Helping to improve the quality and quantity of engineers in Indonesia, PII plays a highly strategic role in national development. It is Indonesia’s second oldest professional organisation and most prestigious engineering body, with members comprising 23 engineering colleges and universities, and more than 15,000 professional engineers, including 1,000 registered with ASEAN Engineering, and 50 with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
“My appointment as Executive Director will support the President and Secretary General in managing PII’s operations including membership, certification and networking events across Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific,” said Habibie.
Habibie was appointed together with Danis Sumadilaga and Ilham Akbar Habibie, the institution’s President and Vice President respectively. Danis was formerly Director General at the Ministry Public Works and initiated the Metropolitan Sanitation Management Investment Project, where SMEC is lead firm of the Project Implementation Support Consultant. Ilham Akbar is the eldest son of late President Republic of Indonesia, Baharuddin Jusuf Habibie.
In October 2023, Johan Basson (Function Manager, Urban Development) received an Honorary Fellowship from the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA).
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In a strong display of commitment to environmental sustainability, around 50 SMEC employees recently laced up their running shoes to participate in the “Takbo Para Sa Kalikasan” (Earth Run) 2023 held on 26 November at Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex, Pasay City. The event featured three run categories – 5K, 10K, and 25K – and was organised by the Green Media Events Company.
To bolster environmental stewardship, SMEC joined forces recently with the Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) for a successful tree planting initiative in Vietnam. The activity, held at Me Linh Station for Biodiversity, located around 50km north of Hanoi, marked a significant step in SMEC’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.