Sasol and Shell collaborate with Qatar’s SMEs
In two recent events, Qatar Shell and Sasol welcomed small and medium enterprises (SMEs) into their supply chain business opportunities for local companies.
Qatar Shell organised a workshop along with Qatar Development Bank (QDB) in which there were more than 100 participants from various sectors.
Talking at the signing ceremony, Wael Sawan, managing director and chairman, Qatar Shell said, “A healthy private sector, which begins with SMEs and entrepreneurs, is beneficial to large organisations; and we hope that Qatar Shell will become the lead example that has succeeded in delivering and then operating world-scale projects with local suppliers.”
Talking to The Edge about the Shell initiative, Saleh Al Khulaifi, Bedaya Center Manager said, “It is good that Shell is heavily approaching SMEs through the QDB so that these companies learn how to be part of Shell’s value chain.” Bedaya Center is a non-governmental organisation with a mission to connect people in the 18-30 age group with enterprise and financing opportunities.
On the Sasol and Bedaya Center tie-up to help SMEs, Khulaifi was of the opinion that Sasol was helping Bedaya and the entrepreneurs with acquiring technical expertise in the oil and gas fields and in the chemical manufacturing fields. Sasol has selected two entrepreneurs to whom they would impart the best practices in the chemical and manufacturing field, added Khulaifi.