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COVID Impacts on Workforce in the Middle East Energy Sector

Date(s) - 08/31/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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A webinar on workforce management challenges and opportunities amid the pandemic.

About this event

COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented changes in the energy sector, not just in slowed revenues and disrupted operations, but also in the way workforce performs and how it is managed.

This is largely the case in the Middle East, where a huge part of the labor force works in the labor-intensive energy sector. With the emergence of social distancing, reduced headcount and remote work as new norms, energy companies relying heavily on on-site work now have to modify workplace systems and processes to cope with the “new normal”.

In this 1-hour webinar, our Oman partner and NAFAS International Founder and Managing Director Dr. Syham Bentouati will share insights on what energy companies in the Middle East are and will be facing during and after COVID.

In particular, she will discuss major challenges and opportunities in managing the workforce in light of the new requirements and norms in pandemic-stricken countries. Dr. Syham will also introduce technological solutions that will help companies and their employees maneuver through the changes brought about by COVID.

We also invited innovators to present workforce management technologies aimed at helping companies maneuver through the pandemic.


About Dr. Syham Bentouati

Dr. Syham is the Managing Director of NAFAS International LLC, a consulting company active in the MENA region covering various fields with special interest in sustainability, innovative technologies, business consultancy and In-Country Value. Prior to founding NAFAS International in 2015, she worked for Rolls-Royce for seven years and nine years at Petroleum Development Oman. She holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from The University of Sheffield.


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