We bring exciting news from our members in Kuwait, with the launch of a new EAGE Local Chapter. The founders invested a lot in cooperation and diversity, and have ambitious plans to make this project a success. We spoke with the Chapter president, Mohammad Dawas Manea Al-Ajmi, Exploration Group Manager at Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).
What prompted your team to reactivate an EAGE Local Chapter in Kuwait?
Our Chapter brings together members from multiple organizations active in the country, but the project initially sparked from a team at the KOC, one of the leading players in the oil industry, interested in connecting with the EAGE global network. Having an official representation in Kuwait, where the EAGE is regarded as one of the most important professional associations in the world, will be key for the local community to thrive and a great opportunity for KOC to support their work. Our initiative picks up from a road opened in 2017 and will lead LC Kuwait into the future.
What are your plans for engaging and growing your local community?
We learned that diversity and inclusion are strengths that make EAGE unique from the other Associations. Taking this into consideration, we reached out to different groups and stakeholders – such as Kuwait University and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research – to secure a broad representation, including industry professionals, academics and students.
The EAGE Local Chapter Kuwait was officially inaugurated in February of 2023. All interested members are welcome to connect via LinkedIn to learn about their upcoming activities.
Read the complete interview in First Break April.