Mamta Singhal MBE BEng MSc MBA CEng FIET
Mamta Singhal graduated from her BEng (Hons) in Product Design Engineering in 2001 from Glasgow University/Glasgow School of Art, her MSc from Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management in 2002 and then her MBA with distinction from Strathclyde International Business School in 2009. During her MBA she was in the top 4 global for AMBA’s MBA student of the year.
She began working as a trainee engineer at Polaroid and then moved on to Dyson Ltd graduate scheme in 2004. She then progressed to a Global Design Engineer for Toy Manufacturer Hasbro Inc where she combined creativity, engineering, manufacturing, technology and sharp project management skills.
Over her two decades following her graduation she has worked for massive global players in technical, manufacturing and supply chain roles for firms such as Coca-Cola European Partners, Mars Chocolate, Mattel and most recently Diageo Plc.
Mamta has taken an active and passion role in supporting those with neuro-diverse thinking and those from culturally diverse backgrounds. She is a tri-national herself and has worked globally for most of her career as well lived range of countries.
She is a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University, sits on the Women's Engineering Society (WES) Board of Trustees. Active in the STEM outreach forums including being a spokesperson at times for the IET, Royal Academy of Engineering, WES, Engineering Council, Stemettes and many others.
Speaking to the BBC, ITV news and a range of other national and local networks about the important role that engineers play in society.
In 2021 she was awarded IET Fellowship and the year before she gained her WES Fellowship. She was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2022 New Year's Honours List for services to engineering.
She was a member of the Council and the Volunteer Engagement Board for 3 years and sat on the IET Manufacturing Policy Panel and Neurodiversity Network. She has given talks at the IET Open House events and other key IET activities.
In 2008 she won the IET WES Young Women Engineer of the Year Prize and went on to judge and chair the award on a number of occasions. She has also judged the IET Global Innovation Awards. She also appeared in the award-winning IET's 'Portrait of an Engineer' campaign in 2017 which featured in the Cosmopolitan Magazine.
She is always taken aback when people still say 'You don't look like an engineer'!