Dr. Marlene Kanga is a leading engineer and the first Asian born national president of Engineers Australia. She graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, completed a Master’s degree at Imperial College London and a PhD at Macquarie University. She is a Fellow of engineering institutions in Australia, New Zealand and India and the Institute of Company Directors. Marlene is a board member of Innovation Australia and Sydney Water Corporation and Chair of the Department of Industry R&D Incentives Committee. She is a director of iOmniscient Pty. Ltd. which has developed patented technology for automated video analysis. Marlene is a board member of the International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists and Executive Council member of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations. Marlene has a Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Bombay, the 2014 Engineer of the Year Award from the Federation of Engineering Institutions in the Asia Pacific and was listed among the Top 100 Engineers and the Top 100 Women of Influence in Australia in 2013.