Business Development Manager
Midlands and Northern Ireland Regions
Farah Baksh joined the Institution in 2012 and is the Business Development Manager for the Midlands and Northern Ireland. She acts as the Institution’s primary link with industry and academia, developing and supporting the engineering community whilst maintaining strong links with a network of contacts. She also provides strategic guidance to active members via the regional committees.
Farah introduces potential new members to the Institution, from students and apprentices to engineers at all stages of their career, and promotes the benefits of professional registration through tailor-made in-house workshops, group presentations, seminars and events. She advises individuals and companies on the most appropriate programmes to support the development of their engineers and takes candidates through the application process, from drafting a submission to preparing for interview.
Farah really enjoys the interaction with individuals and companies, and finds it rewarding to help and support engineers as they progress in their careers. Engineering is an exciting field, and she relishes finding out about the latest innovations and new technologies.
Farah has a degree in economics and an MBA in international business. She has over twenty years of business development experience, working with a variety of organisations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and Spirax Sarco. She is passionate about engineering and manufacturing, having been involved in it throughout her career in Sweden and the UK.
Farah has done several charity treks, including one to Everest Base Camp, and is planning the next one to the Ethiopian mountains. She is a keen advocate of hot yoga.
Farah’s top three
Favourite engineering innovation: Anything that makes life easier for us all.
Person I most admire: Nelson Mandela.
Greatest challenge facing engineering: How to use our rapidly depleting resources sustainably.