Title: President, Founder of Wakim Consulting
Company: Wakim Consulting
Location: Calimesa, California, United States
Jamil Mikhael Wakim, President, Founder of Wakim Consulting, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in petrochemical consulting.
A petrochemical expert with over six decades in the petrochemical and energy industry, Mr. Wakim has worked as a consultant with major international petrochemical and energy companies throughout the world. For a quarter of a century, he has also been working as a consultant for the Secretariat of the United Nations Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol. His work focused on eliminating the production and emission to the environment of ozone depleting and more recently chemical global warming substances. He has performed technical and economic audits and special projects for plants in China, North Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina, and many other countries; and he has authored more than 100 technical reports for client companies.
Mr. Wakim earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry at the American University of Beirut in 1958, and continued his studies in the United States in organic chemistry at the University of South Carolina in 1961-1962. After two years teaching chemistry at the Gerard Institute in Sidon, and Haigazian College in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1966, Mr. Wakim entered the Petrochemical and energy industry by working for Shell in both Canada and the UK. He rose to become a market research manager for Shell Canada Chemical operations from 1973-1988. Mr. Wakim considers his time at Shell to have been formative to his career and instrumental in the development of his Consulting philosophy.
In 1988, Mr. Wakim joined SRI International (formerly, the Stanford Research Institute) as a Senior Consultant. When SRI Consulting was spun-off as a separate Division, he was promoted to Director of Technoeconomic Studies; a position he held until his early retirement in 2001. This background prepared him to launch Wakim Consulting: Petrochemicals and Energy in 2002.
Based on its background and experience, Wakim Consulting is well-positioned to tackle the challenges that the petrochemical and energy industry is expected to face in the coming years.
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