1 Special points of interest: New Board members were elected in the month of May 2014 Two distinguished members of AACEI Gulf Section have been elected at corporate level قسم الخليج العربي - Section Arabian Gulf Newsletter New AGS Board Officers were elected for year In the month of May 2014, in Carlton Mobied Hotel Board members were met to elect. the new executive committee Elections were conducted and new President, Vice President, VP -Technical, administration, and regional affairs were elected. Further, nominations and Volume #1 issue 1 Volume 1, Issue 1 selection of Directors and other s positions were nominated. The list of new Board members and steering committee members is indicated on page2 &3 Past President and current RD-7 AACE Intl Board, Mr. Mohammad Rafiuddin, PSP, PMP, PMI-RMP, CCP, M.Eng, advises to new board to continue with the same zeal and enthusiasm to promote cost engineering and train young graduates the knowledge and wisdom of total cost management. Similar views expressed by Mr. Madhu Pillai, B tech, MHRM,MBA,PMP,AVS,CCP Current VP International Regions, AACE Int l Board. Newly elected President for year Mohammed AbdulWaris vowed to continue the efforts to promote the mission and vision of AACEI and in particular, enhance the activities of Arabian Gulf Section by organizing more seminars, technical dinner meetings, conducting Certified Cost Professional Certification (formerly CCC/CCE) Refresher Seminars and Exam preparatory Workshops
2 AACE-Arabian Gulf Section Board Officers for the year Title Name Photo President Past President President Elect /Vice President - Marketing & Publications Mohammed Abdul Waris PMP, CCP, MS Projects Supervisor, KFUPM, Dhahran Mohammed Rafiuddin PSP, PMI-RMP, CCP, PMP, M.Eng (EM) Project Controls Manager Worley Parsons, Al-Khobar Mob: Husain A. Al-Omani CCP, CEP, EVP, PSP, PMP, PMI RMP,CSSBB, PRINCE2, MBA General Manager, GTSC, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain Vice President - Administration Kenneth A. Giese, CCP, MBA Cost Engineer Saudi Aramco Vice President - Technical Javed Habib Merchant, CCP, PMP Saudi Aramco Vice President Regional Affairs Wael Abdul Fattah Allam CCP, PSP, PMP, MRICS, Sr. Planning Engineer Dar Al-Handsa Consultants Director - CET Larry G. Sapio, CCP Cost Engineer Radicon Gulf Consult (RGC) Treasurer Ramesh Kayala, CCP, PMP Cost Engr, Cost Engineering Unit, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Project Execution Metrics Division PMOD
4 Page 4 AACEI-AGS is pleased to announce the commencement of the Spring Session of the Certified Cost Professional Certification (formerly CCC/CCE) Refresher Seminars and Exam preparatory Workshops in Al-Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as per the Schedule (shown next page) Please note that the classes will be held on Fridays, from 2 PM to 7 PM AACE-AGS has participated in the 3 rd PMI AGC DMS Energy Forum : Debates, held on September 2-3, 2014, from 08:0 AM to 04:30 PM in Gulf Hotel, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Madhu P. Pillai, VP Intl Regions, Mohammed Raifuddin, RD-7, Mohammed Abdul Waris, AACE-AGS President and Shaik Alimoddin, Administrator AACE-AGS, attended the above event. Inside Story Headline AACE-AGS has participated in the Internal Environmental Campaign under the theme The Road to Excellence in Air Quality Management, held on September 10, 2014, from 08:0 AM to 04:30 PM in Ras Tanura Refinery, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia. Mohammed Abdul Waris, AACE-AGS President and Shaik Alimoddin, Administrator AACE-AGS attended the above event
5 Volume 1, Issue 1 Class room session for CCP Certification Refresher Seminars and Exam preparatory Workshops Page 5 Schedule of Classes 1) Al-Khobar: 17 October 2014 in Carlton Al- Moaibed Hotel, Al- Khobar. 2) Riyadh: 21 Nov 2014 (tentative) in Riyadh. 3) Jeddah: 28 November 2014 (tentative) in Sky Center, Jeddah. AACE-AGS and PICE Members joint meeting held on 24 June 2014 at 07:00 PM in Carlton Al-Moaibed Hotel, Al-Khobar. AW breifed about the AACE-AGS objectives, goals and activities to all the attendees. Mohammed Rafiuddin delivered a presentation on AACE-AGS activities in detail and the importance of the AACE certifications. 4) Makkah: 05 Dec 2014 (tentative) in Makkah.
6 AACEI ARABIAN GULF SECTION Primary Business Address Address :KFUPM POBOX # 5019 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Dhahran 31261,KSA4 Phone: Fax: Shaik Alimoddin,Administrator WOUR Website fully AACEI-AGS vision is to be recognized authority in Cost and Schedule Management for programs, projects, products, assets and services. Our mission is to provide technical programs research recommended practices, professional development and expertise through technical products, continuing education and professional certification. NEW Certification Digital Badges e-badge CRTIFICATE As announced on Website<http://www.aacei.org/ aboutus/news/2014/ shtml>, AACE International is pleased to announce a new service with the introduction of Badge Cert - a digital certification badge. This complimentary, cutting-edge service is available to all active AACE certificants, and future certificants, by opting-in only (this is in addition to the current virtual certificate provided to successful candidates). BadgeCerts are embedded with qualifying information (e.g. who issued it, when, where, why and for what it was issued, expiration, arti- facts, etc.) to help you maintain a verifiable digital record of your AACE International To opt-in and receive your BadgeCert, follow the i n s t r u c t i o n s b e l o w. * Login to your AACE p r o f i l e < h t t p : / / w w w. a a c e i. o r g / NetforumLoginForm.asp> If a member, select "AACE Portal Services" from the menu options on the left and then "Online Store" If a non-member, select "Online Store" from the menu options on the left Type "BadgeCert" in the S e a r c h B o x Select "BadgeCert" from the o p t i o n s g i v e n A d d t o y o u r c a r t Proceed to Checkout (no p a y m e n t n e c e s s a r y ) Receive confirmation NOTE: If you have multiple certifications, you will automatically receive digital badges for each active certification; do not purchase a BadgeCert for each certific a t i o n. Once your BadgeCert order has been processed and your digital badge is created, you will receive an notification with instructions on how to retrieve and deploy your BadgeCert (s) on all of your favorite social networking platforms. Please allow 5-7 business days from the day of your opt-in to receive your notification. AACE-AGS has participated in midyear assembly of PICE-EPSA AACE-AGS has participated in midyear assembly of PICE-EPSA held on 20 June 2014 in Dhahran International Hotel, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Mr. G. Farooq Quadir, Steering Committee and Mr Kenneth A. Giese, Vice President Administration have attended as speakers on the behalf of the AACE-AGS and delivered a presentation on AACE-AGS objectives, goals and activities (from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM). Organization AACE-AGS Membership Target Ahmed K. Al-Mulhim, PSP, CCP, CEP, EVP Director Membership has vowed that AACE-AGS will increase its membership to appropriately reflect the size of the local cost management community and has pledged to increase membership by 10% by Jun 2015 by conducting awareness sessions in the local private Companies (Owners and Contractors) as local governmental agencies and schools.
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