Wednesday, 7-Feb at 15:00-15:50

Closing Forum: Is A Talent Gap Hurting the Project Industry?
Many observers of project related sectors are concerned by a perceived ‘hollowing out’ of experienced project subject matter practitioners. Just how challenging is it for EPCs, project owners and associated service providers to find the level of talent and experience they prefer, whether for their own teams or with their subcontractors? Is this a self-inflicted industry wound, the result of indiscriminate downsizing during the downturn? And is it difficult to attract new entrants? Our forum will discuss these issues.

Panelist: Randa Hakim
Regional Fulfillment & Logistics Leader, GE Gas Power Systems

Randa Hakim is a dynamic and highly accomplished programs management expert with 17+ years experience driving successful projects in the GCC. Throughout her career, she has assessed, monitored, recovered and delivered complex projects in construction, power and oil & gas for some of the most renowned organizations such as General Electric, Schlumberger & ADFEC. Hakim’s strong program management expertise coupled with her engineering background have helped her to develop and lead highly productive cross-functional teams towards outstanding measurable results. She holds an MSc in Construction Management and a BSc in Construction Engineering, is an MRICS Chartered Project Management Surveyor and Program Management Professional Certified.

About GE Gas Power Systems

GE Power connects people and ideas everywhere to create advanced technologies for powering a cleaner, more productive world. With more than 100,000 employees in some 100 countries, GE’s diverse portfolio of product and service solutions and deep industry expertise helps our customers solve their challenges locally. GE Power serves the energy sector, offering integrated solutions to serve energy- and water-intensive industries such as mining, metals, marine, petrochemical, food and beverage, and unconventional fuels.