Emirati TOTAL International Scholars honoured
WAM Abu Dhabi, June 6th, 2012 (WAM) -- TOTAL United Arab Emirates hosted a reunion to honour all the Emirati scholars at Sofitel hotel in Abu Dhabi.
More than 30 young Emirati TOTAL scholars were recognized for their academic advancements and professional achievements.
TOTAL, established TOTAL's International Scholarship Program in 2003 and it is aligned with its educational projects and initiatives worldwide. The company has been sponsoring Emiratis since the program was launched.
The young Emirati men and women - TOTAL scholars - are today oil industry professionals having career in ADNOC, ADCO, ADMA OPCO, GASCO, ZADCO, Dolphin Energy, Schlumberger and others. Some others are showing their excellence in varied professions: Emirates Nuclear Energy Operations, Mubadala, UAE Embassy in Japan, Ministry of Presidential Affairs and other highly respectable establishments.
In the words of Christophe De Margerie, TOTAL CEO, "Investment in countries goes above and beyond projects. Scholarships for instance are increasingly forming a pillar of our CSR activities." When asked to comment on the event, Jean-Luc Guiziou, TOTAL UAE President said, "TOTAL welcomes young Emirati graduates to benefit from technology and innovation derived from TOTAL's worldwide operations in 130 countries. We want Emiratis to be exposed to this knowledge base and bring it to Abu Dhabi. " Sultan Al-Hajji, TOTAL UAE Vice President (Institutional Development) who is responsible to direct CSR activities elaborated, "TOTAL aligns itself with 2030 vision of Abu Dhabi of transforming Abu Dhabi into an academic and knowledge based sector." WAM/AM