Industry Advisory Council (IAC)
Engineering Industry Advisory Council

The Engineering Division continues to develop a unique and innovative Engineering curriculum for the 21st century. This is designed to educate leaders who have the talent, experience and dedication to make a significant difference towards the betterment of humankind in a highly technologically advanced and global world.

The Industry Advisory Council will assist in this mission in:

  1. Providing feedback on industry wide education and research activities for our faculty and students

  2. Assisting in connecting our students with internship, externship, and employment opportunities in collaboration with the NYUAD Career Development Center

  3. Supporting Engineering through written and verbal communications with the NYUAD Academic Leadership, and with various Accreditation agencies as needed

  4. Providing advice and guidance regarding our future development efforts in Fundraising

Council Members

Mahir Nayfeh

Mahir Nayfeh - Chairman
Partner
McKinsey & Company

Geoff Akiki

Geoff Akiki
General Manager
GlobalFoundries

Omran Assa

Omran Assa
Vice President & Business Development Manager for Middle East, Central Asia, & India; UAE Country Manager
Bechtel Infrastructure Global Buisness Unit

Naguib Attia

Naguib Attia
Chief Technology Officer & Vice President Africa Skills Initiative & Technical Leadership
MEA at IBM

Mohamed Baka

Mohamed Baka
Information Technology Advisor
ADWEA

Philip Bourne

Philip Bourne
Regional Director Middle East
The Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company

Charles Camarda

Charles Camarda
Senior Advisor for Innovation, Office of Chief Engineer
NASA

Titia De Mes

Titia De Mes
Water for Industry Leader
Arcadis

Arvind Goverdhan

Arvind Goverdhan
Executive Vice President
Stanley D Lindsey & Associates Ltd

Rachael McDonnell

Rachael McDonnell
Head of Climate Change Modeling & Adaptation Section
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture

Bob Prieto

Bob Prieto
Senior Vice President
Fluor

Melina Tarazi

Melvina Tarazi
Head of Business Developments
SAP

Samer Madanat, Dean of Engineering Division, NYUAD

Samer Madanat
Dean of Engineering
New York University Abu Dhabi

Fatma Abdulla

Fatma Abdulla
Senior Vice Provost, Strategy & Planning
New York University Abu Dhabi

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Sunil Kumar
Interim Vice Provost of Graduate & Postdoctoral Programs; Global Network Professor of Engineering; Professor of Mechincal Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
New York University Abu Dhabi

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Ramesh Jagannathan
Associate Dean of Engieering; Vice Provost of Entrepreneurship & Innovation; Engineering & Research Professor
New York University Abu Dhabi