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.

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.

Our recruitment policy is to appoint individuals based solely on their skills experience and suitability to the role; and Genel has strong female representation across all levels of the Group. As of December 31, 2019 31% of our total workforce were women, a figure higher than the 2017 global industry average of 22% Women in Genel held 14% of Executive Committee positions and 25% of management level positions. Genel’s employee policies encourage a healthy work life balance and are designed to facilitate flexibility for both men and women. All employees are entitled to parental leave, something that three women and two men took in 2019. All employees returned to work after their parental leave and remain with the Group.

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