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04 December 2018

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery and members of the Executive Management took part in a celebration to mark Bahrain Women’s Day. Women employees of the company were honoured on the occasion.

Dr. Jawahery congratulated the employees and conveyed to them the greetings and appreciation of the Chairman and members of the Board of Directors. He said the day, a national occasion during the holiday season, was launched by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women.

He said it is an occasion to honour Bahraini women who contributed to Bahrain’s development. He spoke of the outstanding contributions of company's employees in improving productivity and performance, which has been appreciated by the Board of Directors and the executive management.

He said the Company looks forward to this day as an occasion to honour employees and appreciate their efforts to elevate and consolidate its successful operations. He said GPIC is continuing its strategy of developing and training all employees.

Dr. Jawahery said the empowerment of women is a priority at the Company and this given them the opportunity for promotion and access to senior positions in the technical and administrative work. He noted the support of the Board of Directors to continue the advancement of women and said a large number of them regularly attend conferences, forums and workshops to further their skills.

He said women in Bahrain have demonstrated they are a class apart since the beginning of history and have proved beyond doubt their success at the work they do. In the course of time, he added, women have continued to search for new horizons for their advancement in keeping with their desire to reconcile family and career paths.

He said women's access to the field of work and their participation in the development process is a national duty and had resulted in a lot of positive effects at social and economic.

Dr. Jawahery praised the role and support of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, who was the first to call for the establishment of equal opportunities units in the government and private sector to avoid implicit discrimination against women.

Dr. Jawahery said GPIC announced in 2013 the formation of the first Equal Opportunities Committee in the Oil Sector. This was later transferred to an independent board headed by the Company President.

He praised the important role of the Supreme Council for Women under the leadership of Her Royal Highness and her continuous initiatives to benefit from the potential enjoyed by Bahraini women in accordance with scientific methodologies and mechanisms.

Employees thanked and appreciated the President and appreciated his role in providing the best atmosphere to help them make more efforts.