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Learned in the Trenches

Insights into Leadership and Resilience Compiled by Two Women Leaders in Energy

Benefits

  • Offers numerous examples of how women tactically and strategically overcame the challenges of a male-dominated management

  • Provides a rare insight into the Energy sector, with interviews to hard-to reach leaders in the Middle East Oil and Gas

  • Triggers a self-reflection on how to succeed in consulting in multicultural environments

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 1-14
  3. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 15-32
  4. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 33-48
  5. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 49-62
  6. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 63-77
  7. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 79-90
  8. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 91-100
  9. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 101-113
  10. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 115-129
  11. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 131-142
  12. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 143-155
  13. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 157-170
  14. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 171-186
  15. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 187-197
  16. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 199-213
  17. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 215-229
  18. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 231-244
  19. Maria Angela Capello, Hosnia S. Hashim
    Pages 245-259
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 261-267

About this book

Introduction

This book shares the learnings and perspectives of two pioneer women who waded the many challenges posed by multiculturalism and gender in one of the corporate environments more rigid and traditional in the business world: the energy sector in the Middle East.
 
How they managed to create a growth space for themselves and their teams is a story of professional and personal tenacity, shaping a privileged perspective that enabled them to understand the root causes of barriers, as well as envision plausible solutions. 

They propose in the book not only their vision, but a remarkable collection of unfiltered interviews to influential leaders in the energy sector, to complete a vision of what is key to achieve success when leading or consulting in a corporate environment. The book offers a compilation of very personal approaches to professionalism, resilience, work, and ultimately, success, from within and outside the ranks of highly regarded corporations in the energy sector. The ultimate aim is that of triggering a self-reflection in the readers, grounded on the learnings and perspectives of those who made it to the highest roles of one of the less understood business environments.

Keywords

Leading women in the Middle East Oil and gas consulting Business Leadership Consulting skills Hydrocarbon Perspectives

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Kuwait Oil CompanyAhmadiKuwait
  2. 2.PIC—Petrochemical Industries CompanyAhmadiKuwait

About the authors

Maria Angela Capello is an experienced consultant for the Oil and Gas industry, expert in field development and monitoring strategies, instrumental in launching innovative implementations in Latin America, USA and the Middle East. She currently works as an executive advisor in Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), for the Greater Burgan Asset, in the planning and strategic initiatives of the Directorate. She formerly worked for Halliburton and PDVSA.

A Physicist from the Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela), with a MS in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines (USA), Maria volunteers extensively for professional societies, and was Vice-President of SEG in 2005. She has received the SEG “Honorary Lifetime Membership”, and the SPE “Distinguished Member” and “Regional Service” awards, due to her exceptionally meritorious service and notable career in the oil industry. 

Hosnia Hashim is an executive of the Kuwait oil sector, with a stellar career that has taken her to reach highest role so far assumed by a woman in the upstream sector of Kuwait.

Ms. Hosnia is the Vice President of Operations KUFPEC (Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company), accountable for the international operations of the State of Kuwait, in 15 countries spanning three continents. Before, Ms. Hosnia had been Deputy CEO of the North Kuwait asset of Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), in charge of 1,200 employees to produce 700,000 barrels of oil per day.

She sits in the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Among many awards, she has recently been selected as “Oil and Gas Woman of the Year” by ADIPEC, one of the most important organizations in the oil sector, for her successful achievements of worldwide resonance.

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