Engineer gets prestigious UK fellowship award

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian entrepreneur and engineer Datuk Dr Dennis Ganendra (pic) has been awarded the prestigious British Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) International Fellowship.

This fellowship is the highest honour bestowed by the RAE and recognises Ganendra’s contributions to engineering, including his commitment to and continuing high deliverables in innovation, infrastructure projects, policy and academic advancement.

Ganendra was the only Asian among the group of eight international fellows appointed this year.

He is the chief executive of Minconsult Sdn Bhd and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK; Institution of Engineers (IEM), Malaysia; Institution of Highways and Transportation; Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM); and a Climate Action Fellow of the UN Global Compact – Network Malaysia.

Minconsult, an engineering consultancy firm, is headquartered in Malaysia. With over 30 years of multidisciplinary engineering project experience, his portfolio includes numerous award-winning local and international projects.

Ganendra is also the founder of pioneering renewable energy contractor Timeless Green Sdn Bhd.

The RAE is UK-based and created by Royal Charter. It is dedicated to promoting engineering excellence and advancing the engineering profession.