Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy.
Only constant is life’s change, Keeping up with the spirit of change, In a path breaking move, the 38th Annual 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 Honourary Secretary. ICACI’s Board of Direction (BOD) 2017-2019 is young, dynamic and raring to go.
Ms. 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. Further cementing women power in ICACI’s BOD, Ms. 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. Mr. Sunny Surlaker was elected the Honorary Secretary. Sunny completed his B.E. (Civil) from V.J.T.I. Mumbai and his Masters
(Civil) from University of Michigan, USA. Sunny is currently Head, Admixtures Division at MC-Bauchemie India Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture with MC- Bauchemie, Germany, manufacturing over 200 construction chemicals.
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. At the same time, 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.