Dr Hayaatun Sillem to head up Royal Academy of Engineering
06 February 2018
The Royal Academy of Engineering in London has announced that Dr Hayaatun Sillem has been appointed as its new chief executive, with effect from January 1, 2018. She succeeds Philip Greenish CBE, who has led the Academy’s staff since 2003, and during a period which has been one of sustained growth for the Academy.
Hayaatun has worked for the Academy since 2006 and held the post of deputy chief executive officer and director of strategy until her appointment as CEO. She previously served as committee specialist and later specialist adviser to the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee.
Hayaatun has extensive leadership experience in UK and international engineering and innovation policy and programmes. She is also a trustee of the London Transport Museum and Semta, and a trustee and judge for the St Andrew’s Prize for the Environment.
Hayaatun has a Master’s in Biochemistry (MBiochem) from the University of Oxford and a PhD in signal transduction from University College London. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Championing Academy’s Enterprise Hub
Academy president Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS said: “Dr Sillem is widely respected within the Fellowship and the engineering community, particularly for her work in leading policy work across the profession and championing the Academy’s Enterprise Hub.
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