Saudi Aramco participates in women’s excellence and development symposium in Bahrain

LEWAS aims to empower, engage and develop female professionals working in the energy sector. (SPA)
Updated 25 October 2018
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Saudi Aramco participates in women’s excellence and development symposium in Bahrain

  • LEWAS aims to empower, engage and develop female professionals working in the energy sector
  • It is one of the growing gender diversity initiatives in the GCC energy industry

BAHRAIN: Saudi Aramco has been participating at the Leadership Excellence for Women Awards and Symposium” (LEWAS), held in Bahrain from Oct. 23-25, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday
LEWAS aims to empower, engage and develop female professionals working in the energy sector, through focused workshops, leadership seminars and networking symposia, alongside awards that celebrate and recognize professional excellence.
It is one of the growing gender diversity initiatives in the GCC energy industry and this year’s Symposium was held concurrently with the Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) Conference and Exhibition event at the same venue.
Saudi Aramco Vice President of Downstream, Abdulaziz Judaimi, mentioned in his keynote speech the professional development of Aramco’s women employees.
He noted the best practices in recruiting, developing and advancing women in Downstream.
Welcoming delegates, he identified three key corporate drivers which deliver healthy numbers of women professionals in a company; a strong belief in the role of women, strategic recruitment and effective professional support.
“I am pleased to say that Saudi Aramco has been investing in tailored outreach programs for some considerable time. These programs are helping women to compete before they even enter the workplace and specifically in our industry.”
The company also continues to champion the professional development of its women employees through the implementation of company functions such as the Diversity Division, which works on providing programs to help leaders develop their inclusive leadership capabilities, and to develop professional careers for women.
The company is also home to a number of women in senior positions including Diversity and Inclusion Leader, Reem Al-Ghanim, who has been chairing LEWAS since 2017, and all of whom attended the event in Bahrain.


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledges commitment to Saudi-Indian relations

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledges commitment to Saudi-Indian relations

  • The crown prince will hold talks with Modi that are expected to be wide-ranging
  • The prime minister will also host a lunch for the visiting dignitaries, while in the evening President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet in honor of the Saudi crown prince

DUBAI: India and Saudi Arabia’s relationship will be maintained for thousands of years, the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said at an official welcoming in New Delhi on Wednesday.

“We want to be sure India and Saudi Arabia’s relationship is maintained for thousands of years,” the crown prince said, flanked by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.

“I believe there’s a lot of Saudi work in India,” he added.

The crown prince was greeted by the PM and president after arriving to the presidential palace in a limousine.

The crown prince will hold talks with Modi that are expected to be wide-ranging.

The prime minister will also host a lunch for the visiting dignitaries, while in the evening President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet in honor of the Saudi crown prince, who is accompanied by a high-level delegation that includes ministers, senior officials and leading Saudi businessmen.

The official welcoming comes on the first official day of the Saudi royal’s visit to India, in the second leg of his Asia tour which began in Pakistan earlier this week.