Symposium Highlights

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

Resilience Reimagined: Leading People through Change

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 looked to grow and nurture other women in STEM roles in energy. The event took place from the 27 - 29 October 2020.


His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

H.E. Princess Noura bint Turki Al-Saud

Founding Partner, AEON Strategy

Abdullah S Jum’ah Aldawsari

Chairman, The Saudi Investment Bank

Andrew Davies

Business Development & Optimization Director , SATORP

Bruno Tombolesi

General Manager – EMEA & India, ART Hydroprocessing

Deanna Jones

Chief Human Resources Officer, Baker Hughes

Helen Hill

MEA & India Regional Strategy Manager, Johnson Matthey

Pierre Bismuth

International Expert in Human Resources

Sara Akbar

Chairperson & CEO , Oilserv

Tayba Al Hashemi


Dr. Sammy J Showail

Corporate Strategist, Saudi Aramco

Shanta Eaden

Chief Operating Officer , ALLY Energy

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media

Ezz Almannai

Director, Planning and Development, Ministry of Oil

Maryam Al-Musallam

HR&CD - Team Leader, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)

Zakia Bahjou

Middle East Digital Marketplace Center Leader, Dow Chemical Co

Alex Malouf

Corporate Communications Director MEA, Schneider Electric

Allyson Anderson Book

Vice President of Energy Transition, Baker Hughes

Amina Al-Hawaj

Head Innovation Centre, Bahrain Petroleum Company

Dr. Basma El Zein

Founder and Director General of Governance and Sustainability Center, University of Business and Technology

Basema Almahroos

Director - Portfolio Management, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)

Cyntressa Dickey

EY Global and Americas People Advisory Services - Energy & Resources, Ernst & Young (EY)

Dianah AbdulJabar

Head of Career Development, Saudi Aramco

Eboni Adams Monk

Global Marketing Director, ART Hydroprocessing

Ezz Almannai

Director, Planning and Development, Ministry of Oil

Farehana Hanapiah

Vice President of Group Human Resource Management, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

Hadyah Mohammed Fathalla

Board Member, nogaholding

Dr. Hayat Abdulla Yusuf

Assistant Professor and PCAP Program Coordinator, University of Bahrain

Hissa Al Hajeri

SVP Talent Acquisition , ADNOC

Hawazen Nassief

Environmental, Social, and Governance Director, National Energy Services Reunited Corp.

Gisele Widdershoven

Managing Director - Accenture Security; Gallia Security lead- Resources (Chemicals, Natural Resources, Energy & Utilities) - Gallia Inclusion & Diversity Security Lead, Accenture Security

Katie Mehnert

CEO, Pink Petro

Khawla Alhaidari

Owner/Founder - Leadership Coach , Essence Mastery

Dr. Julia Maria Sperling

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Marwa Al-Khuzaim

Managing Director, Aramco Singapore

Nancy Speidel

Executive Director, iSAW Professional Women's Organization

Norm Gilsdorf

President, Honeywell High Growth Regions Middle East, Russia, Turkey, Central Asia and Customs Union, Honeywell

Olivier Thorel

VP- Chemicals, Saudi Aramco

Dr. Pinar Yilmaz

Advisor, External Projects Upstream- Retired, Exxonmobil

H.E. Shaikha Dina bint Rashid Al Khalifa

Assistant Secretary-General, Supreme Council for Women

Salma AlRashid

Sherpa, Women 20

Dr. Rania N Ghamdi

Director of Talent Services, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Reem Al Ghanim

Head of HR, SATORP

Reem Aseeri

Student, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

Udo Huenger

Vice President - Middle East & Egypt, BASF

Ulrike von Lonski

Chief Operating Officer, World Petroleum Council (WPC)

Vicki Hollub

CEO, Occidental Petroleum

Viola Edward

Personal & Corporate Advisor, CEO & Co-owner, GRIT Academy & Kayana Consulting

Vidir Ragnarsson

Group Head of People Analytics, Reykjavik Energy

Wafa Bader Alothman

Team Leader - Strategic Planning, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)

Zainab Alali

Reservoir Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Aram Alyahya

Business Systems Analyst, Saudi Aramco

Fatema Husain

Senior Process Engineer - Technical Services Department, BAPCO

Harbeyah Saleh Ashwan Al-Enezi

Process Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Dr. Jennifer Shepard

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Saudi Aramco

Kawthar Aljufairi

Transportation Consultant, Mott Macdonald Ltd

Roddy Herbert

Koru International Ltd

Dr. Sara Livazovic

Senior Research Specialist, Dow Chemical Co

Zakia Bahjou

Middle East Digital Marketplace Center Leader, Dow Chemical Co


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