AACE International Activities: Asoka has over 25 years of experience
in project control and project management
in both the government and private
sector, and has been an active AACE International
member since 1994. Asoka has
worked in several leading EPC industry firms
such as Bechtel Power Corporation, Westinghouse, Washington
Group and Savannah River Remediation LLC, URS Corporation.
Currently working with Bechtel Australia under their Minning and
Metals Global Busines Unit as a Project Controls Manager.
He became a CCE in 1996; an EVP in 2006; and an AACE Fellow in
2007. He is on the AACE Technical Board,serving as the director
for the International TCM Meeting. He is Chair of the EVM Committee
and he serves as an EVP exam evaluator. From 2008 to
2010, Asoka served as the Director for Region 3. He held the position
of an Executive Board Member of the Central Savannah River
Area Section for several years, serving as President, Vice President,
Programs Director, Communications Director, and Treasurer. Asoka
has been a volunteer instructor for the CCE/CCC Certification Prep
Courses, and set up CSRA Section’s EVP/PSP Certification Courses
and obtained sponsorships from Augusta State University. Asoka
holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mecanical Engineering and
a Master of Science Degree in Project Management from George
Washington University. He is a member of PMI, Institution of Engineers
(India) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Goals and Objectives
As the Director of Region 8, I would support all the grassroot
efforts of the Sections that contribute to the overall growth of
AACE. My specific actions and plans will include::
Improve communications by being a conduit between the AACE International leadership and the leaders of various sections in the Region. Communicating the Board plans and objectives clearly and directly to the Sections and to understand their concerns and procure assistance from home office, where necessary.
Encourage sections on increasing memberships, helping their members in obtaining certifications, and help to achieve AACE International recognition awards.
Support efforts of the Sections in arranging joint meeting opportunities with other professional associations/societies in respective areas.
Recognize sections organizing effective certification/education workshops and conducting regular monthly meetings
with effective speakers.
Help to establish new sections and student chapters in the region, where there are opportunities for growth.
Share best practices among various sections under the region for continued growth. Help to share webpage and newsletter information to understand what works across the board.
Solicit memberships from local sections to the AACE International committees and education boards for mutually rewarding experiences and encourage annual meeting attendance.
Help to make the AACE International experience, a rewarding one for every member from each section in the region.