Engineer Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum (QP), recently gave recognition to a total of 140 Qatari nationals at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) for completing their academic studies and training programmes under QP’s scholarship programme.

Al Kaabi said:

QP attaches a great deal of importance to developing and attracting Qatari youth, and seeks through its strategic plans for education in prestigious universities, higher institutes, colleges and specialized training centers in Qatar and abroad to empower and employ well qualified and competent Qatari cadre of both genders in various disciplines, particularly in the oil and gas sector. We are extremely proud to have a new group of capable Qatari youth, who with their willing and enthusiastic spirit will play an active role in realising QP’s vision and mission, and will contribute to the development efforts geared towards achieving progress for our beloved country under the wise leadership of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.

Al Kaabi attended the QP Graduates Recognition Ceremony 2014 together with the Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Corporate Managers of QP as well as the families and friends of the graduates.

The QP Graduates Recognition Ceremony 2014, which was held under the patronage of Al Kaabi, honored one master’s degree holder, 99 graduates with bachelor’s degrees, 16 students who had received their diplomas, 11 others who had finished their Clerical Preparation Program (CPP), and 13 students who had successfully completed their Technician Preparation Program (TPP).


The QP-sponsored graduates were enrolled in colleges and universities within Qatar or in various educational institutions abroad, including France, the UK and the USA.

In his welcome speech on this occasion, Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Mannai, Executive Vice President for Human Capital of QP stressed on the significance of this event as it concludes a year full of distinguished events held to celebrate QP’s 40th anniversary. Al Mannai noted that investment in people who are Qatar’s most valuable asset, and providing the best technical and university education, combined with the best professional training programs needed to build the capacity of the new Qatari generations to meet the requirements of growth and prosperity are the best means to achieve this goal.

During the event, the graduates who had distinguished themselves for their excellent performance were given recognition, and all the graduates received a Certificate of Appreciation for their achievements.

QP’s comprehensive scholarship programmes provide young Qatari students with a wide range of specialized training and educational opportunities in various universities, colleges and training centers within Qatar and abroad. QP-sponsored students take up various courses mainly in engineering, information technology (IT) and similar specialties, and they are enrolled in educational institutions within Qatar or abroad.