We are pleased to announce our new SESA President Jawahar Bhalla (JB).
JB will officially start 1 July 2022, he is currently the SESA Technical Director and has been acting President for the last few months to smooth the transition.
JB is a passionate Systems professional with 30+ years’ experience established across multi-national organisations in technical and strategic leadership roles delivering complex capabilities across sectors. He continues to contribute to the understanding and advancement of Systems Thinking, Systems Engineering and Modelling & Simulation locally, regionally, and globally, through leadership roles in peak bodies including SESA and Simulation Australasia. He was recognised in 2021 as the recipient of the Simulation Australasia Ray Page Lifetime Achievement Award for making an outstanding contribution to the advancement of Modelling and Simulation in the Australasian region.
He has a BE in Aerospace Engineering and a BSc in Computer Science from UNSW, and a Master’s in Systems Engineering from UNSW@ADFA. He is a current iPhD candidate on an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship at the University of Adelaide, sponsored by Shoal Group as the industry partner developing a framework for the systems engineering of AI-intensive systems.”
JB has been an active part of many SESA and INCOSE initiatives and working groups including: