As a Business Administration undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Hassan Al-Mulla had aspired to have a career at Qatar Shell. Upon graduation, and after a brief role in the telecommunications industry, he realised that the oil and gas industry, and in particular Qatar Shell, offered the career opportunities that he was looking for.
“Qatar Shell enjoyed a distinguished reputation at Carnegie Mellon and was highly recommended by faculty members as an employer that offers unique development opportunities for graduates.” says Al-Mulla.
Al-Mulla joined Qatar Shell’s Finance Graduate Programme - developed specifically to ensure integrated learning through role rotation - in May 2014.
Hassan started as a Planning & Appraisal analyst for the Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre (QSRTC) in the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP).
A year later, he moved to the Production Sharing Agreement Accounting (PSA) team. As an analyst, he delivered the Finance induction to all new employees joining Qatar Shell, led the interaction with Qatar Petroleum’s audit team, as well as monitored costs.
Hassan has recently become the first Qatari to graduate from the Finance Graduate Programme which began back in 2014.