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05 December 2018

Winners of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) Awards for excellence in the Oil and Gas industry, including Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) Engineer Reem Al Bastaki, were honoured on the sidelines of the event, held under the patronage of United Arab Emirates President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Ms. Al Bastaki was honoured as the Young ADIPEC Engineer for 2018 after competing with 488 engineers from 172 companies in 32 countries.

The contestants were evaluated on the basis of their academic background, their ability to adapt to the work environment, unexpected situations, achievements and leadership characteristics. Their impact on other young engineers and setting an example to attract others to the industry were also taken into consideration.

GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, in the presence of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) West Asia Office Director and Regional Representative H.E. Mr. Sami Dimassi congratulated Ms. Al Bastaki and said the Company was proud of her achievement.

He said GPIC trusts its workers and their efficiency as well as their ability to work within a team that brings out the best in motivation and confidence. He said it is because of this that the Company is today well-known around the world.

"The Company will continue to provide support to its working team and give special attention to youth and women," he said. “We are very proud of our employees, who have excelled in all fields and who are the company’s ambassadors of success and excellence.” He said he is very happy at the achievement.

Ms. Al Bastaki said this was a significant achievement in her professional career. “This is a great morale booster for success and excellence, not only for me but for all members of the company's team, especially young people and new engineers.”

She said she had opportunities for intensive training, which benefited her in obtaining knowledge related to the industrial sector and its specialties. This, she said, gave her the opportunity to take part in this international competition alongside young engineers working in large Arab and international companies.

She said the award is recognition of the efforts of the GPIC for the development of youth and the empowerment of women.

She said the Company’s female work force had proved its competence and ability to deal with the nature of work in the industrial field, despite the complexities of the process and the high technical characteristics that required professional and specific skills.

H.E. Mr. Dimassi also congratulated Ms. Al Bastaki on the achievement and said he is proud of youngsters who are concerned with environmental matters.

The Award is given annually to young engineers who have the potential to become key contributors to the future development of the oil and gas industry and have the potential to reach senior management positions.

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference is a global forum that brings together specialists in the oil and gas industry around the world. The exhibition is one of the three largest in the world's oil and gas industry, the largest in the Middle East and North Africa, and a global platform for sharing experiences and best practices that enable experts and specialists to share information and ideas that contribute to shaping the future of the global energy sector.

GPIC has taken great strides in the field of development and training in terms of quantity and content in the past few years due to its belief in the pivotal role of education and training in supporting Bahrain’s comprehensive development process. He said the company continues to support women through equal involvement in all its programmes and said they play a key role in ensuring stability and success of its operations.