Earlier this year, Suresh Gorana, a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in our Onshore Engineering & Construction business, was received both as a Chartered Engineer and Fellow by the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
“In the past, I had never expected that I would have a formal involvement with the IChemE; however all this changed when I was selected to be a SME in Petrofac. I thought I could definitely add value to my SME role by gaining accreditation with the IChemE”, commented Suresh on his recent achievements.
The accolade is particularly prestigious given that fellow status is usually only granted to those who already hold chartered status; gaining both at once shows an outstanding contribution to the industry. Suresh gained both statuses at the same time following an interview with an IChemE panel of experts. The panel was highly impressed with Suresh as he described his role within Petrofac along with the vast international experience he has gained over the last three decades. His eagerness and continuous efforts to transfer knowledge to a younger generation of chemical engineers also played a pivotal role in the decision to appoint Suresh as a Fellow.
Suresh has already started giving back to this prestigious institution, contributing to the formulation of the IChemE’s Global Policy for 2012 on subjects such as energy, water, health and wellbeing as well as food and nutrition. Suresh is currently writing a book called ‘Practical Engineering and Troubleshooting’ which he hopes will become a valuable manual for chemical engineers.