Global role for Bahraini engineer
Manama, November 23, 2013
Abdul Majeed Al Gassab, the president of Bahrain Society of Engineers (BSE), has been appointed as the "Special Advisor” to the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) president Marwan Abdelhamid.
WFEO is an international, non-governmental organization representing the engineering profession worldwide.
Founded in 1968 by a group of regional engineering organizations, under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (Unesco) in Paris, the federation brings together national engineering organizations from over 90 nations and represents some 20 million engineers around the world.
This is the first time such a prestigious appointment has taken place in the history of the society, said a statement from BSE.
On his appointment, Al Gassab said: “I am extremely honored and proud to accept this nomination. This is a reflection of the strength of the engineering profession within the Kingdom that a Bahraini national is entrusted with such a position in an international organization. This is especially important for BSE as it is the first time that one of our members has been accorded this distinction, and this is a tribute to the professionalism of the Society as a whole.”
Bahrainis, he stated, had maintained a long history in their worldwide participation through international organizations based on their talented and dedicated qualified members.
"The BSE has been able to place it's own engineering fingerprints, which had a prominent role in the construction boom in Bahrain, in addition to the development of plans and programs that supply the ambitions in achieving comprehensive development in the Kingdom," he remarked.
He also stressed the society's role in the support and development of practitioners of the profession, and through various specialized courses offered by the Society, and the opportunity to benefit from the international experience through hosting and organizing specialized international conferences.
WFEO has also approved the inclusion of Al Gassab as a member of the “Energy Commission “of WFEO, which is a further recognition of his service to the engineering profession..-TradeArabia News Service