The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) Awards have announced the 11 winners of its 2015 edition, among them Hosnia Hashim, who works in the oil and gas sector in Kuwait. Winner of the "Oil & Gas Woman of the Year" Award, Hosnia Hashim, Vice President of Operations at the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. (KUFPEC), said to KUNA: "It is an honor to receive this prestigious award, and I believe that such recognition reinforces the message to all women that there is room for them to achieve success in the oil and gas industry."
She added: "The support of my colleagues in the oil and gas community played a valuable role in my career growth, and I now want to pass this on to aspiring women professionals. Female role models are very important, and the "Oil and Gas Woman of the Year" Award demonstrates to the younger generation of women the many exciting opportunities that await them in the energy sector."
She praised highly the support Kuwaiti women receive from the government in all sectors including the oil and gas sector.
ADIPEC is the global meeting point for oil and gas professionals. Standing as one of the world's top three energy events, and the largest in the Middle East and North Africa, ADIPEC is a knowledge-sharing platform that enables industry experts to exchange ideas and information that shape the future of the energy sector.
ADIPEC 2015 takes place from 9-12 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), hosting more than 2,000 exhibitors, 85,000 attendees, and 7,000 delegates.