Women Engineers at the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) took part in a special workshop held on the sidelines of the Middle East Oil and Gas Show (MEOS-2017).
Held on the theme, Women in Leadership – invest, initiate, innovate, the GPIC attendance was on the guidelines and desire of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty the King and Supreme Council of Women President.
Human Resources Executive Director at Saudi Aramco Ms. Huda Ghoson presented a working paper that highlighted the role of women on top positions at Saudi Aramco. She spoke about the Company being placed fourth in the Arab world in executive departments as part of the Forbes ranking and at seventh place in the energy sector for 2015 in the Arabian Business category.
GE Oil & Gas Chief Growth Officer Dr. Manar Mneef spoke on how she reached one of the top positions at an international Company.
In a statement, GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery said the Company’s Board of Directors is keen to encourage Bahraini women to take part in such events and specialized conferences that contribute to their professional and efficient development.
He said it was also part of the Company's approach to the empowerment of Bahraini women and preparing them to take over tasks and responsibilities.
Dr. Jawahery commended employees’ efforts and said women have proved their ability to cope with and adapt to the nature of work in spite of its complex process and technology that required specific professional skills.
He said Bahraini women Engineers at the GPIC have proved their unmatched efficiency in all areas of work within and outside the factory. He said they have specialized courses and participated in workshops both within and outside Bahrain. The company has also spared no effort in providing all possible support.
GPIC Management is keen to support all employees – men and women – in their development. The Company is working on the development of manpower by providing opportunities for experience, education and training aimed at equipping workers with adequate skills that qualify them to achieve and gain more and to meet the Company’s future needs.
MEOS 2017 was held from March 6 to 9 under the patronage of His Royal Highness, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister. It is the largest and most important forum to share knowledge and experience in the field of oil exploration and production in the region.
More than 8,000 specialists in the field of oil and gas, who discussed the future of the oil and gas industry in the region, attended this year’s show.