Saudi Aramco sponsored the Saudi Ladies International Golf Tournament last week, which made history as the first professional women’s golf tournament held in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Aramco’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Service Nabeel Jama. (Supplied)
Q: Why did Aramco choose to sponsor the Saudi Ladies International Golf Tournament? What is Aramco’s connection to golf?
Cameramen film Graeme McDowell from Northern Ireland as he celebrates the trophy after he wins the final round of the Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club on Feb. 2, 2020. (AP)
Q: This major athletic event is scheduled just before Saudi Arabia will host the G20 conference on November 21. Despite the coronavirus pandemic posing many obstacles in 2020, the Kingdom is having a momentous year. Can you describe how it feels to be making history and how the country continues to progress despite COVID-19 obstacles?
The logo of Aramco is seen as security personnel stand before the start of a press conference by Aramco at the Plaza Conference Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia November 3, 2019. (Reuters)
Q: Golf tends to be seen as a male-dominated sport. By hosting this event, the Kingdom is drawing attention to the talent of female golf players. How does the field of athletics fit into women’s empowerment?
Golf fans pose for a selfie during the final round of the Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Red Sea resort of King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. (AP)(1)
Q: How has Aramco been a pioneer for women in the workplace and an advocate for female citizens in the Kingdom?
Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) Sarah al-Suhaimi addressing the official ceremony launching the debut of the energy giant's initial public offering (IPO) on the Riyadh's stock market, in the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 11, 2019. (AFP)
Q: What is the future of golf in the Kingdom and how does Aramco fit into the picture?
Emily Kristine Pedersen from Denmark, the winner of the Aramco Saudi Ladies International Golf Tournament, in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. (Courtesy: Aramco)