Samir Klat, PhD

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Title: Engineering Executive
Company: Industrial Diamond Engineering AB, Ltd.
Location: Lemland, Finland

Samir Klat, Engineering Executive at Industrial Diamond Engineering AB, Ltd., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineering for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mechanical engineering.

As a child, Dr. Klat was interested in learning how things worked. He would look at a toy and was curious to know what made it possible. This early curiosity in mechanics would later set him up for a career in engineering. Dr. Klat earned a BSc in engineering from the Imperial College London and continued at the institution to receive a PhD in mechanical engineering. He is a chartered mechanical engineer and technologist. Dr. Klat believes his success grows from determination and trying to discover facts instead of believing what others say. He also attributes his success to believing ‘what has to be done will be done.’

Early in his career, Dr. Klat worked as a research for English Electrical. During the same time, he also consulted for D.B. Drake & Partners. From 1962 to 1965, he provided his services as an engineering adviser for Lumsden/Sargent Racing. In 1966, he accepted the chairman position for Society Fonciere Tripoli, and remained here until 1991. During these years, Dr. Klat also became the director of Drap D’Or, a lecturer at American University of Beirut, an industrial adviser for the Lebanese government, a senior engineer for AFESD and a project manager for the Industrial Bank of Kuwait K.S.C. Additionally, her served as the vice president of corporate development for Alghanim Industries, the CEO of Al-Ahlia Investment Company and director of Klat Associates. In 1986, he became managing director of Industrial Diamond Engineering AB, LTD., which he still provides his services for as well as various consulting roles. He has spoken as a guest at the World Economic Forum and has contributed to more than 40 publications.

One of Dr. Klat’s greatest achievements has been helping to invent the Jaguar 49FXN e-type light weight car in 1963, when it was the only car in the making and was bought for over ten million. He is a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the City and Guilds of London Institute and the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.

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