Posted on December 25, 2012

Hamad bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Student Center signed a memorandum of understanding with Maersk Oil on Thursday, December 20, 2012 in support of the LeaderShape program. The MOU was signed by HBKU’s Student Center Director, Ameena Hussain and the Head of Social Investment of Maersk Oil, Faisal Al-Medaihki. The investment will help cover all of the program expenses for students taking part in this year’s LeaderShape program.

Hosted in Doha since 2007, the annual LeaderShape program was created to provide students with the opportunity to build their leadership capacity. This dynamic and challenging educational program will help provide students with the necessary tools, skills, and knowledge needed to successfully serve as global leaders in their society.

HBKU Student Center Director Ameena Hussain said, “The LeaderShape Institute was invited to Qatar to provide students with an intensive 6-day leadership experience centered on teaching university students to lead with integrity. The Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Center is thankful to Maersk Oil, this year’s program sponsor, for their generous contribution to our continued effort in developing future leaders at the heart of Education City.”

As an international oil and gas company, Maersk Oil is committed to giving back to the Qatar community. This contribution is another example of Maersk Oil’s commitment to its core values by helping to develop Qatar’s future leaders and support the Qatar National Vision 2030. In addition to this investment, representatives from Maersk Oil will also be serving on the guest leadership panel during this year’s LeaderShape program.

Maersk Oil Head of Social Investment Faisal Al-Medaihki said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Center in support of the LeaderShape program.As a key pillar of our social investment program, Maersk Oil recognizes the importance of education in helping to build capacity, human capital and a skills base for the future success of Qatar. LeaderShape is doing just this by working to develop the leaders of tomorrow.”

The LeaderShape program is open to students of HBKU and its partners. The program will be taking place from January 5 – 10, 2013 at the Sultan Beach Resort in Al Khor. To learn more about the program, students should visit the HBKU Student Center.