New President of Engineers Australia – Dr Raj Aseervatham

New President of Engineers Australia – Dr Raj Aseervatham


Source :  Qld Sri Lankan Newsletter – Dæhæna – December 2023

Engineers Australia has announced the appointment of Dr Raj Aseervatham, an Australian of Sri Lankan descent, as the new National President and Board Chair. Dr Aseervatham has more than 35 years of professional experience, commencing his career as a civil infrastructure engineer in local and state government. He has worked in two ASX 50 mining companies and one ASX 50 energy company, consulting and audit/assurance firms in Australia and overseas. He is a twice-published author on organisational leadership.

“I am excited to lead Engineers Australia as we continue to deliver on our current strategy; one that is designed to take us well into the next decade,” Dr Aseervatham said. Engineers Australia CEO Romilly Madew AO said that Dr. Aseervatham was well -equipped to lead the organisation. “Raj brings extensive engineering knowledge and leadership experience to the role. He is an accomplished senior executive with a long Australian and international career and is an experienced board director.

Dr Aseervatham has Sri Lankan ancestry but now lives in Brisbane. Although mostly schooled in Malawi, Zambia, and England, he was at St. Patrick’s College, Jaffna, for one year when he was 5. He is the son of a proud father Mr Aloysius Aseervatham who is a resident of Brisbane. Mr Aseervatham Senior is a prolific author and has written over twenty books on various subjects including mathematics, languages, religion,astrology, and Sri Lankan Cuisine. A write -up about the Senior Aseervatham was in our Dæhæna Newsletter (July 2012).

Details of his books can be obtained by visiting his website Aloysius’s father Mr. M.V. Aseervatham was well known for his Graduated Arithmetic book series (with a higher-level book published in all three languages of Sri Lanka which was popular in many Sri Lankan schools in the 50s to 70s.

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