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#MeetOurTeam – Omar

We want to showcase our employees through what we have called #MeetOurTeam. Meet Omar!

Omar Virguez


Cegal Office:


Comes from:

Years in Cegal:

Omar Virguez

36 years

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Managing Director, Middle East and Asia

Caracas, Venezuela

9 years

What does a typical workday look like to you?

It really depends on which office I am in for the day. If I am in Dubai, my day starts early in the morning communicating with our teams in Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Perth, attending internal meetings, and preparing information for workshops.

If I am in KL, then the day starts even earlier – recovering from jet lag, meeting our team in the office, going out for client meetings, and attending internal workshops and sessions with the rest of the teams in the late afternoon.

Which technologies do you work with?

I’ve always been very connected with our software products portfolio. 9 years ago, I started in Cegal as a Support Geoscientist, assisting customers with problems and requests on our software; building new demo datasets, create new workflows to showcase to customers and build storylines around our technology. I learned a lot about customer support and to relate to the technical challenges of our clients.

Nowadays, beyond being responsible for all Cegal operations in the region, I'm also working with the MEA team in finding a common story using all the technology and services we have developed in Cegal. I love working with data: seismic, wells, models, spreadsheets, and so on.

Read more about our software for the subsurface

What drives you at work and in your role, what's fun?

The constant challenge and the ability to serve international customers. A great challenge at the moment is building a sustainable and healthy business in a very diverse region. We have very different customer cultures and mindsets in Middle East, Asia and the Pacific (Australia & New Zealand); our path of becoming a global tech powerhouse for the energy sector includes understanding and adapting to the needs of all of our customers globally.

The best part of my role is the constant communication I have with multiple parts of the company. It is always good to seek other perspectives.”

Omar Virguez

You will be attending APPEA next week, what are your expectations here?

As a member of the Cegal team exhibiting at APPEA, I expect to have the opportunity to showcase our innovative software products, data management services, and cloud offerings to a range of industry experts, thought leaders, and potential customers in Australia. This is a fantastic chance to demonstrate the unique value that Cegal brings to this market.

More Information about who you meet at the Cegal stand here> 

I also expect to have a chance to network with other professionals, build valuable connections, and gain insights into the latest trends and technologies driving success in the subsurface and digital domains. This is a fantastic opportunity to represent Cegal and be part of an exciting and dynamic team that is committed to turning IT challenges into digital success stories in Australia and other regions.

Read the case about our Australia-office >

What is the best thing about working in Cegal?

The culture of the company. I love the openness that exists within the different parts of the organization; that openness also helps to have a great work-life balance, and it is something we also transmit to our customers. 

Which app do you use the most, and why?

Strava. I’m always swimming, running, or cycling in my free time – all workouts are saved there and its data visualization features are amazing. 

What is your favorite quote?

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward. 

Victor Kiam

What do you prefer?

Android or iPhone?

iTunes or Spotify?

Podcast or radio?

Call or text?

Emoji or text?

Snapchat or Instagram?





GIFs (could that be an option?)


Is there anything else we should know about you? Any fun facts?

My hobby is practicing endurance sports. I’m an age-group triathlete, so I spend a lot of my free time riding a bike, swimming, or running outside. I’ve done a full Ironman and several Half-Ironman triathlons, so I’m always preparing for the next racing event. 

I’m also a parent of twins, Matias and Natalia, so the endurance training helps me to have a lot of energy for them when I see them at home. 

Is there anything else fun we should know about you? 

I’m probably the only Venezuelan in the world who does not know how to dance salsa. 

Omar meetourteam

A picture of Omar finishing the bike leg of an Ironman 70.3 triathlon race in Dubai 👍