The 2013 Member and Geographic Activities Awards

Seventeen volunteers are recognized

22 January 2014

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGA) has given awards to 17 volunteers in recognition of their efforts to promote excellence in MGA operations. Under consideration were the operations in IEEE’s many entities: regions, geographic councils and areas, sections, chapters, and student branches, and student branch chapters of IEEE societies.


Mini Thomas (Region 10)
Delhi (India) Section

For outstanding innovation and leadership in IEEE member and student member development and engagement, global dissemination of the IEEE message, and collaboration across organizational units.


Carole Carey (Region 2)
Baltimore Section

For innovative approaches to collaboration between IEEE organizational units, resulting in increased member engagement, new opportunities for member networking, and unique program agendas for technical and professional development.


Darrel Chong (Region 10)
Singapore Section

For exemplary leadership and global contributions to IEEE, especially membership development and humanitarian activities in Region 10.

Victor Fouad-Hanna (Region 8)
France Section

For distinguished leadership and outstanding contributions to IEEE and MGA operating units at all levels, improving relationships with and between IEEE members.

Krishnamurthy Raghunandan (Region 1)
New Jersey Coast Section

For distinguished leadership and outstanding contributions at the section and region levels, serving IEEE for the benefit of its members and the engineering profession.


Sateesh Babu (Region 10)
Kerala (India) Section

For continuous efforts in member engagement and development by promoting humanitarian technologies and fostering collaboration between the IEEE Computer Society and the Computer Society of India.

Christopher James (Region 8)
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Section

For extraordinary contributions in promoting professional and career development for IEEE student and young professional members, both nationally and internationally.

Maike Luiken (Region 7)
London (Ontario) Section

For outstanding and dedicated service to IEEE, employing innovative and effective ideas to increase member engagement across academia, industry, and government.

Monica Mallini (Region 2)
Northern Virginia Section

For increasing member engagement and fostering collaboration between IEEE sections, serving as editor in chief of the IEEE Scanner newsletter in Region 2.

Eiichi Ohno (Region 10)
Tokyo Section

For promoting IEEE Milestones and for the success of the IEEE Technical Tour of Japan through collaboration with geographic units, industry, and academia.

Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan (Region 10)
Madras (India) Section

For sustained excellence and pioneering contributions to IEEE global activities, particularly in developing and maintaining technology-based IEEE humanitarian programs that facilitate multiregion collaborations and enrich the global member experience.


*GOLD—the professional IEEE group known as the Graduates of the Last Decade—was recently renamed the Young Professionals group and from now on these awards will be known as Young Professionals Awards.

Ajin Baby (Region 10)
Kerala Section

For outstanding leadership in bringing students and young professionals together through innovative activities in IEEE Kerala Section and Region 10.

Manjunath Iyer (Region 10)
Bangalore (India) Section

For continuous support to IEEE Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) and Student Transition & Elevation Partnership (STEP) events.

Mario Milicevic (Region 7)
Toronto Section

For significant contributions to IEEE Student Transition & Elevation Partnership (STEP), MGA, and IEEE Toronto Section young professional activities.

Rayees Amar Nishad (Region 10)
Kerala Section

For exceptional leadership and outstanding contributions to IEEE young professional programs in Region 10.

Josheel Pranlal (Region 10)
New Zealand North Section

For supporting IEEE young professional activities in the IEEE New Zealand North Section through effective engagement with student branches and local professional organizations.

Muhammad Maroof Raza (Region 10)
Lahore (Pakistan) Section

For outstanding dedication and contributions to IEEE young professional activities in South Asia.

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