Posted on April 29, 2013

Qatar International Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd. (Tasweeq) recently celebrated 5 years of successful operations,under the patronage and presence of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry. The celebration was also attended by Tasweeq’s Board Members, VIP guests, the company’s management and staff as well as by members of the media.

The celebration,which was held at St. Regis Hotel Doha on April 24,started with a welcome message by Tasweeq’s Chief Executive Officer Saad Al-Kuwari,who summarized the company’s journey over the past 5 years since its inception in 2007. In his speech, Al-Kuwari emphasized Tasweeq’s unprecedented growth, both in operations and manpower.

Al-Kuwari thanked HE Dr. Al-Sada for his continuous guidance and support to Tasweeq, and he also, applauded the contribution, commitment and dedication of the company’s employees.

Al-Kuwari said: “Tasweeq began its responsibilities in 2008 when it started marketing regulated products, which then included liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), condensates, refined products and sulphur. In 2009, our product line expanded to include non-regulated products, such as Qatar’s crude oil entitlements under an agency agreement with Qatar Petroleum, in addition to local petroleum sales. In 2011, Tasweeq started exporting gas-to-liquids (GTL) products such as GTL naphtha and, most recently, GTL jet fuel. In 2008, we lifted 40 cargoes per month.  Last year, we flawlessly sold and exported around 45 million tonnes of products, or 130 cargoes per month (both regulated and non-regulated), almost 4 cargoes per day.”

He added, “In terms of manpower, we capitalize on the quality of our human resources.  Our world-class employees are truly our most important asset.  Tasweeq currently employs a total of 164 staff, of which 42% are Qatari nationals.  Tasweeq is well positioned to reach 50% Qatarisation by 2015 and our Qatarisation strategy supports Qatar National Vision 2030.”

During the ceremony, H.E. Dr. Al-Sada graciously distributed congratulatory certificates to Tasweeq employees who have completed 5 years of service thus far with the company. His Excellency also distributed certificates to Tasweeq’s Leadership Team for successfully completing the Coaching for Excellence Programme. The extensive workshop has enabled them to apply skills, principles and coaching onto the workplace as “certified coaches”.

The ceremony included different dance performances reflecting Tasweeq’s diverse nationalities.The performances debuted with Qatar’s traditional dance, Al-Ardha,and then took the attendees on a journey across varied cultural presentations.