Asea Brown Boveri (SA) Ltd. (ABB Saudi Arabia)
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Daniel Galano Cabasa, an electrical engineer by profession, has worked overseas for the past seventeen (17) years holding managerial positions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He is a project manager who possesses solid leadership and technical skills in the field of power and energy sector providing inspiration to other Filipino electrical practitioners and skilled professionals. He unselfishly shared his skills and expertise in the field enabling his fellow Filipinos to work with pride and dignity, as well as uplift their quality of life by having a better job as licensed professionals.
One of his outstanding achievements was his unconditional support for the under-board Filipino electrical practitioners and electricians in Riyadh to become licensed professionals in the field of electrical engineering. His unique way of teaching enabled them to have a better passing rate in the exams by sharing his theoretical and technical skills as Board Reviewer/Instructor in the Special Professional Licensure Board Examination (SPLBE) regularly conducted in Saudi Arabia under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission.
He also conducted skills development trainings and seminars for professional advancement and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Program in fulfillment and preparation for registration to the Asean Accreditation for Professional Engineers (ACPE).
Mr. Cabasa was Chapter President of the Integrated Institute of Electrical Engineers – Central Region Chapter- Saudi Arabia (IIEE-CRCA) in 2014 where he also served in various capacities for many years. He strongly advocated for global competitiveness during his term challenging its members to equip themselves with necessary trainings in supervisory and managerial skills, and served as channels for the exchange of knowledge, technical information, and skills development, among others.
In recognition of his significant contributions for the benefit of Filipino workers, including his involvement in many socio-civic activities, he was conferred the prestigious “Gawad ng Pangulo,” award for Banaag Category, representing the IIEE-CRCA in 2014. To this day, he continues to be involved with the organization as its Chapter Adviser.
Earlier, through his dedication and perseverance in helping fellow practitioners, he was recognized by the IIEE National Committee on Selection and Awards as one of the Most Outstanding Electrical Practitioners.
Mr. Cabasa is most worthy of emulation for the Bagong Bayani Award for Outstanding Employee.