Posted on November 06, 2013

A delegation from RasGas Company Limited (RasGas), led by Hamad Mubarak Al Muhannadi, Chief Operations Officer, took part in the first annual Qatari Students Career Fair, which was held during 1-3 November in Washington D.C., USA. RasGas had a stall at the event to attract young Qatari talent to work in the company. Other major participants from Qatar included ExxonMobil, Qatar Airways and Sidra Medical and Research Centre. 

Hamad Mubarak Al Muhannadi, RasGas Chief Operations Officer, delivers his speech at the Qatari - US Career Fair

The RasGas delegation met with Qatari students from across prominent US universities, shared information about RasGas operations and the vast career opportunities on offer across numerous fields, including engineering majors, such as, electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering.

As part of the event, the RasGas delegation also visited university campuses, such as the University of New York at StonyBrook, Arizona State University and Colorado State University, where 25 of the company’s sponsored Qatari students are completing degrees. The visit provided an opportunity to meet with students and university representatives to discuss future ways of collaboration.

Al Muhannadi said RasGas’ participation in this event comes as part of the company’s long-term commitment to national career development by identifying high-calibre talented US-educated Qatari students and matching them with career opportunities at RasGas.

RasGas delegation poses in front of the RasGas stand at the event

“Attending this event is a testament to our dedication to build a competent national workforce by offering multiple career prospects, scholarships and internship programmes. As we celebrate the 2013 as Year of Education, our participation this year holds a special significance,” he said.

In alignment with Qatar National Vision 2030, RasGas is implementing a dedicated Qatarization programme. Currently, 34% of RasGas’ total workforce is made up of Qataris. This number is expected to increase to approximately 50% by 2022.