I was born in Kuwait and raised in a small Island 25 km off Kuwait shores. Finished high school in 1980 and joined Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) as petroleum refinery operator. Honored with a scholarship, I joined University of Dayton in 1987 for my undergraduate studies. In 1992 I received BS degree in Chemical Engineering after one year interruption during the Iraqi invasion & occupation of Kuwait. Working back in KNPC as an engineer, I climbed the ladder to reach Operations Manager position in Mina Abdullah Refinery. This refinery is the most efficient and profitable refinery in Kuwait.
I joined Maastricht school of Management (MSM) outreach program in Kuwait in 2006 when I saw the need to sharpen my managerial skills. I received my MBA degree in April 2008 after two wonderful learning years in MSM. Going back to school was a challenge with the demanding working schedule and family responsibilities.
Now at the age of 47, I find life shorter than what I was told when I was a kid. I manage my time efficiently to accomplish the urgent & important and plan the important before it becomes urgent. This leaves me just little time to watch TV or go to the movies. I am married to a wonderful Ophthalmologist, and blessed with two boys and a girl.