ADNOC to name woman CEO for one of it group firmsby Arabian Oil & Gas Staff on Aug 30, 2016
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will reportedly employ a woman 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, The National newspaper reports.
"ADNOC will seek to appoint one female chief executive across its group of operating companies," said the state oil and gas giant’s chief executive Sultan Al Jaber to mark Emirati Women’s Day on August 28.
ADNOC is committed to staffing 15% of its senior management roles with women by 2020, said Al Jaber.
Women currently make up just 6% 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.