Exploit new opportunities: Qatargas CEO

 25 May 2016 - 0:00

Exploit new opportunities: Qatargas CEO
Participants at 15th Annual CEO Forum.


DOHA: Qatargas recently held its 15th Annual CEO Forum for National Graduates on May 17 and National Trainees on May 19 at QNCC. The CEO Forum is an annual event during which nationals, who are part of Qatargas’ Training and Development Programme, meet with the Chief Executive Officer, and participate in discussions regarding their individual development and the company’s Qatarisation programme.
The theme of this year’s forum, “My Career My Responsibility”, was supported by Qatargas’ Learning and Development Department and facilitated by the Focus Group.
Qatargas’ Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, hosted both events and engaged with the young nationals.
“Qatargas is committed to maintaining its status as the world’s Premier LNG Company. As national graduates, you are the cornerstone of this incredible journey we are undertaking. At Qatargas, we value our national workforce and provide you with guidance as well as the necessary means and tools to grow in your professional life,” said Al Thani addressing the nationals.
The CEO urged them to take ownership of their own development and career path. He encouraged them to develop their skills and take advantage of the opportunities provided to them in order to progress in their careers.
The Forum focused on the development of Qatargas’ national graduates and trainees, and provided updates on the Company’s Qatarization program. It also provided participants the opportunity to share their experiences and highlight challenges they face during their development.
The feedback and suggestions provided will help further improve the training and development programs on offer.
The event announced launch of new IDP platform this year, in an effort to further support National Graduates throughout their Individual Development Program. The new platform is developed to increase effectiveness of IDP system user experience and reporting.
This year L&D launched National Graduate Development Program e-learning training to assist Division Heads, Coaches and our National Graduates to understand the purpose and objectives of the National Graduate Development Program. The aim of this learning module is to gain a better understanding of roles and responsibilities which will support executing the role of a coach and National Graduate as a learner more effectively.
For Trainees, a new Technical Preparation Programme (TPP) is under provision, which is more focused on vocational training and aligned to targeted positions as technicians and rover operators.
The programme is based on standards set by Qatargas together with other oil and gas companies. The program content has been developed jointly by the companies and endorsed by QP. The program material is now under development and the first batch is planned to start on September 2016.
The Forum also included motivational speeches by Qatari nationals who have excelled in their careers and progressed to key position in the Company after completing their development program. Ali Mohammed Al Emadi, LNG Marketing Division Manager shared his success stories with the National Graduates; and Mones Khider Al Rwaili, Head of Shutdown Operations, Onshore Support Operation shared his success with National Trainees. There were also several group activities and presentations.
At the end of the forums the graduates and trainees had the opportunity to ask any questions or raise concerns directly to the Chief Executive Officer. The CEO presented awards to the best national graduates on scholarship and development, and trainees on development for their outstanding performance in 2016.

The Peninsula