Saudi Arabian Local Section Young Professional Committee Team kicks off 2017 with a Social Mixer
Saudi Arabian Local Section Young Professional Committee (SAS-YPC) team has organized a social mixer that brought together officers for the year of 2017. Officers has gathered in a contemporary ambiance at the Nai Café, Khobar city.
Mohammad Alyanbaawi, Chair, for 2017, welcomed recently-recruited officers with a brief presentation of previous year’s achievements as well as prospects for growth in the upcoming year. The team has recruited 10 new officers earlier this year in addition to 14 members from past year, in order to foster growth in activities. The number of officers has grown 3 times over the past two years to a tally of 24. Mohammed stressed that this remarkable growth is an indication of success.
Mohammed also shared with the attendees’ recent sponsorships that was able to secure from prominent organizations including SADARA, YASREF, AspenTech, and LUBEREF. “This remarkable growth of sponsorships from just one sole sponsor in 2016 is a vote of confidence in the team”, Mohammad stated. Nevertheless, he stressed that “this brings more challenges and increased responsibility to deliver on our promises for supporting the needs of the rising young professional workforce in the kingdom”.
Tamim Al-Jasir, Vice Chair, has shared the roles and responsibilities expected from each officer, along with planned portfolios of programs for the year of 2017. Team members then exchanged ideas and suggestions with the subcommittee chairs in an open dialogue. The discussion highlighted the need for perseverance, commitment, and efficient communication among all officers to ensure success. Hamza Al-Hamadah, Chair of Communication Subcommittee, emphasized to members the importance of maintaining flexibility, capitalizing on growth of personal skills, networking with professionals to make the most out of their endeavours with SAS-YPC team.
Established in 2015, SAS-YPC team has grown significantly over the past two years engaging over 1,500 Saudi young professionals. This year, SAS-YPC team plans to deliver a series of technical and leadership seminars as well as plant visits in partnership with five corporate sponsors. In addition, it is working with the organizing committee of the upcoming MEPEC 2017 to be held in Bahrain later this year, which will feature a rich program tailored for young professionals.