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South Korea honour for Academy President

January 21 2019

Hugh Bradlow exchanges gifts with Korean counterparts

Professor Hugh Bradlow exchanges gifts with colleagues from NAEK during a 2018 visit to South Korea.

The National Academy of Engineering of Korea has announced the appointment of Professor Hugh Bradlow FTSE as a Foreign Member.

Professor Bradlow, President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, was nominated by Professor Ok-Kyong Kwon, President of the NAEK.

The NAEK elects members each year who have previously made distinguished contributions, and are continuing to make an important contribution, to the fields of engineering and technology.

It currently has 1126 Members, of which 71 are Foreign Members.

Dr Margaret Hartley FTSE, CEO of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, said the appointment was well deserved.

“Hugh is an exciting and innovative thinker who was previously Chief Scientist at Telstra, advising on longer term technology directions and disruption.

“He is globally recognised as a thought leader in telecommunications, named by Global Telecom Business as one of the most 100 most influential telecommunications executives in the world and designated one of the 12 most influential people in Australian ICT by Smart Company.”

Before joining Telstra in September 1995, Professor Bradlow was Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Australia and Professor of Electrical Engineering (Digital Systems) at the University of Cape Town.

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and NAEK are both members of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS).