• Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kretschmann
    Dr. Kretschmann is full Professor and President of the TH Georg Agricola University (THGA), Bochum, Germany, a WFEO associate.

    He is also an the Managing Director of DMT Society for Teaching and Education (DMT-LB) and an external Professor at RWTH Aachen University. In these respects, his role is both in Engineering Research and in Knowledge Transfer, specifically in the post-mining area. A proof of his significant work is that on 9 May 2020, the THGA was awarded the European banner by Europa-Bochum, acknowledging the commitment of the German university “in and for Europe”.

    Dr. Kretschmann has been long time active in WFEO Working Groups, thus highlighting the importance of international cooperation in engineering. He stands out by far to promote the Engineering Profession as a fundamental tool to achieve sustainable development and green environment in support of the UN SDGs.

    The FEANI community has known Dr. Kretschmann since many years in the context of his active support for the FEANI German National Monitoring Committee. He successfully advocated for a closer relationship of engineering graduates and the FEANI organization, in particular the FEANI EUR ING Professional Title. THGA is also a strong partner within the FEANI initiative “Engineers for Europe”.

  • Dr. Vilas Mujumdar
    Vilas Mujumdar has been an independent consulting engineer since 2009. Previously he was CEO, President and Partner in many large engineering firms and at highest-level in the public sector; Chief of Operations, Division of State Architect, State of California; Director, Engineering Research Centers Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). His professional experience includes Design, Project Management, Teaching, and Research Management in Asia, Europe, Canada and the US.

    Vilas Mujumdar is a recipient of many awards and recognitions nationally and internationally. He currently serves on American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) board of Direction and has served on the Board of Direction of many other Professional Societies He is recognized internationally for his leadership and contribution to integrated trans-disciplinary work in reducing natural hazard risks, and is proactively involved in addressing resilience and sustainability issues facing the global society.

    An author of two books, 85 papers, and keynote speaker for over 30 international conferences, Vilas Mujumdar’s leadership experience in the field of engineering is immense. He holds his doctorate in public administration and public policy (seismic risk), a master’s degree in structural engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Mujumdar also received a master of business administration in finance.

    Vilas Mujumdar was awarded the WFEO Medal of Engineering Excellence in November 2019.