Posted on May 25, 2013

The Qatargas Chief Executive Officer, Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani met with young nationals working in the company at the 12th Annual Qatargas CEO Forum held on 19th and 22nd May under the theme “Commitment to Success”.

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

Commenting on the event, the Chief Executive Officer said: “As envisaged in the Human Development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030, and under the guidance of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed 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 realizing 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 national attending the Forum, the CEO said: “Being successful requires planning, determination, self belief and competence. Qatargas wishes every member of 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, adds: “The Forum seeks to evaluate the success of our Qatarization 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 and thus, the CEO Forum is evolving towards being the platform where our young nationals have a chance to take the initiative, build up 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 any questions or raise concerns directly to the Chief Executive Officer. The CEO also presented awards to the best graduates and trainees for their outstanding performance in 2012.  The coaches who excelled in training and mentoring the national employees were also honoured by the CEO.

This Forum is one of several platforms, which provides an opportunity for Qatari National graduates and trainees to engage in open discussion with the Company’s senior management and contribute to decision making, underlining their active involvement in their own personal development.The CEO Forum at Qatargas reflects the commitment made by the Company’s senior management to its National workforce and helps forge a strong relationship between the young professionals and their coaches. 

Qatargas is committed to develop, promote and recognise all of its employees. In particular, the company is committed to the development of its Qatari workforce. Qatargas provides unique opportunities for young nationals to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of its high calibre diverse workforce and international shareholders.

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