Business Development Manager
Midlands and Global Relationship Manager - Key Accounts
Farah Baksh joined the Institution in 2012 and is the Global Relationship Manager for the Midlands region and the Institution's Global Key Accounts.
Farah guides engineers in industry and academia, through the process of gaining registration. This includes encouraging students and apprentices to sign up for their free membership to coaching engineers to achieve Chartered, Incorporated or Engineering Technician registration and Fellowship. This is done through presentations, workshops, seminars and one to one advice sessions both as in company events and also as open events. These events provide members of the engineering profession many opportunities to access guidance, support and advice either face to face, over the phone or via email and webinars. Farah can offer end to end support , whether you are at an early stage in your career or an experienced professional , supporting development across all registrations of EngTech , IENG and CENG and can provide guidance on your application forms and interview guidance
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, Spirax Sarco and Alfa Laval. 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, Darjeeling, Simian Mountains in Ethiopia and Mount Kenya. She has also donated her time to Habitat for Humanity doing house builds. 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.