to support sports people and sporting events. Through its 10-year long-standing relationship with the homegrown racing talent, Ahmad Al Harthy; NBO Brand Ambassador, the bank helped him to become the most successful Omani racing driver in history.
Together with the Ministry of Sports Affairs, NBO actively encourages Oman’s athletes and instils a healthy sports culture among residents. The bank strongly believes that sports and banking share attributes of integrity and the pursuit of excellence.