Mr. BENOIE MATHEW – Smart City – Best Researcher Award

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, India | China

Author Profile 

Early Academic Pursuits 🎓

Education and Training

He is a strategic, visionary, and risk-taker with an unmatched track record in conceptualizing and implementing effective ideas and strategies in major projects and companies. His academic journey began with a B.Tech. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Calicut, India, in 1999. This solid technical foundation laid the groundwork for his future endeavors in various high-profile roles. He further enhanced his academic qualifications by pursuing an Executive Programme in Financial Risk & Investment Management from the Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta (IIM-C) in 2012. Demonstrating his commitment to continuous learning and excellence, Benoie earned his Master’s in Business Administration (Commendation) from the University of Bedfordshire, UK, in 2021. Currently, he is a part-time Ph.D. researcher in Management at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India, focusing on Sustainable Smart City Developments.

 Professional Endeavors 💼

Academic Positions

His professional career is marked by his extensive experience and leadership in various high-stakes roles. As of February 2024, he serves as the General Manager at Oman Metal Industries/ENFAB Intl, where he oversees company operations, ensures the delivery of innovative technology solutions, and drives business expansion. His key responsibilities include leadership and management, operational oversight, client relations, financial management, strategic planning, technology and innovation, HSE & quality assurance, human resources, sales and marketing, and risk management.

From March 2022 to January 2024, Benoie held the position of Portfolio Project Manager at North Rumaila – West Qurna. In this role, he strategized gas fields portfolio projects by maximizing operational proficiency and capital efficiency. He developed and managed scope, strategy, project plans, resources, and budget for the full lifecycle of the project, ensuring consistency and best practice methodologies for project delivery. He liaised with contractors, vendors, sub-contractors, and consultants to manage the portfolio of projects through various phases, from concept selection to commissioning and startup.

Contributions and Research Focus on Smart City📚

  • His research focus as a part-time Ph.D. researcher is on Sustainable Smart City Developments. His core competencies include opportunity framing and assurance, portfolio project management, techno-commercial operations, stakeholder management, CAPEX management, front-end development, concept selection, procurement/contract management, cost optimization, and financial risk opportunity. His dedication to advancing sustainable urban development is reflected in his academic and professional pursuits, where he combines theoretical knowledge with practical implementation strategies.

Accolades and Recognition 🏆

His career is decorated with numerous awards and recognitions that highlight his exceptional contributions to project management and sustainable development. Some of his notable awards include:

  • Petroleum Development Oman:
    • Oil South Engineering Silver Award for Capital Efficiency Improvement of Haima West Water-Flood Infill Project, 2021.
    • Oil South Director Award for Aggressive Cost Reduction Drive in Marmul Polymer Phase III project, 2016.
    • Engineering & Operations Director Award for saving millions through capital efficiency design improvements, 2015.
    • Gold winner of PDO’s Chairman’s Award for Excellence for the Flare Recovery Project, 2013.
    • Silver winner of PDO’s Chairman’s Award for Excellence for the Nimr Reed Bed Project, 2011.
  • International Awards for Nimr Reed Bed Project:
    • Oman Green Awards – The Green Habitat Award, 2013.
    • Environmental Award from the Regional Clean Sea Organization, 2012.
    • MEED Quality Awards (National winner) – Sustainable Project of the Year, 2012.
    • Project of the Year at the CWC Global Water: Oil & Gas Awards, 2012.
    • GCC Sustainable Project of the Year at the MEED Quality Awards, 2012.
    • Technology Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan, 2012.
    • Oman Green Awards – The Green Innovation Award, 2012.
    • Best MENA Oil and Gas HSE Award at the ADIPEC awards, 2012.

 Impact and Influence 🌍

Community Impact

his work has significantly impacted the fields of project management, sustainable development, and smart city planning. His expertise in portfolio project management and his strategic vision have led to the successful completion of numerous high-profile projects, resulting in substantial cost savings and operational efficiencies. His role in the Nimr Reed Bed Project, the first commercial produced water treatment wetland in the world, stands as a testament to his innovative approach and commitment to environmental sustainability.

 Legacy and Future Contributions 🔮

    • his legacy is characterized by his relentless pursuit of excellence and his ability to drive transformational change in the organizations he serves. His ongoing Ph.D. research on Sustainable Smart City Developments underscores his commitment to creating a better, more sustainable future. As he continues to apply his strategic insights and leadership skills, Benoie is poised to make even greater contributions to the fields of project management and sustainable development. His work not only benefits the organizations he leads but also sets a benchmark for industry best practices.In conclusion, he is a strategic, visionary leader whose academic and professional achievements reflect his dedication to excellence and innovation. His impact on major project implementation, management assignments, and sustainable development initiatives is profound, and his future contributions are eagerly anticipated by the industry and his peers.

Notable Publications 

BENOIE MATHEW | Smart City | Best Researcher Award

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