We have worked with Sinopec and delivered leadership programs since 2005; so far, over 500 Sinopec senior leaders have completed this program. As a result of being its partner for leadership development, we have witnessed Sinopec’s rapid growth from being the world’s 31st largest company by revenue on the Fortune Global 500 in 2005, to becoming number 2 in 2020.
Sinopec: A world leader for better energy for better living
Sinopec is a Chinese state-owned enterprise that was established in 1998. It is one of the world’s largest companies with just under one million employees. Sinopec is a vertically integrated energy & chemical company that is engaged in oil & gas exploration and production, as well as the production and distribution of oil and related products.
Accession to the WTO has meant that China needed to open up its markets to international competitors, and this meant that Chinese companies like Sinopec had to compete on equal terms with global companies. The key challenges facing Sinopec’s leadership were how to enhance its management competencies and become competitive both domestically and globally. It was in this context that Sinopec decided to invest in their executive leadership development program outside China. After visiting a number of European and North American Business Schools, Hult EF was chosen because of its ability to really customize the program in every respect.
“We have had good cooperation since 2005. In particular, since 2018, we have continuously sent ten cohorts of middle and senior managers to Ashridge for executive training. Many participants have shared their feedback that training at Ashridge has been a valuable and wonderful experience.”
Wang An, Vice President, Human Resources Division, Sinopec Group