Qatargas’ Chief Executive Officer, Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Thani honored the Qatargas employees, who have made significant contributions towards Qatargas winning the prestigious Qatarization Crystal Award for ‘Supporting Qatarization’ at the 14th Annual Award Ceremony held recently as part of the Qatarization Review Meeting of the Energy and Industry sector.
The CEO presented certificates of appreciation to twenty members of the Human Resources and Learning & Development Departments, led by Abdulaziz Al-Mannai, Human Resources Manager and Adnan Al-Shaibi, Learning and Development Manager. The recognition ceremony held recently at Qatargas’ Head office building in Doha, was attended by the Company’s Management Leadership Team.
The purpose of the Annual Qatarization Awards is to recognize companies that have consistently exhibited excellence over a calendar year in their performance, commitment, and achieved recognizable levels in Qatarization.
Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Qatargas’ Chief Executive Officer after presenting the recognition certificates, stated, “I am proud of our achievements over the past years in supporting Qatarization in the energy and industry sector. The multiple awards we have won in recent years demonstrate Qatargas’ commitment to attracting, developing, motivating and retaining qualified Nationals in our workforce and our active collaboration with the education sector and other stakeholders to promote quality Qatarization. Our Qatarization strategy forms a key element of our corporate social responsibility and is aligned with the Human Development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.” “I would like to thank the team of employees who have contributed greatly towards our continued success in supporting Qatarization,” he added.
This is Qatargas’ fifth Qatarization Award, conferred by the Minister of Energy and Industry.Previous awards include: Crystal Award for ‘Supporting Qatarization’ (2009 – 2010); Crystal Award for ‘Support for Training and Development’ (2010 – 2011); Qatarization Certificate Award for ‘Support and Liaison with the Education Sector’ (2011 – 2012) and Crystal Award for ‘Support and Liaison with the Education Sector’ (2012 – 2013).
The Qatargas Learning and Development Department has developed various programs and initiatives to support Qatarization. Annual internships are part of Qatargas’ Qatarization Strategy and commitment to continuously support the education sector. The Internship Program provides students with practical work experience with professionals from diverse backgrounds and cultures as a prelude to embarking on a lifetime career. Qatargas Recruitment has also initiated an Internship Aftercare Program to expand our National recruitment pipeline by converting high potential interns to full time employees.
Supporting higher education remains the priority goal of Qatargas’ Scholarship Program. This program recognizes and encourages academically-talented students to join the industry, fosters employee loyalty, initiates promising relationships with students, and identifies potential candidates for employment.
The National Graduate Development Program supports the transition of university graduates into reaching target positions in the Company by providing training and development opportunities. All National Graduates have an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and an assigned coach and regular counseling sessions with the Qatarization Division.
Qatargas has also made a considerable investment in time and resources in developing its company leaders. The creation and implementation of a Leadership Development Framework enabled the Leadership Development and Succession Planning Division to design and deliver a suite of programs that focused on the various leadership levels. The Executive Development and Senior Manager Development Program targets the top two senior leadership levels in Qatargas. The Cadre Leadership Development Program consists of workshops targeted for our high potential middle managers that have been identified through Qatargas talent management succession assessment tools as future senior leaders.
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