IChemE in the Middle East

Senior Ambassadors - Middle East

IChemE Qatar

Shane WatsonShane Watson is our key representative based in Doha, Qatar. Shane is currently based in Doha as Head of Facilities Development Studies for the Qatar business unit of a multinational oil company, where he is setting up a new group with responsibility for long term constraint management of the local assets, providing business unit input to corporate field development planning and Engineering Department input to business unit strategic planning. Previous to that, Shane spent nearly 15 years in London working for a global engineering contractor, where he reached the grade of principal process engineer, working on projects in the upstream oil and gas and LNG liquefaction sectors.

Shane is particularly passionate about developing the next generation of chemical engineers and was the focal point for graduates and mentors as well as IChemE liaison in his previous company, and was involved in the Chemistry at Work campaign to promote the benefits of pursuing technical subjects in secondary and higher education to UK school children. He also regularly attended SONG (IChemE Special Interest Group for Oil and Natural Gas) meetings in London and is keen to promote a similar information sharing forum in Qatar.

If you’d like to get involved then please contact Shane at swatson@ichememember.org

IChemE Oman

Henry Mangkusasono is our key representative in Oman. Henry has over a decade of experience in the operations, maintenance and design of oil and gas facilities. He started out in Shell UK looking after the gas terminal pressure equipment integrity then subsequently the offshore platform and subsea wells integrity. He joined the offshore operations team in the North Sea southern sector before taking an assignment at PDO in Muscat to assure land-based facilities design integrity. 

During his time in the UK, he joined the committee of IChemE East Anglia Members Group (2013-2014) and participated in IChemE's Chemical Engineering Matters (2014) event in London. Currently, he is mentoring graduate engineers in his team.  He is a graduate of the Technische Universität Clausthal and the University of Toronto. 

If you'd like to get involved please contact Henry at HMangkusasono@ichememember.org


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