ESNAAD Establishes the “ESNAAD Dean of Engineering”
ESNAAD has signed an agreement to establish the ESNAAD Dean of Engineering at the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT); becoming one of the founding members of the HCT Foundation’s 100-Club.
The agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi by Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology and Darwish Al-Qubaisi, General Manager of ESNAAD.
ESNAAD’s three year sponsorship will establish the ‘ESNAAD Dean of Engineering’. This corporate chair will work with other deans, department chairs and faculty from across the HCT college system to review, design, and develop state-of-the-art programs that meet the needs of students and industry. In addition, the chair will promote best practices, monitor and improve academic standards, evaluate student performance, facilitate faculty development, and develop relationships across the system and in the community. ESNAAD and HCT will also explore additional avenues which might enhance and further their mutual aims.
ESNAAD, a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNOC, established in 2002 through the merger of two of ADNOC’s subsidiaries, ADDCAP and NMS, is a quality-focused organization managing a strategic logistics support base, providing comprehensive fully-fledged services and supplies to the oil and gas industry with emphasis on the production and marketing of drilling chemicals, oil well services, handling materials, labour and equipment supply, marine services, storage facilities, lease of warehouses, offices, stores and special installations.
Darwish Al-Qubaisi, General Manager of ESNAAD said: “The establishment of the ESNAAD Dean of Engineering shows our commitment to HCT who provides quality instruction with a hands-on approach to learning. ESNAAD is proud to be associated with HCT in providing highly qualified UAE National engineering graduates who are ready to join the workplace. We are delighted to be a founding member of the HCT Foundation-100 Club”
In 2007, as part of its 20th anniversary initiative, the Higher Colleges of Technology established the HCT Foundation with a mandate to provide partnership opportunities for both the corporate and non-profit sectors. The Foundation has added 29 companies who have made significant contributions to its 100-Club. “We are pleased to welcome ESNAAD to the 100 Club” stated Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the HCT, “We value their commitment to investing in the future of the UAE through the development of a strong national workforce”