Veteran Professional Award
Aleck Remberto Santamaria De La Cruz, CMRP, CAMA, PMP
Aleck Remberto Santamaria De La Cruz, CMRP, CAMA, PMP, is a strategy and asset management Vice President at Confipetrol. Aleck has over 25 years of experience in the energy, agribusiness and services sectors, where he has led infrastructure and process improvement projects in operations, maintenance, reliability, asset management, technology and financial management. He has worked as a consultant and lecturer, and holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with a concentration in finance. He was a member of the Symposium Committee for SMRP’s first international event in Lima, Peru, and is a part of the Network of Presidents for the University of the Andes. Aleck has also attended the CEO Program at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His work has been published in the Portfolio - Economic Journal of El Tiempo and Solutions magazine.
Rising Leader Award
Dalal Al-Asousi, CMRP, CIAM, CPAM, CAMA
Dalal Al-Asousi is a Senior Process Reliability Engineer at Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). She was the first Kuwaiti female to receive the CMRP certification and the first female in GCC to earn her CAMA, CPAM and CIAM certifications. Al-Asousi was awarded the 2018 Excellence Award – Future Leader from the Gulf Society of Maintenance and Reliability. Al-Asousi has experience in the government and private sector in reliability, project management, purchasing & logistics and manufacturing. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Kuwait University in 2004 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Maastricht School of Management in 2010.