This morning, the Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company Ltd. (ADGAS) and Shell Abu Dhabi held a workshop at the St. Regis hotel in Abu Dhabi to discuss the positive effects of social media both on business and Emiratisation of the workforce.
“We value our long term partnership with ADNOC and its Group of Companies, and this workshop is an example of our continued cooperation with our partners. The workshop was an opportunity to share best practices and learn from each other and we look forward to continuing to identify such helpful opportunities,” said Sana Bardawil, Director of Communications for the Middle East & North Africa and Senior Business Communications Manager at Shell.
Shell representatives explained that social media plays an important role in raising awareness, especially among youths, and offers a way to connect directly within the oil & gas industry and what it offers in terms of career opportunities.
Speaking on the importance of recruiting nationals, Nureddin Wefati, Head of Shell Media Relations for the Middle East & North Africa, said during his presentation, “Shell strongly believes in the importance of nationalisation in all countries we operate in; and the United Arab Emirates is an important country for us. Through utilizing social media we have been able to connect with students and young job seekers to inform them of Shell’s activities and also what career opportunities are available.”
He further added that “The utilization of social media also offers youths opportunities to connect with us, through Facebook for example, and ask questions or post comments where they receive a response directly from our company.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Hasan Al Marzouqi, ADGAS Senior Vice President (Administration, stressed the importance of sharing best practices with ADGAS’ and ADNOC’s global partners.
“We have been blessed with partnerships with the world’s leading players in the oil and gas industry, which enables us to draw on their expertise. This workshop is an example of such cooperation as we launch our social media strategies in ADNOC Group of Companies,” said Mr. Al Marzouqi.
“This is the second workshop amongst a series of other functions we are organizing with some shareholders and national bodies that have distinguished expertise in this field. Now we are happy to host our colleagues from other OPCOs who are equally interested in exploring the vast opportunities of using social media as a tool to communicate with a larger public’” said Mr. Ali Jasem, Manager of Corporate Communication and Public Relations Division in ADGAS.
The one day event aims at sharing the experience of global energy players on the use of social media within the oil and gas industry and as a tool for involving a wider audience, especially youth.
For media enquiries contact:
Mr. Nureddin Wefati
Head of Media Relations for Middle East & North Africa
Shell EP International
Mr. Ali Khan
Spokesperson Middle East & North Africa
Shell EP International Ltd
Tel: +971 4 405 4563
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