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MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network.

Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at . You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Dr. Nagesh Tummapudi

Senior Engineer Kuwait National Petroleum CompanyProject Management


Location: Kuwait, Kuwait


Nagesh Tummapudi currently employed as Senior Engineer – Projects, with Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), Kuwait. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and masters in industrial engineering, and currently pursuing PhD in Knowledge Management. In a career spanning 20+ years as an executive and consultant gained diverse multicultural experience in large organisations in India and the Middle East and developed expertise in strategic planning, design and implementation of Balanced Scorecard, operations excellence and in managing projects.

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