QATAR: Development of national workforce a top priority, says Qatargas CEO

Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa al-Thani

Qatargas chief executive officer (CEO) Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa al-Thani met young nationals working in the company at the 12th annual Qatargas CEO Forum, which was held recently under the theme “Commitment to Success.”

The forum focuses on the development of the company’s national graduates and trainees and provides updates on the company’s Qatarisation programme. It also gives them the opportunity to share their experiences in Qatargas, highlighting challenges they face and gathering their feedback and suggestions in order to further improve the training and development programmes in place for nationals.

Commenting on the event, the CEO said: “As envisaged in the Human Development pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030 and under the guidance of HE Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry and chairman of Qatargas, the development of our national workforce is a top priority at Qatargas. As we move closer to realising our vision of being the world’s premier LNG company, competent national employees continue to play a key role in our success.”

Addressing the young nationals, he said: “Being successful requires planning, determination, self-belief and competence. Qatargas wishes every member of the staff to achieve success in their chosen field and we are ready to support you. However, at the same time, we also need your commitment, towards your own success and the success of Qatargas.”

Ghanim al-Kuwari, Qatargas chief operating officer (administration), said: “The forum seeks to evaluate the success of our Qatarisation programme and identify areas for further improvement by engaging young nationals and encouraging their direct feedback. We believe that young nationals are committed to the success of their career development. The CEO forum is evolving to become a platform where our young nationals have a chance to take the initiative, build their self-confidence and unlock their potential.”

As part of the forum, Qatari nationals who have excelled in their careers and progressed to key positions in the company after completing their development programmes shared their success stories with the participants. There were also several group activities and presentations, including a motivational film.

During a question-and-answer session at the end of the forum, employees had the chance to ask questions or raise concerns directly with the CEO.
The CEO presented awards to the best graduates and trainees for their performance in 2012.  The coaches who excelled in training and mentoring the national employees were also honoured by the CEO.

Reported by: Caye Global News, Gulf Times

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