The Executive Committee 2015-16 of ASSE Kuwait Chapter would like to congratulate Ashok Garlapati for his achievement of being elected as the first Global Region Vice President (GRVP). ASSE Kuwait chapter wishes him a successful journey throughout his life in promoting safety health and environment practices in the industry, community and among HSE professionals.
Mr. Garlapati played a key role in Kuwait Chapter, which within a short span of establishing, as a Chapter in the year 2000, has become one of the largest Chapter outside USA with more than 400 plus members. He has served Kuwait Chapter at many positions from its inception and participated in the Global Taskforces of ASSE-USA, which has worked for the benefit of international ASSE members.
He is a past Administrator (2012-14) of the International Practice Specialty and Chair of the Diversity Committee, and has served the ASSE International Practice Specialty in a variety of roles since 2008.
He participated in ASSE Global Taskforce and his efforts in globalization of ASSE are commendable. In 2013, Ashok was been appointed by ASSE as Ambassador for Middle East, India and SE Asia for his voluntary efforts with ASSE and to further promote Society objectives in these countries. He was also instrumental in establishing and mentoring many new ASSE Global chapters in Asia and Middle East. Ashok is serving ASSE-KC as an Advisory Committee member and is presently working with Kuwait Oil Company in Drilling & Technology Directorate as HSE Consultant.
In this role of Global Region Vice President, Mr. Garlapati will be tasked with supporting the Global region ASSE Chapters and their officers. He will work very closely with the Global region Chapter officers and members to develop an infrastructure that positions Global Chapters for success and maximizes the value these Chapters can bring back to their members.