People and diversity

In line with our core values, Genel is proud to employ a diverse and balanced workforce, and is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.

The value we place on equal opportunities and diversity of ideas, skills, knowledge, experience, culture, ethnicity and gender is evident in our daily operations as well as formalised in our policies and procedures. For more information, our Diversity & Equal Opportunities Policy is available on our website.

Genel’s commitment to inclusivity is evident in its employee profile. As of 31 December 2019, we employed 130 people across four regional offices, with 60 employees in Ankara, 29 in London, 24 in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and 17 in our African operations. Beyond these geographies, our employees represent 15 different nationalities across six continents, as we aim to attract the best talent from across the globe.

Genel is proud to provide a working environment where career growth is evident for its employees. This element is well represented in our employee retention statistics. To date more than 70% of our workforce have been with Genel for over five years, and 17% for a decade or more.

Finally, while our recruitment policy is to appoint individuals based solely on their skills experience and suitability to the role, Genel has strong female representation across all levels of the company. Currently 31% of our total workforce are women, a figure that is more than double the 2017 global industry average. Furthermore, women in Genel currently hold 14% of executive committee positions and 25% of management level positions.

sustainability stories



  • Asset Integrity Case Study

    Asset Integrity Case Study

  • Flowline Inspection Using Long Range Ultrasonic Tests

    Flowline Inspection Using Long Range Ultrasonic Tests

  • Combating COVID in Somaliland

    Combating COVID in Somaliland

  • Integrity

  • Respect

  • Accountability

  • Collaboration

  • Ingenuity