Before the formation of the ASHRAE Bahrain Chapter, the ASHRAE members in Bahrain were facilitated by the Falcon Chapter, Dubai. Their emails related to seminars and other activities were a constant source of inspiration to establish a Chapter in Bahrain.
For this purpose, in March 2006, Mr. Tariq Malik travelled to Dubai to attend a seminar and to discuss with Mr. Bassel Anbari, then Falcon Chapter President, the possibility of forming an ASHRAE Chapter in Bahrain.
Mr. Bassel Anbari was pleased and encouraged the idea. He arranged a meeting with Mr. Ayman Altonany, Program Officer UNEP Bahrain, where initiating members met and formed a steering committee. The members of the steering committee were Mr. Tariq Malik, Mr. Ayman Altonany, Mr. Bader Salmein, Mr. Alan Millin, and Mr. Gareth Brown.
The steering worked hard under the guidance of Samir Traboulsi – then Director and Regional Chair, Region-at-Large; Dr. Walid Chakroun – then Sub-Region-A Chair; Bassel Anbari – then-President ASHRAE Falcon Chapter; Jeanie Kirksey – Regional Activities Coordinator at ASHRAE headquarters and the support of fellow engineers in Bahrain to make this dream come true. Due to post economic slowdown and local political situation, the chapter operation was slow down from 2009 till 2015.
ASHRAE Sub Region has given full support in the revival of the Bahrain chapter after pausing for almost 5 years. The chapter was reactivated with a mix of new and old faces on the Board of Directors.
The Green Ribbon Award is presented to Bahrain Chapter with the highest number of online membership transactions with the region during the society Year 2015-16 at RAL Chapters Regional Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.
The Red Ribbon Award is presented to Bahrain Chapter for the second-highest point in PAOE for MP in the region during the society Year 2019-20 at RAL Virtual Chapters Regional Conference.
History of Chapter officers
|Society Year||President||President-Elect||Vice President||Secretary||Treasurer||BOG||BOG||Student Activities||Membership Promotion||Research Promotion||Chapter Technology Transfer||Chapter Government Affairs|
|Web Master||Communication||Historian||YEA||Chapter Refrigeration|
|2021-2022||Mr. Dessy Thomas Philip||Mr. Vinod Venugopal||–||Mr. Vinod Venugopal||Mr. Dessy Thomas Philip||Mr. Pankaj Amin||Mr. Maitham Ali||Mr. Pankaj Amin||Mr. Adil Inam||Mr. Shahbaz Salim||Mr. Adil Inam||Mr. Anoop Krishnan||Mr. Vinod Venugopal||Mr. Vinod Venugopal||Mr. Muanaawar kalam||Mr. Lakshmi|
|2020-2021||Mr. Pankaj Amin||Mr. Mohammad Farhan||Mr. Lakshminathan Manickavasagam||Mr. Vinod Venugopal||Mr. Yunus Pervez||Mr. Kiran Kumar||–||Mr. Zaid Husham Alnaqeeb||Mr. Amin Pankajbhai Arvindbhai||Mr. Adil Inam||Mr. Dessy Thomas Philip||Mr. Adil Inam||Mr. Yunus Pervez||Mr. Vinod Venugopal||Mr. Vinod Venugopal||Mr. Zaid Husham Alnaqeeb||Mr. Lakshminathan Manickavasagam|
|2019-2020||Mr. Dessy Thomas Philip||Mr. Amin Pankajbhai||Mr. Mohammad Farhan||Mr. Mohamed Ebrahim Obid||Mr. Yunus Pervez||Mr.Vinod Venugopal||–||Mr. Mohamed Ebrahim Obid||Mr. Amin Pankajbhai Arvindbhai||Mr. Adil Inam||Mr. Mohammad Farhan||Mr. Adil Inam||Mr. Ayyappan Veeraputhiran||Mr. Ayyappan Veeraputhiran||Mr. Mohamed Ebrahim Obid||Mr. Lakshminathan Manickavasagam|
|2018-2019||Mr. Adil Inam||Mr. Dessy Thomas Philip||–||Mr. Lakshminathan Manickavasagam||Mr. Mohamed Ebrahim Obid||Mr. Mohammad Farhan||Mr. Yunus Pervez||Mr. Mohammad Farhan||Mr. Amin Pankajbhai Arvindbhai||Mr. Adil Inam||Mr. Yunus Pervez||Mr. Adil Inam||–||Mr. Ayyappan Veeraputhiran||Mr. Mohamed Ebrahim Obid||Mr. Lakshminathan Manickavasagam|
|2017-2018||Mr. Adil Inam||Mr. Dessy Thomas Philip||–||Mr. Lakshminathan Manickavasagam||Mr. Mohamed Ebrahim Obid||Mr. Sandeep Agarwal||Mr. Mohammad Farhan||Mr. Mohammad Farhan||Mr. Amin Pankajbhai Arvindbhai||Mr. Ayyappan Veeraputhiran||Mr. Mohd Arif||Mr. Mohammad Farhan||–||–||–||Mr. Lakshminathan Manickavasagam|
|2016-2017||Mr. Tariq Malik||Mr. Adil Inam||–||Mr. Mohamed Ebrahim Obid||Mr. Adil Inam||Mr. Sandeep Agarwal||Mr. Dessy Thomas Philip||–||Mr. Amin Pankajbhai Arvindbhai||Mr. Ayyappan Veeraputhiran||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2015-2016||Mr. Tariq Malik||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Mr. Lakshminathan Manickavasagam|
|2014-2015||Mr. Tariq Malik||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2013-2014||Mr. Tariq Malik||–||–||–||–||Mr. Sandeep Agarwal||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|