Young Turks Take Over ICACT

ICACI’s Board of Direction (BOD) 2017-2019 is young, dynamic and raring to go.

In a path breaking move, the 38thAnnual General Meeting of the India Chapter of American Concrete Institute (ICACI) has elected all young Directors to the coveted positions of President, Vice President and Honorary Secretary.

Radhika Markan, recipient of the recent ‘Outstanding Woman Achiever in Leadership Role’ award from Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has been elected to the post of President. Notably, she is the first woman President of ICACI, and its youngest ever. With her elevation, the Indian engineering fraternity has shattered yet another glass ceiling. She is currently MD of H&K India – the world’s largest supplier of QST systems.

Further cementing women power in ICACI’s BOD, Ishita Manjrekar was elected Vice President. She is currently Director Technology of Sunanda Speciality Coatings Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, a well-known construction chemicals company whose operations extend from India to Nepal, UAE, Oman, Tanzania and USA. Ishita is a subject matter expert on sustainability and green technologies.

Sunny Surlaker was elected the Honorary Secretary. Sunny is currently Head, Admixtures Division at MC-Bauchemie India Pvt Ltd, a joint venture with MC-Bauchemie, Germany, manufacturing over 200 construction chemicals. His pursuits include concrete technology, admixtures, construction chemicals, marketing, R&D and overseeing technical sales support for MC-India.

All the three Office Bearers have significant global work experience and aim to bring international best practices into the day-to-day working of the Chapter Office, ICACI informs issuing a statement.

However, ICACI has kept a balance of experience and youth in the Board of Direction. By recent amendments in Chapter bye-laws, it has been ensured that the Past Presidents of ICACI also continue to remain in the BOD. Accordingly, five Past Presidents are presently part of the BOD bringing in their rich experience.

Further, some more Directors with experience and dedication have now been inducted in the BOD as also Professors, Academicians and Researchers from all over India.

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