FISITA, the international membership organisation for the automotive and mobility systems engineering profession, has honoured Dr Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra, with the FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership Award 2019.
The FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership, with Automotive News as Official Media Partner, is a unique status within the automotive and mobility systems engineering community. Recipients are recognised as leading technologists who have made a significant commitment and contribution within the industry.
Dr. Pawan Goenka is a part of this exclusive group of international technologists, following a strict review and selection process, which identifies no more than 20 outstanding achievers to the Academy each year. Dr Goenka was acknowledged and recognised at FISITA’s World Mobility Summit in Nagoya, Japan in November.
Commenting on the award, Dr Pawan Goenka said: “I’m greatly honoured and humbled to be named in the inaugural FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership. My heartfelt gratitude to FISITA and my industry colleagues for this technical leadership award. I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the collective zeal and effort of my colleagues over the past 29 years who have contributed to what our company and what I as an individual have achieved.”
Dr. Goenka earned his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from I.I.T., Kanpur and Ph.D. from Cornell University, U.S.A. He is also a Graduate of Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. He worked at General Motors R&D Centre in Detroit, U.S.A. from 1979 to 1993. Thereafter, he joined Mahindra & Mahindra, as General Manager (R&D) and was appointed Managing Director in 2016.
Chris Mason, CEO of FISITA, said: “FISITA was delighted to announce the inaugural recipients of this prestigious status and unique recognition, awarded to outstanding individuals during our Technical Leadership Summit this year — congratulations to Dr. Pawan Goenka who is one of our first recipients into the FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership.”
Recipients of the FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership were unveiled at the Summit in Nagoya, Japan on November 5.
FISITA as a change engineer
FISITA is the international membership organisation that supports the automotive and mobility systems sector in its quest to advance technological development. Since its creation, FISITA has seen significant growth in influence and relevance. Its network of Member Societies and Corporate Members embraces more than 210,000 engineers across 36 countries, placing it at the heart of one of the world’s most economically important, technically advanced and fast-changing industries.
FISITA facilitates dialogue between engineers and industry, governments, academia, and environmental and standards organisations, across all areas of automotive and mobility systems technology, welcoming engineers new to our industry and sharing experience and expertise. The organisation is recognised for delivering internationally-acclaimed technical events, including the World Congress, World Mobility Summit, FISITA PLUS conference and EuroBrake, the world’s largest braking technology conference; as well as supporting the significant events run by our Member Societies.
FISITA’s Roadmap strategic engagement plans see our organisation’s continued investment in the next generation of engineers through the ‘Your Future in Automotive’ initiative, and the long-term ‘Engineer 2030’ project, while our Industry Committee is pioneering our strategic tracking of the evolving mobility sector through the FISITA Eco-System mapping project – ensuring that our organisation continues to deliver leadership and a relevant community to this and future generations of engineers.
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