ADNOC hosts event to motivate young employees for leadership roles

ADNOC hosts event to motivate young employees for leadership roles
At the event, Dr Sultan Al Jaber discussed ADNOC's strategy for the future and the role of its talented Emirati employees in ensuring the company thrives and leads in the changing energy landscape.
Published: 11 September 2017 - 3:32 a.m.
By: Indrajit Sen

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has affirmed its commitment to nurture young talent within the organisation and prepare them for assuming leadership roles in the future, as part of its Vision 2030 goals.

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC group CEO, met with over 450 young, high-performing, ADNOC employees at its first ‘ADNOC Future Leaders Forum’ yesterday.

At the event, Al Jaber discussed ADNOC’s strategy for the future and the role of its talented Emirati employees in ensuring the company thrives and leads in the changing energy landscape.

“As we continue to evolve into a high performing organisation, we must develop talent with the right leadership skills, to take the organisation forward,” Al Jaber told the audience. “That includes providing our brightest and best Emiratis with the knowledge, experience and capabilities necessary to fulfil their ambitions and to be successful at the highest levels of the organisation.”

“I am appreciative of the contribution our young Emiratis are making for the success of ADNOC. Our focus, in line with the leadership’s wise directives, remains on developing Emirati talent who can inspire, motivate and guide others to succeed. By doing so, we will ensure we continue to deliver our strategic objectives, not just today but for many decades to come,” Al Jaber was quoted as saying in a press release.

“Alongside our new approach to partnerships, which will support the delivery of our integrated 2030 growth strategy, we are committed to developing our Emirati talent to ensure we remain ahead of the curve and continue to be recognised as a leader in shaping Emirati talent,” Dr Al Jaber added.

ADNOC’s group CEO said the UAE oil giant is evolving its own leadership style that is passionate, collaborative, progressive, accountable, dynamic, energetic and positive. It is also embedding a dynamic high performance corporate culture which is driving the company forward as it creates greater value from its resources.

The company’s future leaders, Al Jaber said, should be prepared to create a foundation of trust and commitment that can be used to inspire and empower people to respond to future challenges and translate them into opportunities. Transparent and open dialogue between people, he added, are fundamental to creating the ideas that drive growth.

During the forum, Al Jaber provided an update on ADNOC’s rapid transformation into an agile, more commercially-minded and performance-driven company. “With an unwavering focus on our four pillars of People, Performance, Profitability and Efficiency (PPPE), as well as HSE and asset integrity,” he said, “ADNOC is successfully delivering its operational and financial objectives and strengthening its status as a global energy leader.”

As part of its strategy to create a world-class workforce, ADNOC has designed bespoke leadership programmes that address the group’s business needs. In addition, development programmes that will provide greater on-the-job training and mobility opportunities for new talent have been developed. These programmes will be supported by a life-long learning culture, providing a mix of hands-on experience and coaching, in addition to structured training.

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