Qatar Petroleum recently honoured a new group of Qatari nationals who have successfully completed their academic studies and training programmes under QP’s scholarship programme, and joined its ranks.
The 172 honorees specialised in 25 different disciplines and graduated from distinguished universities in Qatar, France, the US, and the UK.
QP President and CEO Saad Sherida al-Kaabi said: “Qatar Petroleum’s policy has always placed Qataris at the top of its priorities in education, training, and development. We have also given our nationals the opportunity to gain the practical experience they need to progress professionally and to serve our corporation and our beloved country Qatar.
“In this respect, I would like to highlight that despite our recent optimisation, we have not reduced our investment in people, their education, and their training because our success is directly linked to the competency of our human capital.”
Al-Kaabi highlighted the changes QP has witnessed during the past three years, including its organisation structure and the way it operates, which depends on a distinguished group of young as well as experienced Qataris who have reached where they are through hard work and dedication.
He also reviewed major landmarks during that important period which included the decision to raise Qatar LNG production to 100mn tonnes per year, its international expansion, and the focused effort to become the world’s best national oil and gas company.
Al-Kaabi also expressed optimism for the future of the new graduates, stressing the importance of professional commitment as a way of life, which can ensure that one of them will become in the future the president and CEO of QP and will welcome new graduates to QP.
At the end of the ceremony, al-Kaabi handed certificates of appreciation to all graduates, along with symbolic gifts for outstanding graduates in their fields of specialisation.
The ceremony, which was organised by the Learning and Development Department at QP, included a film in which a number of graduates talked about the reasons for joining QP and their ambition for the future.