TWMA, provider of specialised drilling waste management services, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Mohamed Galal as regional director for MENA. Mr Galal brings more than 20 years of oil and gas experience to the business having held a number of senior operational and management roles within the global drilling industry. In his new position he will be based in Abu Dhabi, reporting directly to the chief executive officer. Mr Galal will be responsible for the strategic growth of TWMA in the region with a particular focus on the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Algeria, Kuwait and Oman. Prior to joining TWMA, Mr Galal held the position of vice president of international accounts for Weatherford International where he was responsible for the management of key clients across the western hemisphere including BHP, Anadarko, Apache, Nexen and Marathon Oil. He was also the regional manager and area operations manager at Precision Drilling Services for more than 10 years. Tony Branch, CEO of TWMA commented: “Mohamed’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the drilling sector as well as his extensive local network will be invaluable to TWMA as we continue to expand our business in the region. “Mohamed will play a vital role in our strategic vision for the Middle East and Africa as we continue to bolster our operations over the coming years.” Commenting on his appointment, Mr Galal said: “TWMA has a strong reputation for providing high quality drilling waste services internationally and I am extremely excited to be joining the company at such a pivotal stage in its development. The drilling sector in the Middle East has seen a steady recovery in the last few years and I look forward to working closely with TWMA’s regional team to drive further growth and innovation.” TWMA currently employs more than 300 people across its Middle East bases in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.