Episode 183: The importance of SEG regional offices to advance geophysics

Yogaani Bhatia, SEG’s Managing Director for International Operations, discusses the value of the SEG regional offices as SEG celebrates over ten years of the Middle East regional office.

In this conversation with host Andrew Geary, Yogaani describes the work and vision for the SEG regional offices. She explains how geophysics is changing in the Middle East and highlights the similarities and differences between geophysics in the Middle East and China. Yogaani also shares what she’s most proud of over the past ten years at the SEG Middle East office and why the regional offices are important to the future success of the SEG and geophysics.

Seismic Soundoff · 183: The importance of SEG regional offices to advance geophysics

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Yogaani Bhatia is SEG’s Managing Director for International Operations. She is a market development & association management leader with a proven track record of driving knowledge exchange and innovation in the energy industry. With over a decade of experience at SEG, she has been instrumental in establishing and expanding the company’s operations in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and China. As the leader of SEG’s MENA, Asia Pacific, and China teams, Yogaani has fostered collaboration between energy companies, service providers, and independent innovators from diverse industries, creating opportunities for business interchange and driving progress in the global energy sector.

Before joining SEG, Yogaani held a prominent position at the World Gold Council, where she played a key role in shaping the growth trajectory of the gold industry by working closely with local trade partners, financial institutions, and industry experts to create and sustain demand for gold. With her deep understanding of market trends and consumer behavior, she brought a unique perspective to the industry that has fueled its growth and success.

Before her tenure at the World Gold Council, Yogaani gained extensive cross-industry knowledge as a Communications Director in the communication industry for eight years. During this time, she gained exposure to various sectors, including jewelry, metals, government organizations, luxury goods, retail, hospitality, travel and tourism, FMCG, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and financial services. Her diverse experience has equipped her with a strategic approach to problem-solving and a unique perspective on the issues that matter most to the energy industry.

Yogaani’s leadership, passion for innovation, and deep understanding of industry trends have driven her success. Her contribution to the industry has earned her a reputation as a thought leader and an inspiration to future leaders in the field. 


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Zach Bridges created original music for this show. Andrew Geary hosted, edited, and produced this episode at TreasureMint. The SEG podcast team is Jennifer Cobb, Kathy Gamble, and Ally McGinnis.

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