Harold Hickling

Ali Abdulla

Country Chair


  • Day 3
  • 1100 - 1200
  • Technical Session 9

Ali Abdulla, Petrofac's UAE Country Chair, holds a BSc in Electronics Engineering. He started his career with American Oil Company in 1987. In 1998 he joined British Petroleum and in 2010 he joined Petrofac as HSSE Director - EPS East and most recently he has been Vice President HSSEIA - E&C division. Ali has been exposed to a wide range of HSSEIA matters, along with Gas and Oil Operations and Maintenance, Engineering, Projects, Integrity, and Marine activities in his last 33 years. Picture attached.

Topic: Improving Organizational culture


  • What it takes to become a high reliability organization.
  • Using aviation industry as an example of a generative organization.
  • Learning on how Petrofac leaders guide elements can steer the organization towards a positive safety culture.
  • How to become a learning organization.
  • The role of competent leadership in ensuring safe reliable operation
  • The role of planning to avoid any safety risks and ensure consistency in delivering desired results.