ENGIE STOMO, an affiliate of global energy leader ENGIE (Formerly GDF SUEZ) recently announced the movements of more Omani nationals to take up key senior positions within the operations of the company. Zayid Al Abri and Hussam Al Mughizwi, engineers who have been pursuing their careers with ENGIE STOMO, now join a team that manages critical process of the operations and maintenance of the power plants operated by ENGIE STOMO, which contribute close to 50% of Oman’s demand for power and water.
“ENGIE STOMO is taking pioneering steps this year to enhance its Maintenance skills across the fleet skills aligned to its nationalisation commitments. Localization is one of the key challenges for the industry as there are limited local skills available and many companies are searching for similar talent and skills. This year,ENGIE STOMO has specifically focused on internal development of its local maintenance skills which include contracting with local training institutes in Muscat and Sohar to deliver new Craft/Technician and Engineering skills development. ENGIE STOMO is particularly very proud of selecting two outstanding Omani Engineers to step into our first trainee Maintenance Manager roles. As the largest provider of operation and maintenance services of Power Plants in the Sultanate of Oman, having Omani nationals at senior positions of our operations is indeed a great achievement not just for the company, but for the industry”, said Mike Maudsley, CEO, ENGIE STOMO.
“As an affiliate of ENGIE, we have a responsibility to build local capacity, and these movements, and their evident promotions to key leadership positions is a demonstration of our intent, and commitment towards Omanisation. ENGIE STOMO truly believes in developing Omani human capital and the recent promotions can only inspire more young and talented Omani nationals to join their ranks”, he added.
“Being one of the few Omani nationals in the role of a Site Manager gives me great joy and pride. Working with ENGIE STOMO has been rewarding in many ways. One gets the opportunity to work in dynamic and challenging sector, while making meaningful contributions to the society in both economic and social terms, by delivering the essential utilities of power and water”, said Hussam.
Hussam Joined ENGIE STOMO on 1July 2010 as a trainee, and quickly moved into being an integral part of the Sohar #1 team on 16 October 2010. An Electrical Engineering graduate from the Higher College of Technology, prior to joining ENGIE STOMO, Hussam had trained at Oman Electricity & Transmission Company, where he gained valuable experience having worked across multiple functions including the Transmission Department, Load Dispatch Center, and the Strategic Planning and Projects Department.
Earlier, ENGIE STOMO had announced the movement of another Omani national, Zayid Al Abri, into the Maintenance department. An engineering graduate from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Zayid started his career with STOMO in July 2010, when he joined as Electrical Engineer. Through hard work, perseverance and passion for the industry, Zayid was quickly identified and promoted as Trainee Maintenance Manager of Manah Power Plant, outlining a clear development path towards a critical senior role.
“Hussam and Zayid represent the immense potential that Oman holds in a generation of highly focused intelligent individuals with strong technical abilities to develop into managerial roles in the future. They have excellent potential to grow into future leadership roles with ENGIE STOMO and we are very proud of creating these opportunities for them, and supporting them all the way to reach their full potential.ENGIE STOMO’s model of identifying dynamic, pioneering top talent in the company, and developing technical strength from withinto power the future of the company serves as a benchmark for the industry to follow. This approach of harnessing talent from within provides the opportunity to grow the country strong and will ultimately create a quality and sustainable future. All this effort takes time and commitment and should be focused on quality learning and development rather than speed. We hope that Hussam and Zayid will inspire other young Omanis in the country”, Mike added.
ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology.
ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).