LEWAS - Leadership Excellence for Women Awards & Symposium

23 November 2021
Held under the patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain
Held under the patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

Advisory and Committee Members

Ebrahim Talib

Former Deputy Chief Executive, BAPCO

June Wispelwey

CEO & Executive Director, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Nadia Bader Al-Hajji

Deputy CEO - Projects & Business Development, Petrochemical Industries Company

Nabil K. Dabal

Human Resources Executive Director, Saudi Aramco

Nancy Speidel

Executive Director, iSAW Professional Women's Organization

Dr. Pinar Yilmaz

Advisor, External Projects Upstream- Retired, Exxonmobil

Ulrike von Lonski

Chief Operating Officer, World Petroleum Council (WPC)

Reem Al Ghanim

Head of HR, SATORP

Ezz Almannai

Director, Planning and Development, National Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA)

Dr. Anissa Sedjerari

Industry and Research Liaison Officer, Innovation & Economic Development Department, KAUST Catalysis Center

Caroline Turetta

Corporate Affairs, Head of Talent Management, Saudi Aramco

Claudia Janse van Rensburg

Account Manager, ART Hydroprocessing

Dr. Jennifer Shepard

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Saudi Aramco

Maha Abdulla Sabt

Director of Women’s Information Center, Supreme Council for Women

Maram Al Sabbagh

Environment Specialist - Health, Safety and Environment Department, BAPCO

Michelle Boyd

Director of Events, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Dr. Nour O. Baqader

Petroleum Scientist, Production Technology Team, EXPEC Advanced Research Center, Saudi Aramco

Dr. Sara Livazovic

Senior Research Specialist, Dow Chemical Co

Silvia Koehler

Head of Human Resources Middle East & Egypt, BASF

1100+ Registered Attendees
440+ Organizations
59 Countries
39 Speakers

lewas 2021 awardS is back!

The platform celebrates WOMEN in ENERGY from the MIDDLE EAST
who have consistently pushed boundaries having shown excellence by producing tangible and path-breaking leadership traits, raising the bar for
gender diversity, and finding new avenues to address inclusion issues.


Ibtisam Mohammad


University of Bahrain

Dr. Suzana Nunes

Professor, Chemical and Environmental Science and Engineering

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Fatema Husain

Senior Process Engineer - Technical Services Department


Dr. Salwa Sheikh

Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Services Division

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Elspeth Crawford

Petroleum Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Laurent Tainturier

Senior Vice President, BASF EUE, Emerging EMEA Africa, Middle East, Russia-CIS & Turkey


Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

the 2020 virtual lewas symposium

The three-day event revolved around the theme "Resilience Reimagined: Leading People through Change" aimed at women, male champions and organizations in the energy sector and beyond who actively look to grow and nurture other women in STEM roles in energy. 


Sponsorship: satish@e3-worldwide.com
Program: rachel@e3-worldwide.com
Partnerships: pamela@e3-worldwide.com
Phone Number: +971 4427 0739