Qatargas Receives Qatarization Award for Second Consecutive Year


Qatargas has won, for the second consecutive year, the prestigious Qatarization Award, given during the Energy and Industry Sector’s 11th Annual Award Ceremony, for the company’s contribution towards the category of “Support for Training and Development” as a part of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry, presented the Qatarization Award to Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer of Qatargas in a recent ceremony.

A total of 40 companies competed in three categories of the award: Support for Qatarisation, Support for Training & Development and Support & Liaison with the Education Sector.

Commenting on this achievement, Qatargas CEO Khalid Al Thani said:

This recognition has made us really proud. It underscores once again the success of our Qatarization policy which focuses on ensuring Qatari participation in all fields of the company’s operations. Attracting, developing and retaining qualified nationals forms an integral part of our recruitment policy and we are committed to the development of local talent, enabling young nationals to achieve their fullest potential.

Qatargas has introduced a comprehensive and full-fledged development programme for the nationals joining its workforce.

The leading features of this programme include a tailor-made Individual Development Program (IDP) for every Qatari national joining Qatargas, a competence framework from which nationals can see a clear picture of the competences they need to develop a national graduate handbook which provides graduates with guidance and support to ensure the development process is on track, and quarterly counseling for each national graduate by a career development specialist.

As the percentage of female graduates coming into the job market increases, Qatargas has developed a “Women in the Workplace Program” to assist Qatari ladies, with career orientation, to build individual capability, and collective support amongst themselves, so that they can be operated effectively, efficiently and productively in the workplace.

Qatargas regularly celebrates the career development achievements of all its Nationals with internal Award Ceremonies and an Annual CEO Forum where all young Nationals, whether Trainees or Graduates, spend time with the CEO and his leadership team to understand the company’s strategic plan and discuss and share ideas.


Source: Qatargas, May 29, 2011;