ADIPEC names Kuwaiti as Best Oil, Gas Woman of Year

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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.

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