Board of Directors

Dr. Simin Sadeghi
PRESIDENT
DR. SIMIN SADEGHI
President

Simin is a petroleum engineer at Biota Technology in Houston, where she specialized in using subsurface data to optimize well spacing and completion design and maximize well economics.

Fred Arasteh
Fred Arasteh
Mr. Fred Arasteh
Former President

Fred is a veteran of the petroleum industry with over 25 years of experience developing major international petroleum projects.

Ms. Asal Rahimi Zeynal
Ms. Asal Rahimi Zeynal
Ms. Asal Rahimi Zeynal Secretary

Asal is Completions Evaluation Team Leader at MicroSeismic Inc. in Houston, where she specializes in monitoring and mapping of hydraulic fracture operations in unconventional oil and gas plays.

Dr. Vida Gholami
Dr. Vida Gholami
Dr. Vida Gholami
Treasurer

Vida is a Storage Field Engineer in the Storage Risk Management Organization of SoCalGas. Vida’s main responsibility is DOGGR, 

DR. HAMIDREZA SAMOUEI
DR. HAMIDREZA SAMOUEI
At Large

Hamid has chemistry background and actively doing chemistry-related research in oil and gas industries, especially on scales, viscoelastic surfactants and corrosion inhibitors.

MR. IMAN ORAKI
MR. IMAN ORAKI
Internal Affairs

Born and raised into a hard-working family in south-western part of Iran (Khuzestan Province) at the foothills of the Zagros mountain range, Iman received his B.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering, from Petroleum University of Technology (PUT) of Ahwaz

Dr. Mojtaba Ardali
Dr. Mojtaba Ardali
Dr. Mojtaba Ardali
Membership

Mojtaba Ardali is currently senior Reservoir Engineer at California Resources Corporation (CRC). He has more than 7 years of industry experience during which he has worked on diverse projects in conventional and unconventional reservoirs. 

Mr. Moji Karimi_s
MR. MOJI KARIMI
MR. MOJI KARIMI
External Affairs

Moji is the co-founder and CEO at Cemvita Factory, a biotech startup on a mission to create a carbon-negative future by transforming CO2 into valuable products. He is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur and engineer who helps ideate, develop, and commercialize groundbreaking technologies.