Energy Sector holds ‘Annual Qatarization Review Meeting’

The Energy Sector held its ‘19th Annual Qatarization Review Meeting’ recently. The event was held under the patronage of H E Saad bin Sherida Al Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum.

The meeting was attended by senior executives and representatives from the 35 participating companies in the Energy Sector’s Strategic Qatarization Plan, as well as senior executives from Qatar’s education community.

In an address to the meeting, Minister Al Kaabi highlighted the importance of Qatarization in aligning the energy sector with the pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030, and expressed pride in the accomplishments of Qatari Nationals who are now leading the various components of the energy sector and have truly become its backbone.

His Excellency also recognized the energy sector’s accomplishments in Qatarization and said “Over the last 19 years, we have witnessed almost a three-fold growth in the number of approved establishment positions accompanied by a triple increase of Qataris employed in the sector.”

In his remarks to the meeting, H E Al Kaabi shared his appreciation of the Qatarization program’s efforts and acknowledged the learning and development opportunities offered to Qatari nationals in the sector. “Qataris are the future of the energy sector and they will continue to be at the forefront of our priorities,” he said

H E Al Kaabi concluded his remarks by highlighting the role of technical education in providing the proper skills needed by the sector. He said “We must continue to work closely with the various higher educational and technical institutions to align our requirements and needs with their educational outputs.”

This year’s Annual Qatarization Review Meeting featured a number of presentations highlighting the sector’s progress in implementing Qatari human capital strategies and the efforts to build stronger relationships with the education sector.

At the end of the meeting the Sector’s 11th Annual Qatarization Awards were presented by  the Minister of State for Energy Affairs to honour companies who have exhibited Qatarization excellence during 2018.

Recipients of the Qatarization Crystal Awards were Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) for “Support and Liaison with the Education Sector”; Dolphin Energy Limited for “Supporting Qatarization”; Qatar Gas Transport Company Limited (Nakilat) for “Support for Training and Development”; and, Qatar Shell for “Best Qatarization Progress”.

Annual Qatarization Certificates were also presented to Qatargas for “Support and Liaison with the Education Sector”; Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) for “Supporting Qatarization”; and Gulf Helicopters Company for “Support for Training and Development”.

Source from: The Peninsula