Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohd Zamri talks about Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) at Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom

Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohd Zamri talks about Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) at Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom

Date: 3rd March 2021.

Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohd Zamri has been invited as one of the opening panelist at the Royal Academy of Engineering annual event in United Kingdom. This year takes the format of a conference with the theme Engineering Change. The format encompasses panel discussion, keynotes, workshops and informal discussion groups. There are about 300 delegates registered and around 180-200 attended across the day of event.

Mohd Zamri addressed the participants why change is needed, spotlight areas where change is happening and provide opportunities for personal development with a focus on behavioral and systemic change. He also share about his entrepreneurial spirit that focused on medical device sector and how his remarkable product solves multiple inclusion needs and address social inequality.


Event Brief

The world is grappling with the most complex challenges we have ever seen. For many of those challenges – whether achieving net-zero carbon emissions or manufacturing billions of doses of vaccine – engineers will be a major part of the solution. Research and experience show that the best solutions come from diverse teams working in inclusive cultures, leading to outcomes that can better meet the complex needs of our society. Driven by that understanding the conference, Engineering Change, focuses on the actions engineers can take to create sustainable change in 2021 and beyond.

Panel summary

The opening panel at the event is entitled Leading Change. We are bringing together a handful of leaders from academia, big business, start-ups and investment to talk about what drives them to place diversity and inclusion at the heart of their work, and why this approach is essential for engineering companies in 21st Century. Panelists invited to discuss with each other and with the audience their motivations, successes and failures.

Panel discussion:


  • Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering


  • Priya Guha, Venture Partner, Merian Ventures
  • Professor Sarah Hainsworth OBE FREng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
  • Dr Mohd Zamri Ibrahim, Entrepreneur and Academic, University Malaysia Pahang
  • Neil Smith, Inclusive Design Lead, HS2 Ltd