Back | Dato' Ir. Dr. Dennis Ganendra (Chief Executive Officer)
DIMP, ASA, M.A. Hons(Cantab), MSc(Eng), DIC, Ph.D, P.Eng, FICE, FIHT,FIEM, ASEAN Eng., APEC Eng. IntPE, MACEM, MIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ
He is the Chief Executive Officer of Minconsult, and is the first individual to helm the Company since the time of its Founding Fathers.
As Project Director for over twenty years, Dato’ Dennis Ganendra has managed gifted professionals in local and international projects for extensive work scope including: highways, ports, airports, railways, power plants, petro-chemical plants, industrial plants, high rise buildings, water treatment plants and sewerage treatment plants. Minconsult has consequently developed as a major engineering force internationally, having secured projects from international funding agencies such as Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank (WB), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Projects from multi-national corporations and foreign governments have covered over 25 countries in 5 continents.
Dato’ Dennis is one of the pioneering developers of Renewable Energy projects in Malaysia, and is the founder of the Timeless Green Group of Companies. He is a Director of Ground Data Solutions Sdn Bhd and Chairman of Lidar Services International Inc., Canada, which provide state-of-the-art Airborne Laser Survey Services. Using developing and operating high-tech Lidar and other remote sensing systems, these companies have successfully undertaken projects in Asia, Europe, Africa and North and South America.
He was Honorary Secretary General of The Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia (1998 – 2006) and is currently a Council Member. He served as a Director and Audit Committee Member of the Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia (CIDB) and as a Trustee of the Construction Research Institute, Malaysia (CREAM) (2000 – 2008). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and Fellow of Institution of Highways and Transportation.
In 2001, he was awarded the Darjah Kebesaran Ahli – Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (ASA) and in 2003, conferred the Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Pahang Yang Amat Mulia – Peringkat Kedua, Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP), which carries the title ‘Dato’. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and was awarded both a Cambridge University open scholarship and a Queen’s Jubilee scholarship from the Institute of Civil Engineers (U.K.). He has a Master of Science degree in soil mechanics from Imperial College, U.K., from where he graduated with a Distinction. He joined Imperial College as a research assistant and completed his doctorate on ‘Finite Element Analysis Laterally Loaded Piles’ in 1994. He has published/presented numerous papers in international journals and at international conferences on a variety of topics.