Young nationals working at Qatargas met with the Company’s Chief Executive Officer Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani at the 13th Annual Qatargas CEO Forum held on 25th and 27th May. The Forum was facilitated by the Company’s Qatarization and National Development Division, Learning and Development Department.
The Forum gives the opportunity to National Graduates and trainees to discuss their concerns with regards to their career development within Qatargas. It also provides updates on the Company’s Qatarization program. This year, the Forum was held under the theme “Commitment to National Development”.
This Forum is traditionally one of a number of platforms, which provides an opportunity for Qatari National graduates and trainees, to address the Qatargas management, contribute to decision making and gives them a chance to feel that their voices continue to be heard. National Graduates are encouraged to share their own experiences on the National Graduate Development Program at Qatargas. The Forum provides them the opportunity to share with the Company’s senior management and fellow graduates, highlights of their best experiences during the program as well as their ideas for improving the program.
Addressing the young Nationals, the Qatargas CEO said:“As you know, our Qatargas mission is to be Premier in everything we do – which includes being Premier in developing our National Workforce. Our National Graduates are the pillar of the company and its future.”
Reiterating the Company’s commitment to the development of its National workforce, he said:“Qatargas Senior Management is totally committed to support your career development. We also need your commitment, as National Graduates, to your own career development. You are responsible for driving your development, you are responsible for seeking opportunities for growth, and your potential and future career is in your hands. We have many National Graduates now who are the first Nationals in their field, forging new territory as Qataris. We also have the first Nationals to achieve milestones in their profession, and we seek to build further these achievements in the future.”
During the Forum, Hessa Mohamed Al-Nesf, Corporate Planning Analyst shared her success story, one of many examples of outstanding achievements by Qatargas graduates and trainees. Earlier this year, Hessa became the first Qatari National to be awarded the Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status, an internationally recognized qualification established by the Engineering Council in the United Kingdom. She spoke about her journey so far with Qatargas, the commitment she made to herself and to Qatargas, and the goals she focused on, to achieve success.
Hessa graduated from Texas A&M University at Qatar with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 2008. The following year, she joined Qatargas Engineering Department as a Process Engineer under Qatargas’ National Graduate Development Program. After proving her capabilities as a Process Engineer, she moved to the Corporate Planning Department in 2013 as a Corporate Planning Analyst.
Another success story shared at the Forum was that of Faisal Rashid Al-Enazi, who joined Qatargas as a trainee in 1997. In 1999, he was nominated for the National Certificate Program. Faisal worked in the Operations Department after completing the program.
Later, in 2003, he enrolled for Higher National Diploma in Chemical Engineering at Teeside University, UK and graduated as Chemical Engineer in 2006. After moving up through several positions including various roles in Qatargas’ expansion start-up projects, Faisal was assigned as Operations Specialist in 2013.
The CEO also presented awards to the best graduates and trainees for their outstanding performance in 2013. The coaches who excelled in training and mentoring the national employees were also honored by the CEO at the Forum.
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