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24 December 2017

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) organised a ceremony to celebrate its 38th anniversary.

The event, at the Ritz Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa, was held under the patronage of National Oil and Gas Authority Secretary General and Company Chairman, H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Sharyan.

Members of the Board of Directors, the Management, led by its President, Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, representatives of the Company’s Labour Union, employees and retirees were present during the ceremony.

The Company's achievements during 2017 and the awards it received, thanks of the professionalism and dedication of the employees in implementing the strategies and policies of the Board of Directors, were reviewed during the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jawahery pledged to continue working according to the directives of the Board of Directors and in helping maintain the Company as a model of successful GCC co-operation.

Dr. Jawahery expressed his great appreciation for H.E. the Chairman and the Board Members for their attendance and in honouring the Company's distinguished and long service employees, while thanking them for their efforts.

He said he was happy the celebrations coincided with those marking the National Day celebrations as well as the anniversary of His Majesty King Hamad’s accession to the throne. He congratulated the wise leadership for providing a safe and stimulating environment that allowed the Company’s workers to continue to perform and preserve its gains.

Dr. Jawahery commended the sound approach and strategic planning of the Board of Directors, the commitment of the Executive Management and the professionalism and one family spirit of the of the employees as the reasons behind GPIC’s success. He also praised the cooperation of the Company’s shareholders and partners and the wisdom of the leadership in ensuring a safe investment climate.

Dr. Jawahery spoke of the trained and skilled professionals at the Company who, he said, had ensured GPIC had become one of the leading companies in the region. He said they had been recognized for their professionalism, excellence, know-how and knowledge of the latest technologies related to the vital industry.

He also listed the Company’s achievements during this year and reviewed the local, regional and international awards and certificates it had won.

He thanked the leaders of the Gulf countries for their contributions and said they had given all support in ensuring GPIC becoming an example of successful GCC cooperation.

H.E. the Chairman and Members of the Board later honoured distinguished employees who showed great dedication during the year, as well as employees who had completed long years of continuous service.

GPIC was established on December 5, 1979 as a joint venture between three GCC countries.The project is equally owned by the Government of Bahrain, the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and the Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait (PIC).