• Grand opening of ISA training center at the Jubail Industrial College

    Industry and workforce development officials in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) celebrated the 5 October opening of an ISA training center at the Jubail Industrial College in the country’s Eastern province as a major step forward in positioning the region for ongoing economic growth and industrial innovation. Below are several photographs taken during the grand opening event.


    JIC 2016 10 pic 1

    Above: Eid M. Al-Hajri, MD, Managing Director Jubail Industrial College, addresses the audience of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and industry officials at the official opening of the Jubail-ISA Training Center.


    JIC 2016 10 pic 2

    Patrick Gouhin, ISA Executive Director and CEO, expresses his appreciation to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) leaders and to Jubail Industrial College for helping to make ISA training accessible to companies and workers in Jubail Industrial City, the largest industrial city in the Middle East.

    JIC 2016 10 pic 3

    Eid M. Al-Hajri (right), MD, Managing Director Jubail Industrial College, and Patrick Gouhin, ISA Executive Director and CEO, discuss the importance of the Jubail-ISA Training Center in providing state-of-the-art automation and control training to engineers, technologists, and technicians in and around Jubail Industrial City.

    JIC 2016 10 pic 4

    A multitude of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) dignitaries and officials as well as industry and educational leaders attended the grand opening of the Jubail-ISA Training Center at the Jubail Industrial College.

    JIC 2016 10 pic 5

    Featured from left to right are: Soloman Almadi, Ph.D., Senior Engineering Consultant at Saudi Aramco; Eid M. Al-Hajri, MD, Managing Director of Jubail Industrial College; Patrick Gouhin, ISA Executive Director and CEO; Abdullah Alkhalifah, Senior Engineering Consultant with Saudi Aramco’s Process and Control System Division and President of ISA in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA); and Khaled Abusalem, Senior Engineering Consultant with Saudi Aramco’s Technology Management Division.

    JIC 2016 10 pic 6

    Featured from left to right are: Muhammad Irfan Mian, Senior Lecturer ICET and Certified ISA Trainer at Jubail Industrial College within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA); Ghulam Rasul Fazal Elahi, Vice President of ISA in KSA; Saiful I Chowdhury of the Jubail United Petrochemical Company; Soloman Almadi, Ph.D., Senior Engineering Consultant at Saudi Aramco; Eid M. Al-Hajri, MD, Managing Director of Jubail Industrial College; Patrick Gouhin, ISA Executive Director and CEO; Abdullah Alkhalifah, Senior Engineering Consultant with Saudi Aramco’s Process and Control System Division and President of ISA in KSA; and Khaled Abusalem, Senior Engineering Consultant with Saudi Aramco’s Technology Management Division.