mCloud Technologies Corp., a provider of AI-powered asset management and ESG solutions, has announced the creation of a new ESG-Digital Hub based in Houston to join similar hubs based around the world.

These hubs serve as focal points for local mCloud teams driving the ongoing technology development and customer delivery of AssetCare solutions worldwide, the company said in a press release on Jan. 26.

The new Houston-based focal point joins a hub based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada originally announced in February 2021 in collaboration with Invest Alberta, and a hub recently announced on January 25, 2021 based in Saudi Arabia in collaboration with Aramco.

To lead the Houston hub, mCloud also announced the appointment of Vincent Higgins as president of Oil and Gas Digitization. Higgins was most recently Honeywell’s global director and general manager of Digital Transformation and Workforce Excellence where he was responsible for Honeywell’s global digitalization offering to its industrial customers. 

Higgins has also previously served as CEO to several notable startups and was president of the Institute for Effective Leadership. 

Alongside the appointment of Higgins in Houston, Ibrahim Al-Hindawi, mCloud President of MENA has taken on leadership of the mCloud-Aramco hub in Saudi Arabia, which will also serve as the company’s headquarters in the MENA region. Al-Hindawi's deep expertise of the oil and gas and petrochemical industries has positioned him as a go-to digital and ESG expert to energy executives.

“We look forward to the accelerated growth the creation of these new ESG and digital hubs and organizational alignment will bring to mCloud in the months and years ahead,” said Russ McMeekin, mCloud President and CEO. “Under Vincent’s leadership in Houston in particular, we now have a direct leader to chart our strategic path to implement several key upstream digitalization and ESG initiatives we began in late 2021.”

mCloud also announced today that Arnel Santos, mCloud's executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer will leave the company to pursue other interests. Under the new organizational alignment, his current portfolio of responsibilities will now be overseen through the leadership of Higgins, Al-Hindawi, Weinerth and the global hubs.