Doha, Qatar - 13 May 2014
The first team of 120 RasGas leaders recently completed a high level international leadership and management skills training programme conducted by Thunderbird School of Global Management. The team included supervisors, section heads and managers from different departments of RasGas.
"As a company committed to continuous improvement and with "People" as a strategic choice, we recognise that we must continue to develop and strengthen the full capabilities of our people," said Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, RasGas Chief Executive Officer, who attended the graduation ceremony.
"Though our leaders have already demonstrated their skills and knowledge to support our business, we know that RasGas' sustained success depends on a dynamic range of knowledge, skills, and expertise," he continued.
"With employees from over 60 different nations it is vital that RasGas leaders have the ability and confidence to work with, and lead, a diverse workforce. With the skills and management techniques gained during this programme, I am confident that they will continue to excel in managing our multi-cultural workforce and lead by example," added Al Mohannadi.
"RasGas is committed to provide its leaders with the tools they need to leverage their full potential, and foster a high-performing culture," said Erhama Al Kaabi, Chief Employee Development and Welfare Officer.
"Together, RasGas and Thunderbird developed programmes for four levels of leaders at RasGas, creating a common language of leadership to develop all our people and enable them to fulfill their capabilities", said Al-Kaabi.
"As a result we can show our leaders that positive changes in performance is achieved efficiently and quickly through a collaborative approach." he commented.
"We are thrilled to have partnered with RasGas in hosting this inspirational leadership event. RasGas Executive Leadership Team's sponsorship of this wonderful event sends a strong signal about how seriously RasGas takes leadership development," said Sarah Schwab, General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Thunderbird.
The Learning and Development Department, under the guidance of the RasGas Executive Leadership Team and with the support of the Employee Development and Welfare Group, selected Thunderbird School of Global Management to deliver the training to leverage the full potential of RasGas people and promote a culture of excellence in performance.
With the training completed, RasGas leaders are now armed with global management leadership skills and empowered to engage employees, while aligning their work practices to RasGas corporate vision of being a world-class energy supplier striving for excellence. RasGas leaders will set new standards of leadership excellence, developing the skills and abilities of RasGas employees to meet current and future business challenges and meeting the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030 while enjoying a challenging and rewarding career.
RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) is a Qatari joint stock company established in 2001 by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil RasGas Inc. RasGas acts as the operating company for and on behalf of the owners of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects RL, RL (II) and RL3 (Project Owners). With operations facilities based in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, RasGas' principal activities are to extract, process, liquefy, store and export LNG and its derivatives from Qatar's North Field. RasGas, on behalf of the Project Owners, exports to countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas with a total LNG production capacity of approximately 37 million tonnes per annum.
For pipeline sales gas to the domestic market, RasGas also operates the Al Khaleej Gas Projects, AKG-1 and AKG-2 supplying approximately 2.0 billion standard cubic feet (Bscf) per day. RasGas is currently adding production capacity by building the Barzan Gas Project which when fully operational in 2015, is expected to supply approximately 1.4 Bscf of additional sales gas per day to the Qatari market to meet growing demand for energy at power stations and downstream industries.
RasGas currently operates the Ras Laffan Helium Plant which was established in 2003 and came on stream in 2005. The plant extracts, purifies and liquefies helium from the North Field. The second helium plant entered production in June 2013 bringing the total liquid helium production capacity to 1.96 Bscf per year. www.rasgas.com
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