The International Society of Automation (ISA Qatar) has bestowed awards to engineering students and ISA members during the ISA Honours and Awards Gala to recognise talents among automation professionals in the local industry and universities.
The awards in the Automation Excellence in Industry, Student Excellence in Automation, and ISA Member of the Year were given during the ISA Honours and Awards Gala.
The three awards were conferred by chief guest Nasser Jeham al-Kuwari, the former CEO of QChem and former director of Qafac, based on the excellence in performance of individuals/group during the preceding calendar year.
The ‘Automation Excellence in Industry Award 2023’ was given to Abdulla Mohd Abdulla al-Safran of QatarEnergy and Ramdas Sridhar of Emerson. The ‘Student Excellence in Automation Award 2023’ was jointly given to senior automation engineering students of University of Doha for Science & Technology, Saeed Mohd Anis and Wan Aiman Muhaimin Wan Aidi, while Omer bin Abdul Aziz of Avanceon received the ‘ISA Member of the Year Award 2023’.
Al-Kuwari highlighted the role and importance of ISA for automation professionals in Qatar. He also emphasised the involvement of engineering students in ISA to develop their proper future careers in automation.
ISA Qatar president Nilangshu Dey underscored the ISA’s role in developing new technology in the automation of oil and gas industries in Doha for more than two decades.
Guest of honour Yusuf al-Muftah of QatarEnergy lauded industry professionals Ashley Titus, Avanish Prakash, and Iqtider Khan for their valuable involvement as Technical Committee members of the ‘ISA Automation Conference 2023’, and Karthik Kandaswamy, Senthil Nagaraj, Amjad Khan, and Harendra Sahrawat for their outstanding contribution in the Automation Conference held in Doha last year.
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