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Our People: Sajid Hanif - Driving QHSE Excellence

Mon, 01 April, 2024

Sajid Hanif, the Regional QHSE Manager of TWI Gulf WLL, represents three key qualities that define his approach to quality, health, safety, and environmental (QHSE) management: diligence, proactivity, and collaboration. With over 18 years of extensive experience spanning various industries, Sajid brings a wealth of diverse expertise to his current role, driving innovation and excellence in QHSE practices at TWI since June 2021

Born in Pakistan, Sajid's childhood was shaped by a supportive family and a vibrant community. From a young age, he was drawn to the principles of safety, quality, and environmental stewardship, which ultimately paved the way for his career in QHSE management. His dreams of making a positive impact on the world by ensuring the well-being of people and the environment guided his educational pursuits, leading him to obtain a degree in Chemical Engineering and various certifications in QHSE disciplines.

Before joining TWI Gulf WLL, Sajid started on a professional journey that began at Water Regime Pvt. Ltd., where he honed his technical acumen as a Technical Service Engineer. He then transitioned to roles at Interloop Pvt. Ltd., DESCON Engineering (PVT) Ltd., ILF Consulting Engineer (PMC), and Trans Middle East General Contracting, where he played pivotal roles in enhancing safety measures, implementing QHSE management systems, and ensuring compliance with international standards and regulatory requirements.

Sajid's decision to join TWI Gulf WLL was driven by the company's renowned reputation as a leader in engineering, research, and training services, particularly in the QHSE domain. Since joining TWI, Sajid's journey has been exhilarating, collaborating with a dynamic team dedicated to driving QHSE excellence across the MENA region. Together, they have implemented robust QHSE processes, maintained accreditations, engaged stakeholders, and prevented incidents through proactive measures.

One of Sajid's proudest achievements at TWI Gulf WLL is the implementation of a comprehensive QHSE management system across the MENA region. This initiative involved strategic planning, policy development, training and awareness programs, audits, and continuous improvement efforts. The successful implementation of this system has resulted in improved safety outcomes, enhanced operational efficiency, and greater confidence among clients and stakeholders.

In his professional life, Sajid adheres to values and principles that guide his decision-making and actions. Integrity, safety, quality, accountability, collaboration, and adaptability form the core of his leadership style, characterized by visionary leadership, leading by example, empowerment and delegation, effective communication, and resilience.

For those aspiring to succeed in the field of QHSE management, Sajid offers valuable advice:

"Prioritise continuous learning and development, build a strong foundation, develop strong communication skills, focus on collaboration and teamwork, embrace leadership opportunities, stay committed to excellence, and remain adaptable and resilient"

Maintaining a balance between professional and personal life is crucial for Sajid. He sets clear boundaries, prioritises self-care, practices effective time management, communicates openly, embraces flexibility, spends quality time with loved ones, and practices mindfulness to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Sajid Hanif's journey as the Regional QHSE Manager of TWI Gulf WLL is a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence, safety, and sustainability. With his leadership and expertise, he continues to drive QHSE excellence and make a meaningful impact on the safety, health, and environmental sustainability of organisations and communities across the MENA region. 

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