CEO of the Year, two other prestigious awards for Oman LNG
December 5, 2018 | 9:13 PM
by ONA
Harib Al Kitani, CEO of Oman LNG, won the CEO of Year Award in the oil and gas category. –ONA

Muscat: Oman LNG won three awards at the Global Awards ceremony, organised recently by Best Arab.

Two awards were in the categories of Best Oil & Gas Company and CEO of the Year. Oman LNG Development Foundation claimed the best CSR Award.

The Global Awards has awarded Harib Al Kitani, CEO of Oman LNG, with the CEO of Year Award in the oil and gas category.

Harib Al Kitani has developed all of the leadership qualities necessary to lead the Omani natural gas evolution.

His work and pedigree in the LNG sector have been a pivotal driving force behind the recent achievements and success obtained by the LNG sector since the inception of this vibrant business in the Sultanate.

The panel considered Al Kitani’s 40-year career in the oil and gas sector with particular focus on the gas sector in various roles within top energy companies including Shell and Qalhat LNG.

Additionally, the panel was captivated by his experience across the LNG value-chain and his ability to adapt and work in the international market place. The international trade in gas is projected by the panel to be a key global objective for many energy firms.

The event was backed by the Arab Best Organisation, an entity that recognises achievements of individuals and corporations across the Arab World. The awards are testament to Oman LNG’s dedication to being a reliable provider of energy to customers worldwide and the company’s ambitious vision and dedication towards CSR through the Oman LNG Development Foundation; spearheaded by a strong and compassionate leader.

Oman LNG’s high degree of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices, thorough standards of review and implementation, the Company has been honoured as the Best Company in Corporate Social Responsibility Award in the Arab region.

Oman LNG has an ambitious vision and dedication towards CSR through the Oman LNG Development Foundation. The Oman LNG Development Foundation addresses four key pillars of sustainable social development; the first pillar being Corporate Social Responsibility delivered through a Community Fund targeting initiatives related to the Sur Community where its world-class, three-train liquefaction plant is located, a National Fund that covers social development programmes across the nation, and a Reserve Fund to provide CSR continuity and sustainability; the second helps Deliver Value for Oman LNG and Shareholders; the third Secures the Future through collaborations and investments; and finally, the fourth a Centre of Excellence enabling others to develop CSR initiatives.

“We are very proud and humbled by receiving these prestigious awards,” said Harib Al Kitani, responding to news of the award from Arab Best.

“We also use this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and appreciations to the Minister of Oil and Gas, Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy and Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Oil and Gas, both of whom have never tired of sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience on how Oman LNG can build and sustain its growth in the global energy space and continue to make significant contributions to our country,” he concluded.

Receiving these awards from reputable associations means Oman LNG, its Foundation and Oman at large, are being accredited and acknowledged internationally. The international recognition of these awards reaches beyond Oman LNG; and touching Oman LNG’s Joint Venture Shareholder Partners, the Government of Oman and other stakeholders.

Sheikh Khalid Al Massan, Chief Executive Officer of Oman LNG Development Foundation commented that, “The recognition extensively reflects our determination and unremitting efforts to contribute to the development of the CSR in Oman for the benefit of our beloved Oman and encourages us to go further and do more in the future. We are contented that we have been touching lives and communities across the nation. We take this opportunity to thank all our stakeholders, above all the people in the communities, shareholders, and staff for their ceaseless support”.

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