Under the patronage of Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President and CEO of QatarEnergy HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) has won the prestigious Crystal Award for Qatarization Support in the energy sector – under the companies’ category – at the Annual Qatarization Award 2022 ceremony, held on June 22. The annual Qatarization Award recognises companies that demonstrate excellence in supporting and actualising the goals of Qatarization programme. To emerge as the winner of the award, QAFCO competed with several companies who submitted data about their Qatarization progress during the year 2021.HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi presented the coveted award to QAFCO’s Chief Operating Officer Ahmed Rahimi at the event held at QatarEnergy’s headquarters in Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Attiya district, in the presence of senior executives and representatives of companies participating in the Energy Sector Strategic Qatarization Plan.The Qatarization Crystal Award, which represents another milestone in QAFCO’s overall Qatarization development strategy, recognised the company for its support for the development of qualified Qatari nationals and commitment in incubating quality Qatarization.Commenting on the achievement, Abdulrahman Al Suwaidi, QAFCO’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “This prestigious award is a result of hard work, dedication, and commitment of QAFCO’s team. It is a testimony to the efficiency of our continuous Qatarization efforts”. He added: “We are very proud to be recognised with this special award. It is a proof of our commitment to develop a strong workforce in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, and our focus on sustainable development through creating a comprehensive Qatarization strategy.”As part of its Qatarization efforts, QAFCO develops its national employees through effective and efficient development plans for national graduates, national employees in the organisation and nationals in talent pools. The company gives special focus to monitoring and follow-up on national cadres’ individual development plans and providing counselling and mentoring. QAFCO also supports them with the best learning practices provided for the industry to close any competence gaps and prepare them for future senior roles as part of the company’s succession planning.