QAPCO wins Annual Qatarization Award for fourth year in a row


Doha, Qatar – 3 June 2013: Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) has been awarded the Annual Qatarization Crystal for Supporting Student Scholarships by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, and Chairman & Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum, during the Energy and Industry Sector’s 13th Anniversary Annual Qatarization Review, recently held at the St. Regis Hotel, Doha.

Winning another award at this prestigious ceremony is a truly remarkable accomplishment as since 2009 QAPCO have been honored each year and won an Award in four categories winning three Crystals and two certificates.

  • 2009 – Awarded Certificate for Supporting Qatarization
  • 2010 – Awarded Crystal for Supporting & Liaising with the Education Sector plus awarded the Certificate for Supporting Training & Development
  • 2011 – Awarded Crystal for Supporting Qatarization
  • 2012 – Awarded Crystal for Supporting Student Scholarships

Such a high accolade demonstrates that QAPCO adhere to best practice policies and procedures and are fully committed to supporting quality Qatarization within the Energy & Industry Sector. It also illustrates the outstanding progress that the Company has achieved over the past few years with regards to attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining Qatari employees.

Dr. Mohamed Yousef Al Mulla, QAPCO’s Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer expressed his delight and stated “Being recognized with an award from the Energy & Industry Sector is one of the highest accolades a company can receive as the competition within the Sector is very strong. It is also a great honor as the criteria for the award is designed to celebrate and promote good practice within the Industry. To receive an award for the fourth consecutive year is truly astonishing and demonstrates the hard work and commitment of all QAPCO staff to implement a highly advanced level of Quality Qatarization.”

Dr Al Mulla added “QAPCO is committed to the Qatarization policy created by the wise vision of H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, The Emir of the State of Qatar, and that QAPCO fully supports the Qatarization Strategy as directed by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada.”

The Company’s Chief Administration Officer Mr. Rashid Al Sulaiti described winning this award as “A landmark achievement for QAPCO” and went on to say “Our people determine our future; we have a special and important mission to help to develop our Qatari citizens. Bringing this mission to life is how we will achieve our vision of becoming the Employer of Choice in Qatar. Our People Strategy is a road map for attracting, developing, and retaining our most valuable asset — our people. A strategy to support our employees to maximize their full potential as it describes the expectations we have of our people at QAPCO and the ways in which our high-performance culture will help them succeed.”

To support its ambitious growth and Qatarization plans, the Middle East’s leading ethylene and low-density polythene (LDPE) producer has set itself the target of securing interest from the large number of talented Qatari students and aims to sign up a record number of Qatari students for its prestigious scholarship and graduate trainee programs. Winning this Award will give a boost to the Company’s recruitment strategy and enhance its already impressive brand in the Education community.

“This year we are expecting a record-breaking number of young Qataris to join our Company,” explains Dr Al-Mulla. “QAPCO’s objective is to generate interest from Qatari students to participate in our highly regarded scholarship programs. We offer young Qataris an exciting career path that delivers stimulating challenges alongside world-class training and competitive remuneration,our vision in nationalizing our work force is aligned with Qatar Petroleum Company strategy and the strategic Qatarization plan for the Oil & Gas Industry.”

“This vision supports the attraction and recruitment of the maximum number of nationals. In-line with possible input from the local labor markets, and to extend them the maximum support to prepare this talented youth to take over management and leadership roles in the company. At QAPCO, we build talent.” continues Dr. Al-Mulla.

Mr. Nasser Al Hajri, Human Resource & Learning Manager supported Dr. Mulla stating “This Award provides QAPCO with the opportunity to communicate our vision and values to a new generation of Qatari employees and future business leaders. We must remember that one of the most important pillars of Qatar’s National Vision is Human Development, and the creation of a new generation of Qatari Nationals to lead the industrial and economic evolution of the state of Qatar. Our role is to ensure that the vision can become a reality by offering valuable initiatives and motivating careers. I hope that when our Qatari citizens see QAPCO winning this Award they will be impressed with our achievements and wish to join the company for a long and successful career.”

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