ExxonMobil Appoints National Development Manager
May 5, 2010 — Doha, Qatar: ExxonMobil Qatar Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Abdul Latif Al-Naemi as its new National Development Manager. This appointment supports ExxonMobil’s goals of enhancing the representation of Qatari Nationals in the company while also sustaining the company’s long term Qatarization plans.
As National Development Manager, Mr Al-Naemi is responsible for the career development of Qatari nationals hired at ExxonMobil. This involves fulfilling their training needs, overseeing their progress and growth in the company, as well as career planning and skills development. In his role, Mr Al-Naemi will also engage with qualified Qatari university students who are interested in internships, sponsorships and also with qualified Qatari graduates interested in employment opportunities with the company in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Accounting/Finance, Business, Human Resources, Government & Public Affairs and Law.
“Our decision to appoint a National Development Manager at ExxonMobil was motivated by our serious commitment in implementing the Qatar National Vision 2030 in all our areas of business in the State of Qatar,” said Alex Dodds, President & General Manager ExxonMobil Qatar Inc. In addition, Mr Dodds, said “I believe ExxonMobil is an excellent place to build and develop your career as the company provides unparalleled opportunities to all its employees through training, career development and international experience. It will be Mr Al-Naemi’s responsibility to ensure recruitment of motivated, talented and ambitious graduates and to provide them with all the resources they need to develop their careers within ExxonMobil. In addition, ExxonMobil has established an on-the-job training program for Qatari professionals working at both Qatar Petroleum (QP) and our Joint Ventures at key ExxonMobil locations outside the State of Qatar which we will continue facilitating thanks to positive feedback from the employees involved.”
Mr Al-Naemi is part of EMQI’s Management Leadership Team and reports directly to Alex Dodds, President & General Manager. He also chairs the ExxonMobil University Liaison Committee (ULC) dedicated to attracting high caliber graduates to a career with ExxonMobil by increasing the company’s visibility and awareness with Qatari students, university faculty and staff.
Mr Al-Naemi holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami, in Florida and has more that 20 years of experience in engineering and human resources while working for various government agencies in the State of Qatar. He has also followed a multitude of technical and managerial courses and is a member of the Project Management Institute.
Mr Al-Naemi stated “I have been very warmly welcomed by my colleagues at ExxonMobil and am impressed with how the company brings together such a diverse and talented workforce. The State of Qatar has been blessed with natural resources, and I believe the oil and gas sector is a key sector for the continued economic development and success of this country. As such, it is with great pride as a Qatari citizen that I wanted to join the booming oil and gas sector and directly contribute to developing Qatar’s resources, which to me also includes students — the leaders of the future. Ultimately I want to inspire Qatari students to maintain hard work in their curriculum and join this sector to contribute to Qatar’s development in the global arena.”
As part of its commitment to corporate citizenship and its continued support of Qatarization, ExxonMobil is working with QP to achieve the 50% target as guided by the State of Qatar for the oil and gas sector. ExxonMobil recruits graduates from colleges and universities in Qatar, while an international team working closely with ExxonMobil identifies and hires Qatari nationals from universities around the world. ExxonMobil also provides internships and sponsorships to university students. The internship program is an effective method of hiring, training and developing Qatari nationals for key engineering and managerial roles within ExxonMobil.
ExxonMobil is the world’s largest publicly traded integrated petroleum and natural gas company. We operate facilities and market products around the world, and explore for oil and natural gas on six continents. We lead the industry in almost every aspect of the energy and petrochemical business. ExxonMobil Qatar Inc. (EMQI) is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation and is the interface point within Qatar for all ExxonMobil affiliated activities.