Prominent Alumni

Alumni National Chapters
To search Prominent alumni by country, please click on a respective country.
 

Australia Bangladesh Bhutan Cambodia Canada
India Indonesia Japan Korea Laos
Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Pakistan Philippines
Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand U.S.A. Vietnam
Prominent Alumni and Their Career Achievements
The list of prominent alumni is mostly based on the list of AITAA distinguished alumni awardees and names provided by national chapters. The information may not be completed and we welcome more inputs
 

Australia
Krishnamurthy Ramanathan M.Eng & D.Eng, Industrial Engineering & Management

Present position/ title:Consultant (Management of Technology and Innovation) – since August 2012. Last position held (October 2006 – July 2012) – Head of the United Nations ESCAP Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (October 2006 – July 2012)

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:

In the mid-1970s, as a young graduate from a middle-income family in Sri Lanka I had no hope of furthering my postgraduate studies at a good university abroad due to financial constraints and foreign exchange restrictions. AIT offered me a full scholarship and supported me to gain a Master’s degree and a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management. AIT gave me hope.

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Bangladesh
Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin D.Eng 1995 in Soil Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Professor and Director (Head), Institute of Appropriate Technology, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
AIT degree helped me tremendously in building my career. Whatever I learned in AIT, I applied in my professional field successfully. From AIT, I got a firm base in developing cognizance and professionalism which helped me in achieving my career potential.

S.M. Imamul HUQM.Sc 1980 in Agricultural and Food Engineering, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Professor (Selection Grade), Department of Soil, Water and
Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
-I was offered a doctoral scholarship by the French government before I completed my MSc. Degree from AIT. I believe, this was possible of my AIT education.
My degree from AIT was highly evaluated by the authorities in France and
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Dr. Nazrul IslamMBA 1998 & Ph.D 2002 in International Business, School of Management

Present position/ title:  Professor and Dean, Faculty of Business Administration Eastern University, Dhaka,
Bangladesh

Fields of Specialization:
Fundamentals of Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management,
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Industrial Relations, Strategic
Management, International Business, Business Research Methodology, etc.

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Mr. Md. Karimul Haque TalukdarM.Eng. 1971, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title:; served Asian Development Bank (ADB) in mid June 1984 and retired in December 2001 as Senior
Project Officer.

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
Mr. Talukdar joined East Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (EPWAPDA) in February 1965 [subsequently renamed as Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) in 1972] and served the Authority/Board in various capacities until mid June 1984. He worked mostly in planning and design departments of EPWAPDA/BWDB. Most prestigious part of his career in EPWAPDA/BWDB was his key role in establishing Flood Forecasting & Warning System in Bangladesh and in planning of the irrigation canal system of the “Teesta Barrage Project”. ….read more

EMADUDDIN AHMADM.Eng. 1980, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Former Executive Director, Institute of Water Modelling (IWM) and now Consultant to IWM

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
Mathematical Hydraulic Modelling was the thesis in my graduate program. I was inspired to work closely with the Government and development partner (DANIDA) in the institutionalization of ongoing TA project for National water planning using mathematical models to an independent non-profit Institute called IWM. IWM has been greatly contributing to the research and development planning of riverine Bangladesh in the sustainable water resources management developing various scenarios optimizing impact assessment.
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Dr. Jiban Ranjan Majumder Ph.D, Agricultural Systems, 2002

Recently the Bangladesh Government has posted Dr. Jiban as a Chief of the Asian Development Bank affairs at Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance. Immediately before Dr. Jiban served the Embassy of Bangladesh at Tokyo as Charge d’ Affaires, Minister for five years (September 2011 – September 2016), prior to that Dr. Jiban served the World Bank Headquaters at Washington, DC as a special assignment.

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Bhutan
Mr. Karma JimbaM.Eng. 1996, Natural Resources Planning and Management, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Managing Director

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
– AIT brand was known to my employer that gave me first consulting job after I graduated from AIT. The Project was funded by the Asian Development Bank.
– The Master Degree requirement involved writing thesis, the research and analysis knowledge gained out of it was of immense help in approaching and delivering consultancy services. ….read more

Kinzang NorbuM.Eng 1997, Water and Wastewater Engineering, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title:Chief Executive Officer, State Mining Corporation Limited.

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals

After the master degree from AIT, I could analyze to have better understandings on the objectives and mandates of the work entrusted and accordingly enabled to work critically. This helped my efficiency. Also, AIT degree generated a brand in my career advancement.

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Cambodia
Somethearith Din MSc. 2002, Urban Environmental Management

Present position/ title: Co-founder the Frangipani Villa Hotel Chain- President, Cambodia Hotel Association (CHA)

– Executive Member, Technical Working Group on Tourism (TWG-T), Co-Chair of Sub Working Group on Tourism Industry

– Executive Member, Cambodia Tourism Federation (CTF)

– Advisory Member, Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC)

Mr. Somethearith Din, a self-established entrepreneur who has co-founded the Frangipani Villa Hotel Chain, which has been claimed the first proudly Cambodian-owned Boutique Hotel chain. He was architect and having graduated Master Degree of Urban Environmental Management (UEM) from the prominent university, The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, and served as Country Manager of UN-HABITAT after spending nearly ten years in urban development field. He also used to serve as a Part Time Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Norton University. He is now a honorable visiting lecturer at Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC) for entrepreneurship course.

Mr. Somethearith is no ordinary architect and urban manager but also outstanding entrepreneur and public speaker who has grown his successful boutique hotel business with a very small capital. Apart from his business, he also serves the role as President of Cambodia Hotel Association (CHA), Vice- President of ASEAN Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHRA), a Founding Member of Cambodia Tourism Federation (CTF), an Executive Member of Public Private Working Group on Tourism, and also an Advisory Member of Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC).

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Canada
Dr. Malwila Gamini DissanayakeM.Eng 1977 & D.Eng 1981, Environmental Engineering

Dr Malwila Gamini Dissanayake is currently the Chair of the Environmental Science Department at Lakeland College, Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Dissanayake graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1974. He worked as a Lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Moratuwa briefly before proceeding to The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) to pursue a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering. He obtained a Masters degree in 1977 and a Doctoral degree in 1981 from the AIT in Environmental Engineering and Management. Just after graduation he worked as a senior research Associate at AIT and as a short term consultant at the United Nations Environment Program in Bangkok.

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India
Chandrashekhar Sadashiv ModakM.Eng. 1979, Structural Engineering and Construction, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Retired from Government of Maharashtra Water Resources Department Mumbai India as Secretary WRM & CAD(Water Resources Management and Command Area Development)

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
AIT degree was very much useful due to exchange of ideas among faculty and students from different nationalities, interdisciplinary nature of the course work. Construction Management degree was very much useful in financial and man management in development sector. ….read more

Dr. Hasan Akbar KazmiM.Eng. 1977 & D.Eng. 1991, Water Resources Engineering, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Board Director/ Managing Director, JPS Associates Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
– Both during master and doctoral studies, AIT provided me with a toolkit of analytical capabilities that I could apply to various technological industries. Outside of class, I found additional intellectual opportunities.
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Prof. Ashim Das GuptaM.Eng. 1973, & D.Eng 1976 Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title:  Emeritus Professor of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
Professor Dr. Ashim Das Gupta holds an honorary position of Emeritus Professor of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. He retired in 2006 after serving the institute at various academic and administrative positions in Water Engineering and Management (WEM) program for over a period of 30 years. Prof. Das Gupta was instrumental in orienting the academic curriculum and research of WEM towards Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) which became the first well-established IWRM-based graduate program in the region.
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Dr. Prasad ModakD.Eng 1984, Environmental Engineering, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title:  Professor (Adjunct) at Centre for Technology Alternatives in Rural Areas (CTARA)
Dr Modak was Professor at Centre for Environmental Science and Engg at IIT Bombay between 1984-1995. In 1996, he left IIT and established Environmental Management Centre (EMC), a strategic consulting company in environmental management. EMC (see www.emcentre.com) provides services in the area of sustainability to a wide variety of clients both in India and overseas has several “firsts” to its credit.

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Indonesia
Prof. Paul NugrahaM.Eng. 1979, Structural Engineering and Construction, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Associate Professor in Civil Engineering, Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
AIT’s academic rigor paves the career path in Civil Engineering, which later expanded into Higher Education Administration. AIT’s Asian and international roles embellished the cooperation of Petra Christian University with world class universities.

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Prof. Robertus Wahyudi TriwekoM.Eng. 1984, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Professor in Water Resources Engineering and Management, and Rector of Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung
How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
– M.Eng. degree in Hydraulics and Coastal Engineering that I got from AIT in 1984 gave me self-confidence on my expertise in water resources engineering, which encourage me to further study in Ph.D level.
– When I got Master degree from AIT, my GPA was 3.35, but the Head of the Division in Water Resources Engineering,
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Japan
Yoshiaki ShimuraM.Eng. 1987, Environmental Engineering , School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Executive Assistant, Contract Administration, Overseas Business Sector

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
April 2013:
 Executive Assistant, Contract Administration, Overseas Business Sector 
April 2011: 
General Manager of Administration Department, Overseas Business Sector

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HONDA, EriM.Eng. 1985, Human Settlements and Development, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Principal Urban Development Specialist, Urban Development and Water Division, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Asian Development Bank (ADB)Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
I have been engaged in preparation and implementation of ADB financed projects to improve urban infrastructure and municipal services in China, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Vietnam. My assignment has also included analytical works in the urban sector in Asia and the Pacific. 
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Masahiro ImbeM.Sc. 1974, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Executive Director of Association for Rainwater Storage and Infiltration Technology

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
Since I studied in AIT for two years, my English and international sense were improved very much. Due to the connection through AIT, I have got the many advantages on my work. Especially, even though 40 years has passed after my graduation from AIT, I still have the relationship with some wonderful classmates from various countries in Asia who became successful alumni.

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Mr. Masanori DANZUKA M.Eng.1985, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: General Manager, Overseas Operation Division, Chiyoda Corporation

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals;
Communication based on common language (English)/ appreciation of different culture background……all these actual experience in the AIT campus helped a lot for my career development…read more

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Korea
Prof. Tong-Ki WooM.Sc, Human Settlements and Development, 1983

Governor of Education, Daegu Metropolitan City

Dr. Seung-Hwan Lee M.Eng, Environmental Engineering & Management, 1990

Professor, KIT ( Kumoh National Institute of Technology)

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Laos
THANONGSINH KANLAYAM.Eng. 1991, Computer Science & Information Management, School of Advanced Technologies

Present position/ title: CEO Datacom

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
CEO Datacom
As well as Project Team Leader Leading the successful implementation of all major projects in ICT undertaken the company.
EDL HQ LAN networking 2001, National Polytechnic Institute Project, World Bank 1999, Done Chanh Palace 2004,
Indian Government supported ICT Training Center STEA 2004, National Statistic Center 2005, Bank of Lao PDR2005, National Data Center STEA 2006, BCEL Bank ADB Project 2006,
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Dr. Phouang Parisak PravongviengkhamD.Th.Sc. 1998, Agricultural and Food Engineering

Present position/ title: Vice Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
1982-1989 Deputy Director, National Animal Feed Research Centre, and Head of the Technical Advisory Board of the Livestock and Fisheries Department, Vientiane, Lao PDR
1989-1996 Deputy Director General, Livestock and Fisheries Department, and Advisor on Agriculture Policies to the Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Vientiane, Lao PDR

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CHONGCHITH CHANTHARANONHM.Sc. 2001, Regional and Rural Development Planning, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title:
-Commissioner ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), ASEAN.
-Commissioner, National Commission for Mothers and Children, Lao PDR.
-Secretary General, National Commission for Mothers and Children, the Government Office. Lao PDR

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
– International and regional career, development.
– National contribution and alignment to regional and international development dimension.
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Mongolia
GANBOLD RAVJIN (SAT’ 95) M. Eng 1995 in Computer Science

CEO, SKYTEL LLC, THE NATIONAL MOBILE OPERATOR (FROM 2006-2011)

CEO, UNITEL LLC, THE NATIONAL MOBILE OPERATOR (FROM 2011 UNTIL NOW)

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Myanmar
Dr. Soe Win MyintM.Sc. 1994, Natural Resources Planning and Management

Present position/ title:   Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Appointments:
2013 – present: Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, ASU
2008 – 2013: Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, ASU
2005 – 2008: Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, ASU
2001 – 2005: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Oklahoma.

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Nepal
Yuba Raj BhusalM.Eng. 1996, Regional Development Planning and Management – spring (asia),School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Finance Secretary, Government of NepalMr. Bhusal has been serving as the Finance Secretary for the Ministry of Finance since April 2014.
By and large, during his more than three decades of highly progressive accomplishments in the civil service of Nepal, Mr. Bhusal has contributed in various areas of national priorities. His major contributions are in the areas of poverty alleviation in the rural areas through strategic planning, public financial management, resources mobilization and utilization, mainstreaming gender issues in the development process, land use policy and land use management, forest resource management, administrative restructuring, civil service reforms and socio-economic development plans.
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Dr. Bindu Nath LohaniD.Eng. 1977 in Environmental Engineering, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title:Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development., Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Dr. Lohani is responsible for ADB’s Economics and Research Department (Office of the Chief Economist), Office of Regional Economic Integration, Regional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD), and the Office of Information Systems and Technology

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Dr. Laxmi Prasad DevkotaM.Eng. 1992, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title:Executive Chairman, Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project Development Committee

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
AIT provided me wider exposure with the academia and international perspectives. The degree earned at AIT gave me confidence in achieving my goals in both professional field and social life.

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
2012- : Academician, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology; 
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Mr. Surendra ShresthaM.Sc. 1980, Computer Science & Information Management

Present position/ title: – Director, International Environment Technology Centre (IETC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Osaka, Japan
How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
The multi-national and multi-cultural setting of AIT as an academic institute helped in the career. This is a unique quality AIT has and should continue to be nourished.
Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
– 2013 – present Director, International Environmental Technology Centre, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP IETC), Osaka, Japan
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Mr. Madhav Prasad GhimireM.Sc. 1992, Human Settlement and Development, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Government of Nepal

Mr. Ghimire contributed for successful conduct of historic election of the Constituent Assembly (CA). He served in that distinguished position for about a year till the handover to the elected Government in March, 2014. He served as the Chief Secretary of the Government of Nepal, from July 2009 to August 2012, the topmost position of bureaucracy proceeding to his distinguished civil service.
He believes that Masters Degree from AIT has become a turning point throughout his career.
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Dr. Lokendra Prasad PoudyalM.Sc. 1982 & D.Th.Sc. 1990, Human Settlement and Development

Present position/ title:Chairperson, Contemporary Development Center (CoDeC)

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:The AIT degree was significantly useful for me to enhance my professional career. Though I was exposed to some research work prior to joining AIT, after my enrolment as Masters and Doctoral Degree student, I found my professional capacity enhanced so much. It gave me great confidence in conducting research on various subject areas,

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Prof. Ram Manohar ShresthaM.Eng. 1982 & D.Eng. 1986, Industrial Engineering and Management

Present position/ title:
– Emeritus Professor, Energy Field of Study, AIT, Thailand
– Chairman, Academic Council, AITM/NEF-CCN, Nepal
How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
The AIT education has provided me fundamental analytical skills and sound knowledge base that are needed to face the challenges of existing and emerging problems in my professional area

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Dr. Amod Mani DixitM.Sc. 1982, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering

Present position/ title:Executive Director, National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET)

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
• Global identity: AIT is known the world over as a reputed institution that combines academic pursuit with practical research and its degree is recognized the world over. That helped me to present myself and my works easily in every negotiations; I could home into the problem without wasting time on preliminaries of introduction.
• Optimal combination of theoretical and practical approaches

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Arjun Kumar KarkiM.Eng. 1997, Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of Nepal
Mr. Karki has had a distinguished career in the Government of Nepal, having previously held important positions such as that of Acting Secretary / Regional Administrator, Western Region, Pokhara; Joint Secretary, Water & Energy Commission Secretariat; and as the Executive Director, Nepal Electricity Authority.

Mr. Suman Prasad Sharma M.Eng. 1995, Environmental Technology and Management, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Secretary of Ministry of Finance, Government of Nepal.
Mr. Suman joined the civil service of Government of Nepal since 1984 as an Assistant Engineer in the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage and worked in several capacities in the Department, later on served as the Executive Director/ Project Manager in major water supply and sewerage projects in Nepal, as well as Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works, Regional Administrator in the Western Development Region of Nepal and Financial Comptroller General of Nepal. In April 2014, he was promoted to the Rank of Secretary and served as Secretary of Information and Communication of Government of Nepal.

Mr. Ishwori PrasadPaudyalM.Eng. 1997, Engineering Environmental, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Acting Secretary, Water & Energy Commission Secretariat, Government of Nepal.

Mr. Paudyal has held key positions within the Government of Nepal, having earlier served as Director General at the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS); Joint Secretary / Spokesperson, Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA); and as Joint Secretary, at the then Ministry of Physical Planning and Works (MoPPW) among other important portfolios.

Er. Kamal Raj PandeM.Eng.1983, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Infrastructure Specialist in projects under The World Bank, UNCRD and ADB
-Professor, Transport Economics at the Nepal Engineering College
Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 

– retired from the Government of Nepal as the Joint Secretary from the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works (MoPPW) in January 2012.

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Rabindra Kumar ShresthaMBA1993 in Management of Technology, School of Management

Present position/ title: General Manager, The Fred Hollows IOL Laboratory,
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Gaushala, Bagmati Bridge, Kathmandu, Nepal

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
Currently I am working as a General Manager is due to AIT degree of MBA on top of my earlier degree of Mechanical Engineer. Therefore AIT degree help me lot to achieve in my career potential and goals-
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Mr. Shital Babu Regmee M.Eng.1990, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Expert water and energy, Jalsrot Vikas Sanstha.

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
• Office of the President, worked as Permanent Secretary, Government of Nepal. (October, 2013 to May, 2013)
• Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Government of Nepal.(October, 2011 to October, 2013).
• Water and Energy Commission Secretariat, Government of Nepal (June, 2011 to October,2011).
• Ministry of Energy, Government of Nepal. (December, 2010 to June, 2011).
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Pakistan
Engr. Rukhsana RahoojaM.Eng. 1986, Structural Engineering and Construction, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Secretary, FPCCI’s Standing Committee on Engineering, Research Industrialization. (FPCCI: Federation of Pakistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries)
How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
Enhanced my analytical abilities which remained my key strengths in seeking technical and managerial solutions. As an AIT Graduate, I was always looked up professionally by my peers and superiors that proved to be my success engine in achieving goals .

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Philippines
Jaime Gaerlan Del RosarioM.Eng. 1980, Computer Science & Information Management, School of Advanced Technologies

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
• President & Managing Director of Accenture Philippines from 2001-2002.
• Country Managing Partner of Andersen Consulting Phils from 1994-2000, Partner in-charge, Manufacturing & Distribution Sector, SGV-Andersen Consulting,1985-1993.
• Andersen Consulting Asia Partner in-charge, Process Competence, 1998-2000.
• ASEAN Managing Partner, Andersen Consulting’s Food & Consumer Products Practice, 1996-1998.
• Chairman & President, One Small Step Forward Foundation, Inc. (OSSFFI), the Family advocacy set up by the Del Rosario couple in 2003. Director, eTelecare ,2007-2009
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Engr. Leovigildo VeroyM.Eng. 1966, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
In the Government Sector:
* Senior Deputy Administrator for Resource Development and Management, MWSS (1995-1997)
* Member, Board of Examiner for Civil Engineers, PRC (1995-2002)
In the private Sector:
* Joined the partners LOPEZ HOLDINGS and LYONNAIS des EAUX as Senior VP for Operation of Maynilad  (1997-1999)
* Member, Board of Trustees and Technical Consultant, Maynilad Water Services (DMCI-MPIC group, 2007-2010)
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BRENDA L. NAZARETH-MANZANOM.Sc. 1990, Environmental Engineering, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Regional Director – Department of Science and Technology, IXCareer/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:

•2013 WMSUAA Lifetime Achievement Award

•2012 Gawad  Career Executive Service (CES) Presidential Award

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Rene S. SantiagoM.Eng. 1973, Systems Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: President and CEO of Bellwether Advisory Inc.Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
After completing his Master of Engineering (Systems Engineering) in 1973, with a grade point average of A–, he joined the government in planning the infrastructure development of the Philippines, then worked for 4 years with a conglomerate, before embarking on a consultancy path at a time (1983) of great uncertainty. Transportation was not his original career goal, but fate brought him back to the field where so much needs to be done and so few have dared to venture.

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Mr. Eduardo C. AboresM.Eng. 1981, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: President, Carmelray Industrial Corporation (CIC) CIC is the developer of Carmelray Industrial Park I (CIP1), a 230-hectare industrial estate in Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna, Philippines

•President, Schema Konsult Inc. 1987 to March 2000 Prior to his joining Carmelray Group, Mr. Abores was the founding president of Schema Konsult, Inc. (Schema). He held this position from July 1987 to March 2000. Schema is a multi-disciplinary planning and engineering consulting firm and one of the Philippines’ largest and most respected. The firm grew from 12 professionals in 1987 to about 500 personnel in various fields of architectural and engineering disciplines.
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Engr. Eliseo Iliscupidez EvangelistaM.Eng. 1972, Structural Engineering and Construction, School of Civil Engineering

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: President then Chairman of the Board , United CADD Tech Philippines, Inc. (2005 to date)
President, UniCADD Int’l., Inc., U.S.A.(2007 to date)
Managing Partner, HTMC Engrs. Co. (1992 to date)
Construction Arbitrator & Mediator (1991 to date)
Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, DTI President & COO, ConsOrient, Inc. (1985-89)
President & CEO, Heuristics Technology & Management Consultants, Inc. (1982 to date)
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Dr. Nicanor Camacho AustriacoM.Eng. 1965 & D.Eng 1975, Structural Engineering and Construction, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Consultant, on HR Development, Institutional Capacity Building, Organizational Development to various international organizations, i.e., Mekong River Commission (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos)Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
Consultant, on HR Development, Institutional Capacity Building, Organizational Development to various international organizations, i.e., Mekong River Commission (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos), Surface Water Modeling Center (Bangladesh), World Meteorological Organization, UNCHS/Bangkok Metropolitan Administration,

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Dr. Lilia Robles-AustriacoM.Eng. 1965, Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Consultant

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
The AIT degree helped me significantly in the development of my career goals considering that at the time of my graduation there are few women engineers and fewer with master degree. My AIT degree was the key to work in the Philippines, Malaysia and AIT, Thailand. It was the key to be accepted by the professionals that I have to work with globally.

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Dr. Ricardo Enriquez RotorasD.Eng. 2002 in Energy Planning and Policy, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: President, Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST)
How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
Three words: competence, character and confidence. The AIT degree with its excellent programs and academic training helped develop the competence and the required skills I needed to successfully achieve my career goals. One year after my AIT graduation, I became the Dean of the College of Engineering and eventually the University President. Being in the top position, one has to have the strength of character of which this was developed with the learning experiences and the mentoring as well as the coaching I received from AIT.
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Dr. Peter Nilo TiangcoM.Sc. 1992, Natural Resources Planning and Management, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/title: Administrator (with the rank of Undersecretary) National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals? As a holder of a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources Development and Management from the AIT, I was able to occupy one of the key positions in the DENR with my appointment as the head of one of its attached agencies, NAMRIA. Being a graduate of an exemplary academic institution like the AIT, I am fully capable of managing a highly-technical office along with the challenges such as dealing with multinational stakeholders whether from the private, government, or academic sector. …read more

Elise Acio-del RosarioM.Eng. 1980, Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Advanced Technologies

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
• Worked for 20 years with San Miguel Corporation’s Operations Research (OR) Department. Under her watch, SMC was given the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA)Prize in 1992 for ‘sustained and consistent use of OR In organizational decision-making’, the 1st non-American Company to win the award. Retired in 2000 as Vice President.
• Lectured at the UP Graduate School of Engineering and Accenture’s Operations Management for BPO Operations MBA Program
• Since 2003, Chief Financial Officer of One Small Step Forward Foundation, Inc., the family advocacy set up by the del Rosario couple.
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Prof. Dr. Dennes BergadoM.Eng. 1976, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineeing

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
Well-known consultant in Asia on ground improvement techniques, in-situ testing, geotechnical disaster mitigation, and probabilistic/numerical methods in geotechnical engineering. Since 1976 he had consultancy projects in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Lao PDR. Dr. Bergado is actively involved in research projects in his field of expertise in AIT. His 34 sponsored research projects ranges from US$ 4,500 to US$ 340,000
Authored 2 books on soil/ground improvement techniques, contributed 4 chapters in technical books, edited 22 books/proceedings and 32 research reports, and published 138 technical papers in Journals, 285 in Conference Proceedings and 67 Invited Keynote Lectures, supervised 160 Master and 15 Doctoral students. In 2012, he has 1533 SCOPUS Science Citations (2012). … read more

Professor Anthony Shun Fung ChiuM.Eng. 1988, Industrial Engineering and Management

Present position/ title: De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
Gokongwei College of Engineering, Industrial Engineering Department and Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research 
• Full Professor 7 and PhD Adviser
• EEI Corp Academic Chairholder of Industrial Engineering ( -2013)
• JM Reyes Professorial Chairholder of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (2013- )
Ramon Del Rosario College of Business 
• DBA Adviser
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Cristina LiamzonM.Sc. 1972, Human Settlements and Development, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Independent consultant/social entrepreneur

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
It helped to give me a framework and focus on integrated rural development as the career path I wanted to pursue.

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
Coordinated a network of Philippine NGOs involved in agrarian reform and rural development
Co-initiated the founding of a national network of peasant organizations in the Philippines
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Prof. Mario T. TabucanonM.Eng.1974 & D.Eng.1977, Industrial Engineering, School of Advanced Technologies

Present position/ title: UN University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (Visiting Professor)

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
AIT (Professor; Division Chairman; Dean; Vice President (Academic); Provost; President), 1978-2005
UN University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (Visiting Professor), 2005 to present
Consultancies (UNEP; UNESCO; UNIDO; ADB; etc.)

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Dr. Rodolfo C. Undan M.Eng.1969, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
President, Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, 1999-2007
Presidential Assistant for External Development, CLSU, Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, 1998-1999
Assistant Secretary, Department of Agriculture (DA), 1997-1998
Officer-in-Charge/Director, Bureau of Agricultural Research, DA, 1997-1998 (concurrent)
Administrator, National Irrigation Administration (NIA), Department of Agriculture, 1996-1997
Vice-President for Research, Extension & Training, CLSU, 1990-1995
Consortium Director (concurrent designation), Central Luzon Agricultural
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Prof. Ricardo P. PamaM.Eng. 1964, Structural Engineering and Construction, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Chairman, Tech. Panel for Engg & Tech. Education, CHED
Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
1965 -1970: Lecturer & Research Fellow, University of St. Andrews, Dundee, Scotland
1970-1996: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, VP for Development and VP for Academic Affairs, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand,
1996-1999: President, Schema Konsult International, Manila, Philippines
1999-2004: President Baguio Colleges Foundation (BCF), Baguio City, Philippines (Now University of the Cordilleras)
2004-2009: President, Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City
2009-2014: President, University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City
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Atty Mariano Santiago M.Sc.1974, Transportation Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
Plaque of Recognition given by the Land Transportation Office, April 2012 for his services from 25 August 1979 to 31 May 1987
Outstanding Service Award given by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Quezon City Chapter, June 2007
Outstanding Rotary President Award given by the Governor of Rotary International District 3780 in Rotary Year 1995-1997
Cavalier Award (Outstanding Alumnus Award) for Public Administration on March 1981 awarded by the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Inc. in recognition of the reforms he introduced in the operation of the Bureau of Land Transportation (now Land Transportation Office) as its Director
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Mary Lou L. Alcid M.Sc. 1982, Human Settlements and Development, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title:
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Field Instruction Program, Department of Social Work, College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Professional Contributions to the Field of Development Practice: 
Chairperson, Technical Committee in Social Work, Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Member, Technical Panel on the Social Sciences and Communication (CHEd) Representative for Academe, Multi-Sectoral Governance Coalition, Department of Social Welfare and Development
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Eduardo M. Ortega M.Eng.1976, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title:
• Chairman & CEO, DCCD Engineering Corp. (2006 – Present); President (2002 – 2005) • Assistant to the Regional Officer for Asia, Camp Dresser & Mckee Int., Singapore (1980 – 1981)
Other Posts/Recognitions:
• Past Director, Philippines Water Works Association • Past Director, Council of Engineering Consultants of the Philippines • 10th Place, Board of Civil Engineering Examinations (1972)

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Engr. Renato R. Ubay M.Eng.1966, Structural Engineering and Construction, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title:
Director, VP Engineering, Freysssinet Filipinas Corp. (2007 – Present)
Professional Affiliation
• Fellow Member and Past President for Lungsod ng Maynila Chapter, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) • Fellow Member and Past Chairman of Screening Board, Association Of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) • Member, American Concrete Institute (ACI) • Member, National Seismological Society of Earthquake Engineering of the Philippine

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Dr. Alvin Bustillo Culaba M. Eng. 1990, Energy, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Executive Vice President, De La Salle University, Manila
Executive Director for External Relations and Internationalization (2012-Present)
Full Professor 10, Mechanical Engineering Department and University Fellow
Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: *2014 Outstanding World Researcher
*2013 NRCP Lifetime Achievement Awardee
*2011 & 2009 Metrobank Outstanding Teacher (NCR)
*2008 NAST Dioscoro L. Umali Medal
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Dr. Primitivo C. Cal M.Eng. 1970, Transportation Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: Executive Director, University of the Philippines Planning & Development Research Foundation, Inc. (since ‘12)
Accredited Construction Arbitrator (since ‘05)
Dean, School of Urban & Regional Planning (SURP), ‘03-’07; Dean, UP College Cebu, ‘86 – ‘89) ,
Professor, SURP, University of the Philippines (‘77 – ‘09),
Foreign Professor, University of Tsukuba, (‘02 – ’03)
Undersecretary for Transportation, Philippine Govt, ‘93 – ’98
Senior Asst. (Transportation), East Sussex County Council, England, ‘74 – ‘77
Traffic Engineer, Southampton City Council, England, ‘73 – ‘74
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Sri Lanka
Mr. Sumitha SumanaweeraM.Eng. 2004, Environmental Engineering & Management, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Deputy General Manager, Corporate Planning, National Water Supply Drainage Board, Sri Lanka

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:

After graduated from AIT in 2004, he returned to Sri Lanka and developed water treatment unit operation modules for conventional water treatment for scheme capacities 500 cum/day to 2000 cum/day with smaller foot print and shorter construction period. He also introduced reverse osmosis water treatment to community affected with Chronic Kidney Failure of Unknown Etiology. He was responsible for developing and implementing programs to educate on ‘Water Safety Plans’ implementation in Sri Lanka.
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Piyal Dushantha HennayakeMBA 1992, Management of Technology, School of Management

Present position/ title: President at the AGM

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:

He joined CECB as a Civil Engineer after graduation and worked in several projects until 1990. Following the MBA he changed his career and moved to Lanka Ventures Ltd, as the Portfolio Manager in 1992. He commenced his banking career in 1995 joining HNB as the Senior Manager – Project Finance. He rose to the position of AGM – Project Finance and in 2004 was appointed to Head three Regions managing 35 branches.

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Prof. Murugesu SivapalanM.Eng. 1977, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title:Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:He obtained a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1975) and enrolled at AIT with a Keidanren Scholarship from Japan and obtained his M.Eng in Water Resources Engineering in May 1977. After briefly working at AIT as a Research Associate he went to Ibadan, Nigeria to work as a consulting engineer for 4 years. In 1981 he proceeded to Princeton University, USA,

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Wachchi Patabendege Ranjith Premalal De SilvaM.Sc 1990, Natural Resources Planning and Management, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Vice Chancellor, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
I gained access to international academic and research community through my education at AIT. The masters degree in INRDM not only strengthened my teaching and research capabilities but also provided me an opportunity to expose myself for wider group of professionals in my discipline.

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Mr. Vajira KulatilakM.Eng. 1987, Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Advanced Technologies

Present position/ title: Chairman of Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE)

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:

Mr. Kulatilaka is the CEO of NDB Capital Holdings and oversees the operations of the Investment Banking Cluster of the NDB Group, which includes NDB Investment Bank Limited, NDB Securities Pvt Limited, NDB Wealth Management Limited and NDB Capital Limited, Bangladesh. Recently, he has also been awarded the ‘Best Investment Banking CEO Sri Lanka’ award by Global Banking and Finance Review in recognition of his contribution to investment banking in Sri Lanka.

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W.J.L. Shavindranath FernandoM.Eng. 1982, Energy, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: General Manager, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB)

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:

Mr. Fernando joined the CEB in February 1979 as an Electrical Engineer, and rose up through the ranks to become the Deputy General Manager of the Thermal Complex, responsible for all the Thermal Power Plants in the Generation Division which post he held for two (02) years. He has also served in the Energy Unit where alternative energy technologies were introduced as a source of energy in rural areas. He has also severed as the Chief Engineer of this unit for one year.
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Taiwan
Dr. Chih-ku, FanM.Sc. 1985 in Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title:

Deputy Administrative Minister, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taiwan, Republic of ChinaHow AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goalsI was lucky enough to gain valuable knowledge concerning transportation field from AIT.After graduation,I apply these knowledge continuously to every aspect of my work.Besides, due to the good reputation of AIT, I was promoted gradually to this present position.

KAO, Chung-ChengM.Eng. 1981, Computer Science & Information Management, School of Advanced Technologies

Present position/ title: Deputy Mayor, New Taipei City Government, TAIWAN (R.O.C.)

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:

The Computer Application master degree program of AIT provided me all the IT & management knowledge helped me accomplishing many different fields of infrastructure construction projects.  As an engineer, the strict and concentrated training on problem solving ability I received in AIT has helped me to overcome many problems and difficulties in my work.    Overall, the study in AIT has been such a great inspiration on me that was far more important than any other training.  I really appreciate the school, the professors and schoolmates that had help in every way.
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Mr. George S.Y. ChenM.Eng. 1972, Systems Engineering and Management, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: 1. Division Convener, Sustainable Development Division, National Policy Foundation
2. Independent Board Director, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation
3. Independent Board Director ,TransAsia Airways Corporation
4. Auditor, Z-com Incorporation
5. Auditor, China Road Federation
6. Chairman, Kamalan Culture Foundation
7. Board Director, Chang Ya-Rou Educational Corporation

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Dr. Cherng-Chwan HwangM.Eng 1971, Community & Regional Development

Present position/ title: Retired & Adjunct Professor National Chiao Tung UniversitY

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
When I received my Master degree from AIT in TgTl,Transportation was a newlydeveloped field in Taiwan, and there were lack of related specialists in both public and academic sector’
I was then recruited by the Ministry of Transportation and communications to engage in system planning of various transportation development projects’

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Shun-Chung, Chang M.Eng. 1981, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Senior Advisor (Since Sep. 2011), Chan Chun Construction Co., Ltd.
2004 Apr-2006Oct., Vice President, Superintendent of Structure and Harbor department project. Taipei
2006 Oct.-2008 Oct., Associate Vice President, Superintendent of Taipei & Kaohsiung MRT Department project, Taipei
2008 Oct.-2011 Sept., Associate Vice President, Superintendent of Taipei to Taoyuan international airport link MRT Project, Taipei

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Thailand
Dr. Subin PinkayanM.Eng 1961, Water Resources Development, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Chairman of the AIT Board of TrusteesCareer/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
A distinguished professional engineer, Dr. Subin is the Chief Honorary Advisor to SEATEC ( Southeast Asia Technology Company Limited) Group of Companies.
Dr. Subin followed his M. Eng. in Hydraulics at AIT in 1961 with a Ph.D. at Colorado State University, and returned to AIT as a faculty member. Dr. Subin has had a well-rounded high-achievement career in education, government service (holding ministerial positions) and private sector.

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Dr. Prasarn TrairatvorakulM. Eng. 1976, Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Advanced Technologies

Present position/ title:Governor, Bank of Thailand
Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: Awards
2011 Central Bank Governor of the Year for Asia by Emerging Markets
2012 Financier of the Year 2012 by Money & Banking Magazine
Other Positions (Present)
– Executive Director, Thai Red Cross Society
– Council Member, Chulalongkorn University

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Mr. Wichien WilaingamM.Eng. 1983, Structural Engineering and Construction, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: 1988-Present Chairman, MAA Consultants Co., Ltd.
1995-Present Director, MAA Holding Consultants Limited (MAA Group)
2001-Present Chairman, ATN Properties Co., Ltd. And ATN Development Co., Ltd.

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals;
My professional engineering experience has started since 1983 after receiving The Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering and Construction Management at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). Extensive knowledge and well trained thoughts both theoretically and practically received from the academic program at AIT has tremendously influenced on the mindset in definite direction of growing my career path. …read more

Professor Dr. Srisakdi CharmonmanM.Eng. 1961, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: CEO of Srisakdi Charmonman Institute, President Emeritus for Life,
Acting Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Siam Technology CollegeHow AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals
In the year 1961, when I graduated MS (Hydraulics Engineering) from AIT with the highest grade, I got a scholarship from the US government to study for Ph.D. at Georgia Institute of Technology with the written purpose of the Ph.D. for me to be a computer leader in Thailand. After I earned my Ph.D. in 1964, I went to Canada to become an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University, and then an Associate Professor in Computing Science at the University of Alberta.
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General Dr. Boonsrang NiumpraditD.Eng. 1978, Structural Engineering and Construction , School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title:
– Chairman of Advisory Committee on Security Strategy, Ministry of Defence, 2008 – present
– Chairman of Administrative Committee, Strategic Studies Center, 2009 – present
– Chairman of committee member of Strategic group, National Defence College Think Tank for Society, 2010
– Chairman of Thailand’s Future Fund (scholarship granting), at Song Peenong Witthaya School, 1971-present
– Chairman of for Peace network Foundation, 2010-present
– President of West Point Association, 1999- present
– President of West Point Association, 1999- present
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Dr. Prasert PatramaiM.Eng 1971 & D.Eng 1973, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Chairman of the Board of Directors, TEAM Group of CompaniesCareer/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
2012-present Chairman of the Board of Directors of TEAM Group of Companies and affiliates, providing integrated consulting services and related businesses in the ASEAN region.
1990-2012 Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of Board of Executive Directors, TEAM Group of Companies which includes TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co., Ltd., and 18 affiliated firms.

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Mr. Vichai Bhucharoen M.Sc.1980, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Chairman – Board of Directors (GMT CORPORATION LTD.)How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals
Degree doesn’t help much but knowledge does.

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
15 years in Hydropower Construction Department and 1.5 years in Corporate Planning Office, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).
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Dr. Chusak OsonphasopM.Eng. 1976, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: – Managing Director of Chef’s Choice Foods Manufacturer Co., Ltd.

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals;
During my time at AIT, I have learnt to think, research and analyze in a systematic way in order to find answers and come up with conclusions. All these skills have been useful and applicable to all daily life situations.
I also had the chance to meet and get acquainted with lots of friends and professors within the institution. These people have now become great leaders in many organizations today. This valuable network was built up at AIT.
Furthermore, as AIT is a Westernized Institution, my degree and qualification was well recognized for further education abroad.…read more

Dr. Kraiwood KIATTIKOMOLM.Eng. 1969, Structural Engineering and Construction, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Advisor to the University & Associate Professor, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals :
AIT degree holders are well recognized worldwide. Therefore I can further my education without any difficulty
Careers :
2010 – Present
Advisor, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
2006 – 2010
President, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
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Dr. Prasong TharachaiM.Eng.1971, Transportation Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: President, Project Planning Service Public Company Limited

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
• Vice President of the Council of Engineer, Thailand, 2012-Present
• President of Thai Green Building Foundation, 2007-2009
• General Secretariat of the Council of Engineer, Thailand, 2002-2006
• General Secretariat of the Engineering Institute of Thailand, 2000-2002

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Dr.Samart RatchapolsitteM.Eng. 1982, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Former Member of the House of Representatives Former
Deputy Governor of BangkokCareer/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
A former member of the house of representatives (2007-2013) under the Democrat
Party. He was elected to be the Chairman of the Committee on National Debt
Solution of the House of Representatives. Prior to serving this position, Dr.Samart served as Deputy Governor of Bangkok.

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Prof. Dr .Chongrak PolprasertM.Eng. 1974, Environmental Engineering, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus, Khlong-Luang, Pathumthani 12120

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
My education at AIT has helped me to complete doctoral study in USA and enabled my academic careers to be useful in the environmental engineering and related areas

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Mr.Chaovalit Ekabut M.Eng. 1982 – Industrial Engineering & Management, School of Advanced Technologies

Present position/ title: Vice President-Finance & Investment, CFO/The Siam Cement Public Company Limited and President/SCG Investment from January 2011-Present

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
Beside great academic knowledge, AIT taught me how to learn and gave me a confidence that “anything can be learned” if one is interested and prepared to spend his/her time and efforts. Right after graduating from AIT, I joined SCG as a junior staff. Though I could apply some of the knowledge I learned from the school directly, there were many new things I had to learn and learning has been a part of new challenges and progress all along my career.

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Prof. Worsak Kanok-NukulchaiM.Eng. 1973, Structural Engineering and construction, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: President, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Professor Worsak is the first AIT alumnus and first Asian to be selected as the president of AIT in its fifty-four year history. Professor Worsak has had a very illustrious career and received his B. Eng (Hon.) from Chulalongkorn University in 1971, M. Eng from AIT in 1973, and Ph.D. as a Fulbright Scholar from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978.
He rejoined AIT in 1979, where he has served as Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, Former Dean of School of Civil Engineering (SCE), Founding Dean of School of Engineering and Technology (SET), Vice President for Resource Development, and from 1 July 2013 as Interim President of AIT.

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Dr. Chainarong Na LamphunM.Eng. 1980, Water Resources Engineering

Present position/title: President and CEO at Index International Group Co., Ltd.How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
SET-AIT gives me transformative experiences such as world-class faculty, innovative infrastructure programs and advance engineering technology. Everything getting done here exposes me to complexity of structure, transportation, water resources and environmental projects So, if you want to increase the level of knowledge and to grow your experience. SET-AIT may the best answer for you. Leadership is the result from the collaborative with quality classmates and advisors. Besides, I also have opportunities and be supporting from a strong alumni network.

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Mr. Somkuan WatakeekulM.Eng. 1963, Structural Engineering and Construction

Present position/ title: Advisor to the Board of Directors, CK Power Public Company

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
In recognition of the Degree from AIT together with the work performance, i obtained the opportunity for very good work assignment and very exceptional fast promotion. I worked in the very good public enterprises i.e. EGAT and PTT, and continued in the very famous private companies i.e. Team Group and CH.Karnchang Group. My works spans over 50 years using the engineering background from AIT as a core knowledge resulting in the very satisfactory and successful career.

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Mr. Supachai RakpanitmaneeM.Eng. 1983 in Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Present position/ title: Managing Director of Panya Consultants Co.,Ltd., Chairman of Panya Group & Vice President of AITAA Thai Chapter
Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
1991 – Present: Panya Consultants Co., Ltd. Managing Director/Senior Civil Engineer
1990: ATT Consultants Co., Ltd. Executive Director
Responsible for administrative and project management of the company, including the feasibility study, detailed design and construction supervision of civil engineering works

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Dr. Sumate TanthuwanitM.Eng. 1969, Structural Engineering and Construction

Present position/ title: CEO of the Ngow Hock Group of Companies which includes Regional Container Lines (RCL), TIPS Co. Ltd., Thai Prosperity Terminal Co. Ltd. and Sintanachote Co. Ltd. which are companies providing wharf, container freight station and bonded warehouse facilities

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:

– Understand the concept of how each process interlink in a systematic method, and the notion that process is the linkage among the subsystem group

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Mr. Taweechai Termkunanon M.Eng. 1979 in Human Settlements and Development, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: UNHCR Pensioner

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
I was lucky to be a student of AIT, a wide diversity of students and faculty members of different nationalities, which was an advantaged. I experienced specific academic trainings in the Division of Human Settlements Development both in the class rooms and undertook field research for my thesis and living in international environment settings. These experiences have greatly contributed to a success of my 27 years career with UNHCR.

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U.S.A.
Rasaratnam LogendranM.Eng. 1980 in Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Advanced Technologies

Present position/ title: Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Graduate Program Chair

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
It has been my desire to be an educator in an academic institution, to teach and pursue research on challenging problems, jointly with students. I derive enormous satisfaction seeing students, upon graduation, transition from students to mature adults, fully capable of carrying out duties expected of them to the best of their abilities. The Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management that I earned from AIT has served as the catalyst for realizing this goal.

Dr. Rafiul AhadMSc. 1980, Computer Science & Information Management, School of Advanced Technologies

Present position/ title:
Vice President, Software Development, Oracle Corporation, USA

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
AITtaught me Computer Science and afforded me hands-on experience in Software Engineering concepts, tools, and techniques in a (then) state-of-the-art Information Technology laboratory. It prepared me for both pursuing a doctoral degree in Computer Science and starting a career in Software Industry.…read more

Prof. Sundaram Gunasekaran M.Eng. 1981, Agricultural and Food Engineering

Present position/ title:  Professor

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
AIT degree laid the foundation for my academic and professional career. At AIT the curriculum was rigorous, people were considerate, and the environment was nurturing. In all, I consider 18 months spent at AIT among the most memorable and valuable in my academic life.

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Parameswaran Kumar MallikarjunanM.Eng 1988, Agricultural and Food Engineering, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Professor of Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (aka Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA USA

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals: AIT degree provided opportunities to learn about other cultures around the world and become more confident in presenting your ideas to a wide range of audience. In addition, AIT experience enhanced my capabilities to come up with independent research ideas and pursue the passionate research topics. I am involved in developmental projects in Africa and my experience at AIT to work on appropriate technologies for the region helped me shape my research program in Africa.

SUREERUT ANNE KOCHAON, QEPM.Sc. 1984 in Environmental Engineering, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Currently a Senior Project Manager/Planner at Parsons Corporation (since 1998) managing large scale, complex projects related to environmental management and monitoring in the U.S.

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Vietnam
Nguyen Thanh PhuongM.Sc. 1992 in Agricultural and Food Engineering, School of Environment, Resources and Development

Present position/ title: Vice-rector of Can Tho University, National Parliament member (2011-2016) (Member of Committee for Science, Technology and Environment
Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT: 
– A Professor in Aquaculture and Fisheries of the College of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Can Tho University, Viet Nam with more than 27 years working in the field of aquaculture and fisheries.- Coordinator of more than 25 projects with different disciplines and consultant for international and local projects conducted in Viet Nam, especially in the Mekong Delta. – Author and co-author more than 150 papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings; and 8 English book chapters; and 3 Vietnamese text books.- Participation in National Parliament activities.…read more

Mr. Le Thanh Quyen M.Eng. 2005, Telecommunication, School of Advanced Technologies

Present position/ title: Assistant to BoD, Saigon Postel Corporation

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals:
Study at AIT provides wide knowledge and experience for researches and development in our career. Firstly, AIT programs provide us the wide knowledge with many world class professors and researchers. Secondly, It push us to the beyond the limit of our capacity in assignments and projects. In addition, It is multinational environment which build the strong inter personal skill and knowledge about culture, and knowledge. AIT is the institutes which provide a lot of successful alumni in education, government, and business sectors in Vietnam. After graduation, we are also benefit from strong AIT Alumni Network.…read more