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Sarb Bajwa

Sarb Bajwa joined IGEM as CEO in October 2013. New to the gas industry, Sarb was International Projects Manager for the Law Society between 2006 and 2010 and then worked for a short time within e-retail before joining accountancy network Nexia International Ltd as Operations Director. There he was responsible for organisation, communication, membership, finance and business development.

Sarb has a lot of experience in professional membership bodies, not within the gas and engineering sector, but certainly within the legal and accountancy sectors. Both of his previous roles had an international element so he understands membership organisations and working with the governance arrangements that membership organisations have.

Sarb describes his background as "varied; having been responsible for delivering a range of initiatives, including: delivering events, growing membership, developing products for members and accrediting CPD courses." He has also been responsible for running campaigns; managing committees and boards of trustees; growing organisations internationally; assisting members to grow their businesses and managing projects and winning bids from a range of organisations from trusts and foundations, industry, UK and EC, the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

When asked what he sees as the most pressing issue facing the gas industry today Sarb said "From an outsider's perspective, certainly the most contentious issues revolve around consumer costs, fracking and addressing the climate change debate. I think there is a challenge there for the industry in terms of framing this debate and engaging with the wider public and stakeholders. Within the industry there remain challenges around the skills gap and future workforce needs."

Sarb hopes to make his mark on IGEM by "putting our members at the heart of what we do. As with any membership organisation, the member is the most important person."

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