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11 December 2018

Ms. Reem Al Bastaki, an Engineer at the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), has received the Women's Award in Industry and Assets from the Gulf Society for Maintenance and Reliability (GSMR) in recognition of her achievements in industry and asset management.

The Award was presented during a ceremony on the sidelines of an exhibition hosted by the Women's Committee in Industry and Asset Management of the Bahrain Society of Engineers.

GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery congratulated Ms. Al Bastaki and said this is the second time she’s been honoured in a month. He said one need not only be efficient herself but has to depend on teamwork to succeed. This, he added, brings out the best in motivation and confidence, which h is abundant among GPIC employees.

He said the Company Management would continue to provide full support to its working team and give special attention to youth and women. GPIC, he said, is proud of its employees, who have many outstanding achievements in several fields, which is a tribute to its human resources development policies.

Ms. Al Bastaki said she was honoured to get this Award and added it was appreciation to the company. She said it is also evidence of the success of company policies supporting women and noted Dr. Jawahery’s interest in empowering and promoting women, while giving them equal opportunities with their male colleagues. He said the women are able to deal with the nature of work in the industrial field, despite its complexities, technology and the required professional and specific skills.

She spoke of the support for working woman from the wise Leadership and Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty the King and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Women, who made all efforts to advocate, encourage and celebrate Bahraini women.

Ms. Al Bastaki recently won the 2018 Young Adebec Engineer Award on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). The award is given annually to young engineers who have the potential to become key contributors to development.

She also received the "Rising Star" award from the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) and was honoured by the Supreme Council for Women during a “Women in Engineering" event.

Ms. Al Bastaki has joined GPIC after receiving a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering with Honors from Griffith University, Australia, and continues to work in the field of environmental compliance and environmental inspections, as well as waste management. Since joining the GPIC, she has been member of 17 committees and has taken part in several workshops while also contributing to environmental decisions at the local level.

She is involved in the implementation of CSR programmes and volunteers for environmental lectures and follow the environmental research programme for schools. She actively takes part in the Green Wave Campaign for schools, in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme and Injaz Bahrain.

The Women's Industry and Asset Management Committee was formed in 2018. It seeks to be a platform and forum for professional women in this field to exchange their experiences and expand their. The committee also seeks to encourage young women to discuss and follow up issues of interest in industry and asset management.

GPIC pays special attention to Bahraini women working in the company and works to support them through equal participation in all the company's programmes and activities. They also play a key role in ensuring the stability of the company and the success of its operations.