Doha, Qatar - Qatar Shell has added a new accolade to its list of honours, receiving the ‘Best Qatarization Progress Crystal Award’ in recognition of its valued contribution to Qatarization in the energy sector. The award was presented by His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President and Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Petroleum (QP), at the 11th Annual Qatarization Awards, which recognised companies that demonstrated excellence in Qatarization during 2018.

The awards followed the energy sector’s ‘19th Annual Qatarization Review Meeting’, which brought together senior executives and representatives from the 35 companies participating in the Energy Sector’s Strategic Qatarization Plan, as well as senior executives from Qatar’s education community.

For the second consecutive year, Qatar Shell was shortlisted for multiple award categories, which included ‘Support and Liaison with the Education Sector’, ‘Supporting Qatarization’, ‘Support for Training and Development’, and ‘Best Qatarization Progress’.

Qatar Shell Managing Director and Chairman, Andrew Faulkner, said: “We are proud to be recognised for our achievements in Qatarization and for our efforts to become an employer of choice for Qataris. We remain committed to recruiting, developing, and supporting Qatari employees through our competitive employment packages, robust learning opportunities and career development paths. The contribution of our Qatari employees is key to the future success of Qatar Shell and to achieving the human development pillar of the National Vision 2030.”

The award brings the total number of accolades secured by Qatar Shell since the launch of the energy sector’s ‘Annual Qatarization Awards’ in 2008 to seven. These include five crystal awards and two recognition certificates.