Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 10:30-12:00





Najwa Azaimi

Najwa S. Al Azaimi

Saudi Aramco

Manager of Corporate Communications Support Dept. and Public Affairs, Special Projects
Speakers – panel 6

Carmen Rando Bejar


Chief People Officer
Speakers – panel 6

Khaled W. Al-Deyain

Ministry of Oil Kuwait

Ass. Undersecretary of Technical Affairs
Hissa Al Hajeri

Hissa Al Hajeri


Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Brenda Clark

Brenda Clark

Baker Hughes

Vice President Transformation & Enterprise Employee Communications
Tracy Josefovsky

Tracy Josefovsky

Halliburton Energy Services

Vice President, Human Resources

In a world that is changing fast, companies need to remain competitive, future-ready, stay ahead of new challenges, and make use of the emerging opportunities for growth. Companies have to be agile and focused to attract, develop, and retain talented workforce as key differentiating factors to succeed in an increasingly competitive landscape. In addition, successful strategies, planning, and execution of new and emerging themes in our industry such as digital transformation, sustainability, renewables, and others; require attracting, developing, and retaining the right talent and leaders. Studies estimate that 85% of future jobs and roles are going to be substantially different from the ones existing today.

This has created additional challenges for the industry. Today’s employees want more; they want to develop and utilise their full potential, allowing them to grow and demonstrate their skills and abilities. However, we all face the challenge of a growing digital skills gap, along with attracting and building a digital-ready workforce and 4.0 talent in an ever-evolving business environment. Transforming the businesses of tomorrow would not be successful without an innovative mindset in talent engagement, decision-making, and digitalisation to create a compelling value proposition.

The panel will discuss the required skillsets and abilities that will help new talent navigate through our industry’s current realities, and effectively contribute towards tomorrow’s energy demand. The panel discussion will also extend to how we can bridge the gap related to talent development, in light of the newly competitive landscape we are experiencing in our industry today and will face in the future. In addition, the panel will shed light on how the industry and academia can collaborate to bridge such gaps through training and development of current and future employees.