Ibrahim Kshanh, Energy Efficiency Manager at the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (ECHEM), was awarded the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Doctoral Program (Phd) scholarship on “Energy Policies”; triumphing over 15 candidates, according to a statement.

Tarek El Molla, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, stated that Kshanh’s win reflects the capabilities of the petroleum sector’s youth cadres. Not only that but it strengthens Egypt’s petroleum sector on the international level. El Molla noted that such programs will refine employees’ expertise as well as spreading the shared-knowledge within the sector.

Kshanh will now pursue a three-year PhD scholarship from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan, fully-funded by Japan. He was recommended for the program and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Kshanh was one of the 15 candidates selected for the program competing against candidates from Iraq, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia.