Posted on September 27, 2017

Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) yesterday held the first session of the Distinguished Speakers Series aiming at hosting high achieving leaders from the field of business and industry, who contributed to Qatar’s development and individuals’ lives.

Attending the event were QU President Dr Hassan Al Derham, QU and Qatar Petroleum (QP) officials, and QU faculty and staff. The speaking guest was QP President and CEO Eng Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi. Eng Al-Kaabi highlighted Qatar’s ongoing efforts to drive forward the education sector in line with the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 and the Human Development Strategy. He said: “The State of Qatar continues in its efforts to encourage the youth to develop their professional abilities and to assume leadership roles in various fields in order to contribute to the country’s development and growth.”

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He noted that QP provides Qatar’s youth with various activities and training and professional development opportunities to uplift their skills and competencies and to enable them to compete with their peers at international well-renowned oil and gas companies. He also noted that QP is a leading national organization fully managed by Qatari nationals and home to highly qualified staff and distinguished expertise in various technical and administrative fields.

CENG Dean Dr Khalifa Al-Khalifa said: “This event comes as a part of CENG commitment to community engagement and to introduce the QU community and the wider community to the success stories of prominent leaders. The Distinguished Speakers Series targets the youth who need to develop their capacities and skills and to make best use of their resources in order to excel in their respective fields and become the nation’s future leaders.”

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