Chapter # 175
Location: Dubai, UAE
Formed: 7th December, 2003
President: Ghassan Trabolsi
Phone: +974 338 55815
Chapter Past Presidents
• Kamal Uddin Taj, 2008-2009
• David H Brown, 2009-2010
• Ramiz M Gabrial, 2010-2011
• Hassan Ali Sultan, 2011-2013
• Hani A Hawamdeh, 2013-2014
• Mr Kinan Y Fahs, 2014-2016
• Mr Fadi Issam AbouJamra, 2016-2017
The Qatar Oryx Chapter saw the light in late 2007. It is soon to celebrate a decade of its existence. The Chapter received its name and first BOG on December 10, 2007 after the initiative of Mr. Imad Mobayed and Mr. David
Brown, Mr. Hassan Sultan, Mr. Hani Hawamdeh, Mr. Kamal Taj, and Mr. Subrata Kar.
The first BOG team members were not only the founders of the Chapter, but have proven to be mentors
and visionaries, essential to the Chapter’s guidance towards its own subsistence.
The Chapter has developed to become an innovative and adaptive group that interacts with the local Qatari Engineering Community and organizations. It is also constantly adapting to a changing Expat Engineering Community ensuring that every incoming member is welcomed and introduced to the local community, and keeps his ties after he leaves. This is achieved by extensive personal communication, backed by the creation of the website launched in 2011, www.ashraeqatar.org. The website makes available information related to technical seminars, a newsletter, social events, technical support and job information.
In 2016, the Chapter began to develop its own Oryx Application where chats between ASHRAE members are made available, and notifications of seminars and new papers on the website reach all members instantaneously.
The Chapter has been socially active throughout, combining the ASHRAE’s bylaws as main guidelines and the cultural nature of its people.
The Oryx Chapter has been consistent in organizing regular monthly innovative Technical Seminars, with local and international speakers. This has enabled them to maintain connections with the engineering community and local suppliers of major HVAC and Refrigeration companies, ensuring their innovations are properly and technically introduced to the local engineering companies.