RB fetes its first Young Entrepreneurs cohort

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RB CEO Karam Chand delivering his speech at the end of the company’s inaugural Young Entrepreneurs Programme. Image: The Bruneian

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) lauded 29 employees for completing the company’s inaugural Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP) which hopes to equip young Bruneian professionals with modern skillsets.

They were selected based on their high performance and high potential assessment across several divisions in RB; mentored by Chief-level officers throughout the two-year programme.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RB Karam Chand in his speech at the graduation ceremony said that YEP aimed to “open a pipeline” to multi-generational talent as well as encouraging them to be innovative with ideas in improving processes in the company.

“The goal I set as the CEO was to see each one of you develop into a confident young man or woman with better understanding of the airlines business, more developed skills, broader experiences and appropriate business behaviours,” he said.

The programme, which was introduced following RB’s five-year business plan to nurture staff development, was divided into three key parts; formal training, informal training and mentoring by members of RB’s executive committee.

RB employees who were present at the event. Image: The Bruneian

On her part, a member of the YEP Hjh Nurul Amal Amni Athirah Muntassir, thanked her team’s mentor Captain Saiful for showing them how leading some major operational divisions was a challenging task.

“His resilience, tenacity and patience to face this challenge daily inspiring. We also salute him as someone who has dedicated most of his life in service of our national carrier,” said the manager guest experience and delivery at RB.

Member of the YEP Hjh Nurul Amal Amni Athirah Muntassir delivering her speech. Image: The Bruneian

The YEP members received their certificates of completion in a ceremony held at The Garden’s Veranda Dendrobium Saleha Hall at Rimba Garden Central.

The Bruneian