Mohamad Riaz Shareef, immediate past President, American Society of Safety Engineers Kuwait Chapter was honored with 'ASSE Kuwait Chapter’s Safety Professional Year Award 2015' for his outstanding contributions to the chapter and the HSE Profession. This prestigious award was given during the Kuwait Chapter’s 8th International Professional Development Conference 2015 grand opening ceremony at Radisson Blu Hotel on 9 December, 2015.
Outstanding HSE professionals are the driving force behind the 104-year-old American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). In addition to working to prevent injuries and illnesses at work, members volunteer their time and resources throughout the year to protect people, property and the environment. ASSE Kuwait Chapter is the first and the largest International Chapter outside USA. As per the Society Operating guidelines, each Region recognizes the one active member every year with Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award.
The Award is instituted by ASSE Kuwait Chapter in 2011, which is in line with the ASSE Head Quarters, USA procedures and guidelines. The ASSE Chapter SPY award is an honor acknowledging the dedication and outstanding contributions of a member to the Chapter. During the ceremony, Jignesh Shah, Secretory ASSE-Kuwait Chapter briefed about the award and its evaluation criteria that was followed in selecting the ‘Safety Professional of the Year Award’.
Fadhel Al Ali, Chairman ASSE Kuwait Chapter handed over this prestigious award to Mr. Mohamad Riaz Shareef and appreciated his diligent efforts and contribution to the chapter and HSE Profession. Mr. Riaz is extending his voluntary services presently as Advisory Committee of Kuwait chapter.
Mr. Riaz in his thanks-giving message thanked the ASSE Kuwait Chapter members, its Advisory & Executive Committee for the honor, besides thanking the Management of Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Kuwait where he is employed since year 2000, for providing support in delivering various initiatives by showing strong commitment towards HSE. He dedicated this award to all those professionals who worked with him over the years for the cause of protecting people, property and the environment.