General Organization

A Board of Directors comprising representatives of its Active Members governs MEGA.
A President heads the Board. The Vice-President is in charge of financial matters. A Secretariat Office under the General Secretary deals with the day-to-day administration and supports all the technical and safety work of MEGA. Under the supervision of the Board is a Technical Committee that directs all the work on safety, environmental, regulatory, standardization and harmonization of practices by supervising the Working Groups activities.

Board of Directors (BoD)

A Board of Directors (BoD) comprising currently six (6) representatives of its Active Cat.1 members, governs MEGA. Associated members of the Board, e.g. the TC-Chairman  are participating in the BoD meetings.

A President elected by the BoD members and ratified by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for a two years term of office heads the Board.
The Vice-President elected by the BoD members and ratified by the AGM for a two years term of office will automatically become the next President after two years. The Vice-President is in charge of MEGAs financial matters.

Under the supervision of the Board is a Technical Committee (TC) that directs all the work on safety, environmental, regulatory and standardization by supervising the Working Groups (WGs) activities.

Technical Committee

The main aims and activities within the scope of MEGA are co-ordinated and implemented by the MEGA Technical Committee (TC). It is assigned specific policies, activities and objectives by the Board. The TC members are delegates from member companies. They are selected for their recognized experience in various fields of the Industrial Gases activity. The TC reports to the Board of Directors through their Chairperson. The TC creates Work Groups (WG) that are assigned specific harmonization and implementation tasks for defined subjects.

Chairman: Mr. Jayaseelan Anbalagan
Member Company: Gulf Cryo
Tel:+971 4 809 0000 Ext 1265
Email: janbalagan@gulfcryo.com

Working Groups

The MEGA WGs are the strongest force of our association. They are formed by recognized experts delegated by the member companies based on their combined responsibilities, know-how and skills from the Industrial Gases industry. All over Middle East they are predestined to elaborate documents and recommendations for our industry.

TC

The Technical Committee (TC) creates and approves the newly formed WG after establishing a “Scope and Terms of Reference”.
The WGs are composed of a chairperson and a number of experts (normally 4 to 7) from participating active member companies.
TC ensures that different companies and countries are well represented and the qualification and availability of the experts is given.

WG-SAG & ENV

Safety Advisory Group (SAG) & Environment (ENV)
Chairman: Mr. Pradeep Nair
Member Company: Gulf Cryo
Tel: +971 (4) 8848199
Fax: +971 (4) 8849353
E-mail: pnair@gulfcryo.com

The Safety Advisory Group was created in 2010. Its aims and objectives are the core of MEGA‘s mission

  • To strive to improve the safety performance of the Middle East Industrial Gases industry through its Member Companies and Association.
  • To improve the safe handling and use of industrial gases at member sites as well as customers sites, taking into account that there is more public use and exposure to industry products: Industrial, medical and specialty gases in addition to cryogenic products.
  • To monitor and adapt global legislation in the field of Occupational Health and Safety and to try to develop, upgrade and eventually enforce local and regional legislation.
  • To encourage HSE relative information sharing among group members to share knowledge and experience.

WG-ENV works on environmental affairs includes the following responsibilities:

  • To monitor/ influence current and proposed regional and international legislation in the field of environmental protection relevant to the activities of MEGA member companies.
  • To determine the need and scope for MEGA documents, position papers, communications or training material on environmental issues and to provide guidance to the TC and MEGA Members.
  • To review environmental incidents, determine the causes and propose ways to avoid re-occurrence.
  • To propose solutions for immediate environmental issues related to the Industrial Gases activity.


WG-CYL

Working Group Cylinders (WG-CYL)
Chairman: Mr.Mohammed Sallam
Member Company: Air Liquide  
Tel: +971 4 205 5559
Fax:
Email: mohammed.sallam@airliquide.com

WG-CYL scope of work includes the design, construction and safe handling of gas cylinders, their accessories and pressure vessels for compressed, liquefied or dissolved gases. The major WG responsibilities are:


  • To monitor the international Standards that are relevant to gas cylinders and to which MEGA members actively contribute.
  • To provide guidance on best operating practices in cylinder handling and filling.
  • To review accidents and incidents, determine their causes and propose ways to avoid re-occurrence.
  • To propose harmonization steps in order to have a common set of valves and related labeling and color coding all over the Middle East countries.

WG-TRA

Working Group Transport (WG-TRA)
Chairman: Mr. Paul Vincent
Member Company: TRISTAR,
Tel: +971 4 899 7900
E-Mail: paul.vincent@tristar-group.co
WG-TRA works on the transportation of gases including the following responsibilities:


  • To ensure that MEGA members’ interests are taken into account in international regulations such as the UN Model Regulations, ADR and European Directives etc
  • To propose harmonization steps in order to align the Middle East activity for all the countries.
  • To review accidents, determine the causes and propose ways to avoid re-occurrence.
  • To provide guidance, legislation and codes of good practice for transport operations.
  • To organize training sessions for drivers.

WG-MED & FOOD

Working Group Medicinal Gases (WG-MED)
Chairman: Mr. Amar Singh
Member Company: Gulf Cryo LLC
Tel:  + 965 1 802 028 Ext. 3200
Fax: + 965 2 326 1270
Email:  asingh@gulfcryo.com


WG-MED scope of work include regulations for Medicinal Gases, Medical Devices and Lobbying/Influencing of authorities.


The major WG-MED responsibilities :

  • To approach Authorities as harmonized gas-companies in MEGA name to influence the Authorities to do the change in legislation to be more dedicated for Medicinal gases as DRUGS.
  • To propose harmonization steps in order to align the Middle East activities for Medicinal Gases in all countries.
  • To prepare documents for upgrading medicinal gases, to separate the medicinal gases from industrial gases in production, analysis, distribution and sales.
  • To monitor International Standards design and implement regulations like Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP),  Good Distribution Practice (GDP), and later on Marketing Authorization for Medicinal Gases.
  • To implement Monographs for Medicinal Gases from primary the European Pharmacopeia.
  • To implement  Medicinal Standards for valves and cylinders like color coding.
  • To  perform trainings, courses for relevant groups of employees in the new adjusted regulations/guidelines etc.
  • To provide guidance about legislations for colleagues in the gas-companies.


WG-ASU

Working Group Air Separation Unit (WG-ASU)
Chairman: Mr. Ahmed Zoelfakkar
Member Company: Abdulla Hashim Industrial Gases And Equipment Co (LLC)
Tel: + 966 126621500 Ext.2140
Fax: +966 12 6622425
Email:AhmedZ@ahg.com.sa


WG-ASU scope of work includes the design, construction and safe operations of ASUs and Gas Generators, their accessories and pressure vessels for liquefied gases. The major WG responsibilities are:


  • To monitor the international Standards that are relevant to ASUs and Gas Generators and to which MEGA members actively contribute.
  • To provide guidance on best operating practices in ASUs and Gas Generators design, construction and safe operations.
  • To review accidents and incidents related to ASUs and Gas Generators, determine their causes and propose ways to avoid re-occurrence.
  • To propose harmonization steps in order to have a common set minimum standards and related specifications all over the Middle East countries.


Other Association

Regional Associations.

European Industrial Gases Association

https://www.eiga.eu

Regional Associations.

Internationational Organization for Standardization

https://www.iso.org

Regional Associations.

Asia Industrial Gases Association

https://www.asiaiga.org

Regional Associations.

Australia New Zealand Industrial Gas Association

https://www.anziga.org

Regional Associations.

Southern Africa Compressed Gases Association

https://www.sacga.za.org

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