WFEO President

Dr. Marlene Kanga

WFEO President Elect Marlene Kanga

Dr. Marlene Kanga AM is a chemical engineer and a past president of Engineers Australia. She is a board member of Sydney Water Corporation and Director of iOmniscient Pty Ltd which has developed patented software technology for intelligent video analytics systems. She is also a board member of Innovation Australia which has oversight over the Australian Department of Industry, Science and Innovation R&D, venture capital and other programmes to support innovation, and is Chair of its R&D Incentives Committee, the largest support program for innovation in industry in Australia.

Dr. Kanga has served WFEO for many years. She has been a member of the Executive Council and Special Advisor to the WFEO President for the Asia Pacific Region, chair of a sub-committee for capacity building for natural disaster risk management and deputy chair of the Committee for Disaster Risk Management. She is also chair of the World Engineers Convention (WEC 2019) to be held in Melbourne.

Dr. Kanga is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Academy of Technology Science and Engineering and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She was the Federation of Engineering Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) Professional Engineer of the Year in 2014 and listed among the Top 100 Engineers in Australia in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and the Top 100 Westpac Women of Influence in 2013.

 

WFEO Past Presidents

NAME COUNTRY YEARS
Eric Choisy Switzerland 1968-1974
Sadok Ben Jemaa Tunisia 1975-1986
A.Y Ishlinsky Russia 1986-1991
William J Carroll USA 1991-1995
Conrado Bauer Argentina 1995-1999
José Medem Spain 1999-2003
Dato Lee Yee Cheong Malaysia 2003-2005
Kamel Ayadi Tunisia 2005-2007
Barry Grear Australia 2007-2009
Maria Prieto Laffargue Spain 2009-2011
Adel Al Kharafi Kuwait 2011-2013
Marwan Abdelhamid Palestine 2013-2015
Jorge Spitalnik Uruguay 2015-2017

WFEO President Elect

NAME COUNTRY
Ke Gong China




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