Week in Review

Week in Review: LIFE makes a debut, COVID-19 continues, and more

From digital debuts to digital honors, fighting COVID-19, and talking tech, another busy week.

Week in Review: LIFE makes a debut, COVID-19 continues, and more

Digital inaugurations and recognitions, a warning to maintain vigilance, and technology were all big news in the week that was.



Say hello to LIFE

Aramco LIFE not only reported the news this week; it was the news.


Available to Aramco employees and their dependents for the first time, the new venue for company news and features rolled out with a bang, with president and CEO Amin Nasser officially launching the tool with other members of corporate management in attendance.


Future Investment Initiative

The CEO also took center stage during a panel at last week’s Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, speaking about the remarkable advancements in technology that have brought real benefits to the company.

“If we look at the technology in Aramco, we’ve benefited in terms of discovery, we’ve benefited in recovery, we’ve benefited in cost optimization, efficiency, and reliability of course, and also in reduction of carbon emissions,” said Nasser.


Stay safe; stay vigilant

COVID-19 continues to cast a broad shadow across the world, and Aramcons were urged to again beware of becoming lax in their safety protocols.


Washing hands; wearing masks, maintaining physical distancing all were re-emphasized as the Kingdom saw an uptick in reports of the disease.


Driven to innovate

Amer A. Amer, chief technologist in Transport Technologies Research and Development, recently was resigned as a global leader in engine and fuel research and innovation by the Society of Automatic Engineers.


Amer, who joined Aramco in 2007, was pivotal in developing and implementing a roadmap for the company to establish itself as a worldwide leader in transport sustainability.


A GROW-ing force in the job market

Saudi female workforce participation has increased from 17% to 30% over the past four years but still remain the largest global reservoir of untapped potential, said the Honorable Hind Al-Zahid, Deputy Minister for Women’s Empowerment at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.


Al-Zahid and other key advocates in the empowerment of women in the workplace shared their views and strategies at the second virtual gathering of the Gulf Region Organization for Women (GROW). 



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