Abdullah bin Hamad traces history of energy industry
08 Nov 2017 - 8:59
The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) was honoured to welcome H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah to its campus and address a group of visiting students from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne Global Energy Executive MBA program.
Al Attiyah, Chairman of the Board of the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development, discussed the history of Qatar’s energy industry and the leadership, political, and environmental challenges facing sustainable development around the world.
Al Attiyah said, “I am delighted to attend this gathering of energy students, there is a shortage of qualified manpower facing the energy industry worldwide, and The Haskayne School of Business has a notable status for preparing graduates to serve a shifting world”.
Al Attiyah shared many valuable insights from his 40 years in the energy industry with the visiting scholars. “We are grateful to His Excellency for taking time to visit our campus and address these international MBA students,” said Dr Deborah White, Dean and CEO of the University of Calgary in Qatar. “Our focus is on educating Qatar’s healthcare leaders and sustainable development is an integral component in ensuring a healthy community. I am confident that together we can do our part to improve lives here in Qatar and around the world.”
The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development is a non-profit organisation established to preserve and build upon Al Attiyah’s 40 years of service in the energy industry.
His legacy includes important roles in a variety of senior leadership positions with the Government of Qatar and the international community on issues confronting humanity, including climate change and sustainable development.
Based out of Calgary, Alberta — the heart of Canada’s energy sector — the Global Energy Executive MBA program at the Haskayne School of Business is taught by world-class professors and leading industry experts from around the globe. The program aims to transform the international energy industry by preparing the next generation of leaders for its complex and evolving challenges. This unique program combines academic excellence with deep energy industry expertise.
“Qatar has used the energy resources it has been endowed with to build a prosperous country and society,” said Dr Harrie Vredenburg, Professor and Academic Director of the Global Energy Executive MBA program.
“Qatar is an excellent example of a country that has balanced capitalism with meeting the social needs of its people. To have His Excellency here at the University of Calgary and to hear this grand history of Qatar’s energy industry and its place in the world is absolutely fantastic.”
The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) engages individuals, families and communities in activities designed to enhance family capacity to attain and improve health. UCQ’s nursing students and graduates practice in the community, in primary health centres, and in acute care hospitals. The program exemplifies a vision of modern nursing that develops graduates who deliver evidence-based health care and who are strong critical thinkers and change agents whose focus is the entire family.