This year, the judging panel for the Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards received a competitive crop of candidates for each of the 10 award categories. Each candidate was scrutinised until the judging panel was able to decide on a shortlist, and ultimately one winner and one ‘highly commended’ were chosen.
Sarah Baradah has been recognised for her role in supporting women in the oil and gas industry and the improvement of the industry itself. She has developed and ran numerous courses and workshops to bridge gaps found in engineers’ comprehension of contracts. Baradah developed standards that set the foundations of the field, copies of which were sought outside of her own company.
Baradah said: “I am very fortunate to have the support behind me from SATORP’s management, its shareholders, my mentors and my family, and the opportunity in my country to practice my profession successfully in a very competitive industry like oil and gas. I am ecstatic in receiving this award.”
“I think this is a very good platform for visibility, especially because I know there are many women professionals with high achievements in the industry within the region, and so, I am extremely proud to hopefully pave the way for others, going forward. And, I am very humbled to be succeeding last year’s winner of this award from Saudi Aramco – Dr Abeer Al-Olayan.”
Check out the above video to listen to the 2018 ‘Oil & Gas Woman of the Year’ Award winner – Sarah Baradah, head of legal and board secretary, Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Company (SATORP), in Saudi Arabia.
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