The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) welcomed HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah to its campus to address a group of visiting students from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne Global Energy Executive MBA programme. Al-Attiyah, chairman of the Board of the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development, discussed the history of Qatar’s energy industry and the leadership, political and environmental challenges facing sustainable development around the world.
“I am delighted to attend this gathering of energy students; there is a shortage of qualified manpower facing the energy industry worldwide, and the Haskayne School of Business has a notable status for preparing graduates to serve a shifting world,” he said. Al-Attiyah shared many insights from his 40 years in the energy industry with the visiting scholars. “We are grateful to His Excellency for taking time to visit our campus and address these international MBA students,” said Dr Deborah White, dean and CEO of UCQ.
“Our focus is on educating Qatar’s healthcare leaders and sustainable development is an integral component in ensuring a healthy community. I am confident that together we can do our part to improve lives here in Qatar and around the world.” The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development is a non-profit organisation established to preserve and build upon al-Attiyah’s 40 years of service in the energy industry. Based out of Calgary, Alberta — the heart of Canada’s energy sector — the Global Energy Executive MBA programme at the Haskayne School of Business aims to transform the international energy industry by preparing the next generation of leaders for its complex and evolving challenges.
“Qatar has used the energy resources it has been endowed with to build a prosperous country and society,” said Dr Harrie Vredenburg, professor and academic director of the Global Energy Executive MBA programme. “Qatar is an excellent example of a country that has balanced capitalism with meeting the social needs of its people. “To have His Excellency here at the University of Calgary and to hear this grand history of Qatar’s energy industry and its place in the world is absolutely fantastic.”
Sources and Photo-credits: Gulf Times