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LEWAS 2020 announced the winners and runner's up for this year’s awards on 28 October during the LEWAS Virtual Awards and Symposium ceremony

LEWAS 2020 ORA awardThe 2020 Leadership Excellence for Women Awards and Symposium (LEWAS) started with the welcome Address by His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain. (Image source: LEWAS 2020)

Academic Achievement for University Student Award Category

Winner: Ibtisam Mohammed, University of Bahrain

Runner-up: Aimen Nasir, University of Bahrain

Academic Achievement for University Professor/Researcher Award Category

Winner: Prof. Suzana Nunes, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Expertise: Chemical and Environmental Science and Engineering, Polymer and Membrane Science


• Prof. Basma EL Zein, Lebanon University of Business and Technology

Expertise: Nanotechnology, Solar energy 

• Dr. Shazia Hasan, India Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Dubai Campus

Expertise: Signal Processing Application to Power System

Woman of Achievement Award Category

Winner: Dr. Salwa Sheikh, Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Services Division, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare 


• Jennifer Hartsock, CIO, Baker Hughes


Rising Star Award Category

Winner: Fatema Husain, Senior Process Engineer, BAPCO


• Fatimah Alkayadi, Petroleum Engineer, Saudi Aramco 

• Fatemah Abudeeb, Petroleum and Reservoir Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Leading with Excellence Award Category 

Winner: Elspeth Crawford, Petroleum Engineer, Saudi Aramco


• Seba AlMaghlouth, Petroleum Engineer, Saudi Aramco; Society of Petroleum Engineers - KSA Chapter

• Manal Al-Asousi, Senior Engineer Costing & Planning, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) 

Corporate Champion (Male Champion) Award Category

Winner: Laurent Tainturier, Senior Vice President, BASF


• Ahmed Al-Essa, Sales & Commercial Leader - Middle East, North Africa, Turkey & India, Baker Hughes 

Corporate Excellence Award Category

Winner: Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare


• DP World