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. 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, 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. Ishita is a subject matter expert on sustainability and green technologies, whose expertise is regularly sought by Reuters, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, BBC News and Marketwatch.

Mr. Sunny Surlaker was elected the Honourary 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. His pursuits include Concrete Technology, Admixtures, Construction Chemicals, Marketing, R&D and overseeing technical sales support for MC-India. He is also editor of Concrete India – ICACI’s Quarterly Journal.

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.

The 2017-2019 Board of Direction is as follows:-

PresidentMs. Radhika MarkanMD, H&K India.
Vice PresidentMs. Ishita ManjrekarDirector Technology, Sunanda Speciality Coatings Pvt. Ltd.
Hon. SecretaryMr. Sunny SurlakerHead, Admixtures Division, MC-Bauchemie India Pvt. Ltd.
Immediate Past PresidentMr. Pankaj ShahChairman & Managing Director, M/s S. P. Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
Past PresidentMr. Chetan RaikarChairman & Managing Director, M/s Structwel.
Past PresidentMr. M. A. JacobRetired Additional Director General of Works, Western Region C.P.W.D.
Past PresidentMr. Satish C. DhupeliaConsulting Structural & Civil Engineer, Project Management Consultant.
Past PresidentDr. S. K. ManjrekarChairman & Managing Director, M/s. Sunanda Speciality Coatings Pvt. Ltd.
DirectorMr. L. D. ShahProprietor, L. D. Shah & Associates
DirectorProf. Vinod VanvariHead of Civil Engineering department, Shri Bhagubhai Mafatlal Polytechnic (SBMP) Institute.
DirectorMr. Shashank MehendalePrincipal Consultant, Shashank Mehendale & Associates.
DirectorMr. Suhas BarveProprietor, Barve Consultants.
DirectorMr. Jeevan PatgaonkarCity Engineer Retired, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
DirectorMr. Sourabh ManjrekarDirector, Design & Development, Sunanda Speciality Coatings Pvt. Ltd.
Outstation DirectorMr. Shishir BansalChief Project Manager, Wazirabad Bridge Project DTTDC
Outstation DirectorDr. Raghuvir SalkarProprietor, Kuvelkar Salkar Associates.
Outstation DirectorMr. Umesh MagarTechnical Director, Nanded City Development & Construction Company Ltd.
Co-opted DirectorMr. Chetan S. PatilAssistant Professor, Sanjay Ghodawat Group of Institutions
Co-opted DirectorMr. Mukul ParikhPartner, Parikh and Associates
Co-opted DirectorDr. RampradheepAssistant Professor,
Department Of Civil Engineering,
Kongu Engineering College.
Co-opted DirectorProf. Ankur BhogayataHead, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Marwadi Education Foundation Group of Institutes.
Co-opted DirectorDr. Subrato ChowdhuryFormer Chief of Research and Development, Aditya Birla, Cement Business Group.
Co-opted DirectorDr. Vishal ThombreAssistant Engineer Coastal Road in Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).