Engineers Without Borders International names Sanjiv Indran as new president

Sanjiv Indran, the new president of Engineers Without Borders International.

New president announced for Engineers Without Borders with the organisation’s global collaboration work more important than ever.

Engineers Without Borders International has announced the appointment of its new president, Sanjiv Indran. Alongside Indran’s appointment, the annual board election has also taken place with four global members offered seats. They include Karl Ove Ingebrigtsen, EWB Norway, chairman of the board, Peter S Nzabanita, EWB East Africa, executive director, Kapil Dev Regmi from EWB Nepal and Rajeev Lal from EWB India.

Showcasing EWB’s momentum for 2024 and beyond, these appointments emphasise EWB’s priority on global collaboration, with 2024 culminating in EWB’s Global Summit in Indran’s home country of Malaysia.

EWB’s work has never been more crucial, with the world continuing to face many significant interlinked global challenges, including the climate crisis, that pose a significant threat to life. Millions of people still lack access to clean drinking water, adequate sanitation facilities, nutritious food, safe housing, and reliable energy, all issues that will be discussed at EWB’s Global Summit and throughout EWB’s ongoing mission under new president Sanjiv Indran.

The principal consultant at a boutique management consulting firm in Kuala Lumpur, Indran currently serves as the president of Engineers Without Borders Malaysia. He co-founded EWB Malaysia in the hope of inspiring and empowering the next generation of Malaysian and international engineers to help build a sustainable future. Indran says he is excited for the future of EWB-I and the collaboration that can be fostered across the globe to further the mission of the organisation.

“We have already achieved so much under the guidance and direction of the current EWB International board, as well as the fantastic leadership of former president and CEO of EWB USA, Boris Martin,” said Indran. “With everyone’s help, I look forward to sustaining that passion by taking our accomplishments forward into the next couple of years – and building upon them even further.

“We will continue to strengthen our organisational stability, develop a clear strategy to engage more EWB member associations across the globe and enhance our mutual collaborative experience. Together, I am certain that we can accomplish greater things for the global movement,” he said.

The EWB-I presidential and board transitions mark the beginning of what promises to be an exciting year of collaboration for every representative of EWB to inspire, build and shape a future-fit engineering community that can support individuals in crisis through shared knowledge and solutions.