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Comment: Shaping the future workforce Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).

Comment: Shaping the future workforce

It is the responsibility of the industry leaders to prepare the next generation of oil and gas refining and petrochemical manufacturing industry professionals, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun.

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