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06 August 2018

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has promotes Ms.  Haya Jassim to the position of Senior Internal Auditor - Technical from August 1.

This comes in recognition of the important role played by Bahraini women in Bahrain’s development and in response to the directives of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty and Chairperson of the Supreme Council of Women.

It is also part of the policy of GPIC’s Board of Directors to give equal opportunities to men and women at the company and continuing to provide training and professional development opportunities for all.

Company President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery congratulated Ms. Haya and said she had proved her competence and professionalism in work and implemented all responsibilities assigned to her with skill. He stressed the choice was based on full conviction of the professional and leadership capabilities of employees.

He spoke about the Company’s development and its comprehensive management system, saying GPIC had chosen to further develop this system by promoting several employees and encouraged others to take up leadership positions by getting them to attended courses and workshops to develop their skills.

He said the Company would continue to work towards continuous improvement and development of its promotion policy so that those capable are able to reach the highest supervisory and leadership positions. He said the management relies on a well-thought-out methodology to qualify employees with expertise and knowledge of work requirements after training and equipping them with the qualifications that enable them to manage and lead successfully.

He said GPIC had developed an ambitious programme of training and development to make room for young women to rise to leadership positions.

Dr. Jawahery said the Company gives great respect to working Bahraini women and is keen to support the efforts of HRH Princess Sabeeka to empower Bahraini women in the workplace while giving them equal opportunities to raise their morale.

Dr. Jawahery said no real development can be achieved without the participation of women. He cited the effective role played by women and said they had proved their professional competence by carrying out all responsibilities entrusted to them. He said Bahraini women have been involved in the setting up of GPIC and, thanks to their efforts and dedication, they have held leadership positions.

Dr. Jawahery said the Company's interest is not only in making profits but the focus is also on its human elements as a sure guarantee for its success and excellence. He said that the importance of training and rehabilitation of employees can ensure the efficiency of work and the ability to meet the company’s needs in a fast-paced world full of risks and challenges.

Dr. Jawahery stressed on the true value of trained, qualified and experienced staff who had become a prized commodity for companies and institutions around the world. He said the company looks at its employees from an integrated perspective, especially in light of their desire to make efforts in various circumstances and challenges and their continuous desire to develop their personalities.

Dr. Jawahery said the company had achieved a high turnover rate of employment and expressed the hope that it would soon achieve full Bahrainization in various sectors and departments.

Ms. Haya thanked and appreciated Dr. Jawahery for the responsibility that she had been entrusted and said she was keen to maintain the Company's achievements and success while continuing to work to strengthen GPIC's position globally.

She commended the Board of Director, which, she said, is keen on equality among all, pointing out that women had proven their ability to lead and assume various responsibilities.

Ms. Haya joined the Company in 2011 after receiving a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bahrain. She has held many supervisory positions, most recently as a precision equipment engineer. She has attended several advanced courses in various fields within and outside Bahrain and has proven proficiency in complex technical projects she has carried out during her tenure.

She is also part of the Company’s future leadership, which believes in the development of effective strategies and initiatives in science, technology and engineering. She took on important roles during the Company's comprehensive periodic maintenance recently, including leading a team of 20 engineers.

She has taken part in Injaz Bahrain programmes since 2012 and has contributed to training programmes in schools to encourage students to build their skills. She also delivered environmental awareness lectures to school children, as well as contributed to the Toastmasters programme.