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03 January 2017

Saudi Basic Industries Company Executive Vice President of Agricultural Nutrients Anas bin Yusuf Quintab, who visited the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), has congratulated company employee Latifa Khalil for having obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ahlia University.

Members of the Executive Management and Deputy Chairman of the company’s Labour Union were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery applauded the achievement and said Ms. Khalil had set an example for others in the company to follow.

He said the GPIC always sought to provide opportunities that equip workers with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform tasks efficiently and create positive energy among workers in line with the challenges facing this dynamic industry. He said there is always an effort to provide comprehensive programmes for the Bahraini workforce after identifying their training needs and with a focus on the quality of training.

Dr. Jawahery spoke of the Management strategy on development and training of all employees, with particular emphasis on women, and to focus on enhancing women’s programmes as part of the leadership’s directives to empower them. He said these policies have the support and the blessings of the GPIC Board of Directors, which had played an important role in making sure that women occupied a pride of place and important positions within the company.

Ms. Khalil thanked Mr. Quintab, Dr. Jawahery and the Executive Management and said the President, in particular, was the first to come out in support of women and had worked tirelessly to encourage and provide them with support and assistance.

She said her research topic, Challenges of Adapting a Coaching Culture, was on continuous learning and achievement, along with scientific developments. She also discussed that age and circumstances do not limit any scientific ambition and said one must be constantly informed of developments. She said she hoped she had learnt enough to contribute towards the development of other workers and to help them gain and achieve more.

The GPIC gives great importance to developing and enhancing its human capital as an element of its success. This results in workers performing with efficiency and technical competence to ensure they have the right skills to achieve objectives of sustainability, in line with the business strategies of oil companies.