ADIPEC names Kuwaiti as Best Oil, Gas Woman of Year
The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) has named Deputy CEO of Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) Badria Abulraheem as Best Oil and Gas Woman of the Year. “I am very proud of this achievement which will be added to the achievements of Kuwaiti women and show their ability to be creative and to shot to prominence in different domains and at different regional and international events,” she said on Tuesday.
She pointed out that the award is “the fruit of huge efforts exerted throughout my career to enhance the role of women in the oil sector and encourage them to harness their skills through training courses, lectures and workshops.” She added that today’s honoring would incentivize her to do more to elevate Kuwait’s flag at different regional and international events. Abulraheem thanked the award jury and all who helped her achieve success in her career and paved the way for her to win such a prestigious award. In recognition of their commitment to and innovation in the energy sector, ADIPEC has honored eight winners of its 2016 edition on Monday. Thirty-one nominees were shortlisted after the opening round of assessment by the Regional Select Jury (RSJ), a panel of experts from the region’s leading energy companies, academic institutions, and professional associations. Each shortlisted entry was thoroughly screened by members of the RSJ, with the winners selected after a meticulous evaluation process.
ADIPEC 2016, which kicked off Monday, marks its 19th edition with its largest event to date, bringing together more than 2,000 exhibiting companies, 25 country pavilions, 850 speakers, 8,500 delegates, and 100,000 attendees from more than 125 countries. Kuwait is participating in the conference with a large delegation including 56 engineers. —KUNA
Deputy CEO of KOC Badria Abulraheem is pictured with her ‘Best Oil and Gas Woman of the Year’ trophy.