LEWAS - Leadership Excellence for Women Awards & Symposium

14 - 16 October 2019   |   Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HE Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HE Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain
LEWAS 2018 PR May Issue

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LEWAS seeks to address the challenges and opportunities for women leaders in the Energy industry. Over the years, LEWAS has gathered women leaders and empowered and motivated women to engage in discussions and panels that address the issue. 

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Reem Al Ghanim

Division Head, Chemicals - HR and Support Services

Saudi Aramco

Ezz Almannai

Director, Planning and Development

National Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA)

Advisory Board and Committee Members

Ebrahim Talib

Deputy Chief Executive


June Wispelwey

CEO & Executive Director

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Nadia Bader Al-Hajji

Deputy CEO (Olefins and Aromatics)

Petrochemical Industries Company

Nabil K. Dabal

Human Resources Executive Director

Saudi Aramco

Dr. Pinar Yilmaz

Advisor, External Projects Upstream


Ulrike von Lonski

Director of Communications

World Petroleum Council (WPC)

Dr. Anissa Sedjerari

Industry and Research Liaison Officer, Innovation & Economic Development Department

KAUST Catalysis Center

Dr. Bedour Al-Sabban

Sr. Scientist


Claudia Janse van Rensburg

Account Manager

ART Hydroprocessing

Fatema Husain

Process Engineer - Technical Services Department


Fatima Sharif Moosa



Haifa Marzooq

Superintendent Operational Excellence Department


Jennifer Shepard

Emerging Women in Leadership Project Lead

Saudi Aramco

Lisa Stephens

Division Communications Lead

Saudi Aramco

Dr. Maher Shariff

Research & Development Sr Scientist

Saudi Aramco

Dr. Miasser Al Ghamdi

Sr. Manager (A), Engineering Science Department Corporate Research and Development at KAUST


Rania Al Jarf

Director of Gender Balance Center

Supreme Council for Women

Sam Thiara


Simon Fraser University

Shaikha Tourah

Senior Controller, Information


About the symposium

The LEWAS Symposium was created when a group of women decided there needed to be a forum in the GCC that provided a place to: celebrate women’s achievements, learn from well-respected women, have an opportunity to network, and improve upon knowledge.

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LEWAS 2018 Highlights Collage

about the awards

LEWA celebrates professionals who demonstrate innovation, leadership and talent, in both academic and business sectors of the industry. There are seven award categories, dedicated to academicians, engineers and technical experts. The awards are judged by industry experts chosen from amongst partners and committee members.

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LEWAS Awards



Saudi Aramco

Official Media Partner

Refining & PetroChemicals Middle East

International Media Partners


Chemical Executive Club

Chemical Search

Digital Refining

Eye of Riyadh

Gulf States News


Mudrock Media


Oil & Gas Directory Middle East

Oil and Gas Technology


Petroleum Technology Quarterly




The Oil & Gas Year


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