Who We Are

Why the future of Engineering™

Countless aspects of our everyday lives are supported by engineering; engineers are always looking for ways to make everyday life better for their fellow human beings. With the rapid rate at which changes are taking place in the world today, we need to stay focused to be ahead of the curve, and this is especially true in the engineering world. While it’s an exciting industry to work in, the engineering sector isn’t without its challenges.

It’s no secret that the engineering industry is struggling against a widespread skill and staff shortage. The need for skilled engineers has never been as pressing as it is today. Technology is developing rapidly, and the global population is growing apace.

It is in the hands of current and future engineers to maintain and sustain many crucial aspects of our lives. The future is dependent on its engineers and with this in mind The Future of Engineering™ was created. The co-founders Denise Cárdenas López and Bali Battu are passionate engineers who both share the same vision of keeping engineering alive, innovating through engineering and driving global change.

The Future of Engineering™ is a collaborative platform where members, partners and volunteers can join a network of likeminded engineers, whose mission is to take a greater role in the global transformation needed to support economies.

The platform provides the tools to further advance your careers and have access to powerful resources to equip you with the tools you need to make an impact in your organisations and/or communities. We truly believe in The Future of Engineering™ .

Our Team

Denise Cárdenas López

Denise Cárdenas López

Founder of The Future of Engineering™

Denise is a Chemical Engineer from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivarian in Colombia with a MEng in Chemical Engineering from McGill University Canada and Institute Françoise de Petrol in France. Denise completed her Business Executive Education at the London Business School in the UK.

Denise has extensive experience in global industrial process design, operations, project development, strategy, safety and risk management with over 15 years Oil & Gas, Hazardous Waste and Nuclear sectors. She is also the author of How Women Engineers are Changing the World.

Bali Battu

Bali Battu

Executive Director The Future of Engineering™

Bali Battu is an Aerospace Engineer from Kingston University with an MSc in Mechatronics and 20 years’ experience spanning Broadcast Systems, Video Technologies, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductor/SoC development and Industrial Automation. Bali has extensive experience working with key tier one companies, leading and delivering highly complex projects. Bali has a proven track record in delivering excellence coupled with a strong technical, commercial and strategic outlook.

Yara Al-Wazir

Yara Al-Wazir

Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

Yara Al-Wazir studied Chemical Engineering with Environmental Protection at Loughborough University. Yara’s passion for change started at the young age of 16 when she started The Green Initiative, an environmental NGO that raised awareness about climate change through art. Since then she has spent over 10 years advising civil-society start-ups, working in media production, and formally practicing as a chemical engineer in the Petrochemical Industry. A refugee by background, Yara is committed that there is never a problem too large to tackle – you just need to tackle it at the right angle.
Sonia Battu

Sonia Battu

Visionary Leader

Sonia Battu is a coach, facilitator, consultant and community convenor. Sonia’s expertise focuses on resilience and wellbeing and convening and hosting safe space for conversations about growth, personal transformation and inclusive leadership. Sonia loves empowering people to commit to their vision, taking action to create a better future for themselves and their organisations.

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