IIEE in Saudi Arabia


Finally after many years of the Institute of Integrated Electrical Enginers – Central Region Chapter, Saudi Arabia (IIEE-CRCSA) existence, the chapter was awarded as the 2010 Most Outstanding Foreign Chaper by the IIEE Board of Directors in Manila. The award was announced to the current Chapter President, Engr. Vic Imperial who had spearheaded this project with the help of the ever supportive Board of Directors and officers of the chapter.

The chapter’s current VP for Technical Affairs, Engr. Rolando Nicolas cited, “special mention to those members and non-members who attended and participated in all technical seminars, trainings/workshops, convention and other activities for year 2010. And without the general membership, this award will not be made possible. Thank you for your cooperation and full support to the Chapter. Congratulations to all of us because we deserve it.” 

Similar congratulations and greetings were received also from other members and friends, and likewise special messages from former chapter presidents who once aimed for this recognition during their terms.

Kudus to all IIEE-CRCSA members and officers, Mabuhay!

by: kakiko 

Brief History of IIEE-CRCSA



The concept of forming IIEE Central Region Chapter, Saudi Arabia (IIEE-CRCSA) was inspired and greatly encouraged by the existence of other IIEE foreign chapters specially here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and the desire of the large number of Filipino Electrical Practitioners as migrant Overseas Contract Workers (OCWs), to form their own professional organization / society, as an affiliate with IIEE National Manila. With its good purpose and objectives to unite all Filipino migrant Electrical Practitioners, who are currently working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in the Central Region in particular, into a dynamic chapter of IIEE, updating the members of the latest trend of advance technology and of the Electrical Engineering Profession in the Philippines. Also it promotes and sense of fellowship and develop the general feelings of brotherhood and camaraderie among members and to uplift their professional career through Technical/Management Seminars.  The formation of IIEE-CRCSA was initiated when IIWW, Eastern Region Chapter, Saudi Arabia, based in Al-Khobar, Eastern Province, through their Area Coordinator in Central Region was recruiting new IIEE members, sometime in June of 1998. 

By change, the prospect new recruit was an active IIEE Life Member and had already conducted a feasibility study and a plan to form and organize an IIEE Chapter in the Central Region of Saudi Arabia to be based in the Capital City of Riyadh. 

Through the Area Coordinator of IIEE Eastern Region Chapter (IIEE-ERCSA) an official letter from the Acting Chairman of the IIEE-CRCSA Founding Council dated 16 June 1998, was sent officially to the Chapter President of IIEE-CRCSA, informing him of the desire to form and organize the Central Region Chapter. 

On August 28, 1998, the first meeting was convened and was held at Al Mutlaq Hotel in Riyadh City. 

During that meeting, IIEE-CRCSA was born, with a Core Group of Thirty-Three (33) composed of active and inactive IIEE Members working in the Central Region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Thus, a Founding Council composed of thirty-three (33) members was formed and organized. 

The Interim Officers of the Founding Council, comprising of Eleven (11) Interim Board of Directors were elected by core members of the Founding Council, with special assigned tasks to prepare and work out the complete documentation of the proposed IIEE-CRCSA, as a requirement for submission to IIEE National Board of Governors in Manila. 

In three months time of hard work, the documentation was completed and was sent officially through air courier to IIEE National Board of Governors. 

The Board of Governors convened their 11th Regular Board Meeting on November 22, 1998 at Westin Plaza Hotel in Manila and finally approved the IIEE-CRCSA accreditation with Charter No. 69. 

Also the Charge d’ Affaires, His Excellency Hon. Jesus N. Maravilla from the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, issued a letter dated November 16, 1998, confirming IIEE-CRCSA’s recognition as Professional Organization of Filipino Migrant Electrical Practitioners. 

A letter from IIEE National President, Engr. Amador C. Callado Jr. dated December 4, 1998, was received and confirmed the approval of Chapter’s Accreditation. 

The first set of IIEE-CRCSA Officers for the Year 1999 were inducted by Hon. Consul Jesus S. Domingo, First Secretary and Consul at the Assistance to Nationals Office, Philippine Embassy, Riyadh, on February 19, 1999 at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Old airport Road, Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

taken from: IIEE-CRSA web site



IIEE-CRCSA ( Central Region, Saudi Arabia )

IIEE-ERCSA ( Eastern Region, Saudi Arabia )

IIEE-WRCSA ( Western Region, Saudi Arabia )

25 comments on “IIEE in SAUDI ARABIA

  1. good day sir..ask ko lng po how to become a member in iiee- crcsa.?pls send me po step by step process or url online info about this matter.In this coming month po kc punta ako jubail Saudi arabia for work sa AL YAMAMA CO…Thnx po sa info.

    oliver macagaling ,rme

  2. Sir tanong ko po saan kung anong address sa khobar ang IIEE office nyo at kaylang magsimula ung review kc gusto po mag take ng board exam ng REE licensee boar exam. Sino ung represintative na ma contact natin doon.

    Salamat po Sir….

    • Cronins,

      Pakikontak ang mga IIEE CRSA, sigurado alam nila kung sino ang kokontakin sa IIEE-ERSA Chapter. Yong listahan ko diko makita at search ko website nila, may problema. Try mo lang.

      Engr. Renato A. Datuin
      Chapter President
      Tel No. 265-1515 x-321
      Fax No. 265-1860
      Cell No.: 0504250187
      E-Mail: rene.datuin@sa.schneider-electric.com

      Engr. Victor B. Imperial
      Chapter Secretary
      Tel. No. 476-9640
      Fax No. 476-4841
      Cell No.: 0502459875
      E-Mail: vimperial@yahoo.com

      Engr. Francisco C. Sigaya, Jr.
      VP Internal Affairs
      Tel. No. 408-7294
      Fax No. 408-7296
      Cell No.: 0509453252
      E-Mail: fsigaya@se.com.sa

  3. sir gudmorning sir gsto ko po sna n mgreview dto s riyadh pano po ko mkkpgapply at sn?salamat po.

  4. sir,
    i have a friend wishes to take an REE board Exam here in the kingdom, do we have board exam review here in the kingdom??? please let me know if we have available review and how much will it cost??

    thank you very much.



  6. saan po naka categorized and Abha? Eastern or Western?

  7. I’m working here in Jubail, I want to take EE board exam but I don’t know who’s to talk with to know how to, when and where. Thank you.

    • Sir, please contact the following numbers based in Al Khobar:

      Dan S. Cabasa at 05021-64907, Cedric Tagaylo at 05070-92301, Ed E. Bautista at 05078-69343, Francisco Sigaya at 05672-31558, or Rene A. Datuin at 050425-0187.

  8. Is there any masteral of science in electrical engineering here in Al khobar, KSA. Where is our IIEE office located here in al khobar, ksa because i want to renew my iiee membership card into lifetime membership… please reply

    -engr. jay gonzal

  9. i want to take exam master electrician,whats the requirements?i have my TOR&diploma w/ched stamp and red ribbon in DFA. actually i graduated electrical engr technolog 3yrs course.tnxs

  10. me upcoming seminars and trainings po ba sa eastern region?


  12. When will be the next seminar for Medium Voltage relay, Discussions were to move for the next schedule, time limits for the subject matters is not enough. Kindly inform us the next schedule..Thanx

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