Adnoc to appoint female chief executive

State oil and gas company to hire a woman for a top role at one of its operating companies
Adnoc to appoint female chief executive
Sultan al-Jaber. (ITP Images)
By Staff writer
Mon 29 Aug 2016 11:03 AM

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) will reportedly employ a female chief executive at one of its operating companies.

Companies with vacant roles are offshore oil and gas development firm Zadco, refining arm Takreer and liquefied natural gas-producing unit Adgas, reported The National.

"Adnoc will seek to appoint one female chief executive across its group of operating companies," said the state oil and gas company’s chief executive Sultan Al Jaber to mark Emirati Women’s Day.

Adnoc is committed to staffing 15 percent of its senior management roles with women by 2020, said Al Jaber.

Women currently make up just six percent of chief executive positions in the energy industry, according to a study of US companies by consultancy firm Korn Ferry, This figure stood above all other industry segments other than consumer.

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