Maurice Nessim, President at WesternGeco, Schlumberger, has won the Chairmanship of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), which is the most famous international organization of applied geophysics in the world, based in Houston, Texas, according to Al-Ahram.

Starting September 19, Nassim will serve through his post to promote geophysics to attract new generations of geophysicists, developing the potential of current generations, as well as developing and updating the impact of geophysics on research and exploration activities.

This is the first time that an Egyptian has been elected president of the organization. Naseem has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, during which he held several technical and administrative positions. Nassim joined Western Geco to work as a geophysicist in 1981 and has since overtook various positions. His leading roles include Vice President for the Middle East and Asia, Vice President for North and South America, and Vice President Operations.

He also served as Vice President Marketing and Technology for Schlumberger – Reservoir Management Group. The most notable work he created, though, is being Vice President Geosolutions at Schlumberger.

Nassim took the position of President of Western Geco Schlumberger in 2015, working on the completion of the seismic survey project in the Red Sea before Egypt launched the first global bid round in the region.