Dr. Ramakrishna Akula
Senior Specialist - HSE Competency Development
Dr. Rama (Ramakrishna Akula) is a Chartered engineer and Occupational Safety and Health Practitioner with 22 years of Oil and Gas work experience. He gained significant recognition as a subject matter expert in Quality, Health Safety and Environment, Plant Operations, Organizational Strategic Performance, Operational Excellence and Business Excellence Management Systems.
Dr. Rama completed his doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in safety. He is a chartered member in IOSH, UK (CMIOSH), holding the title Occupational Safety and Health Practitioner and a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. He also holds an MBA in Operations, a post-graduate diploma in HSE and a Certificate in Disaster Management.
An experienced management systems assessor, he has been a lead assessor for prestigious industry excellence awards in UAE for the implementation of Corporate Excellence programs. Also, Dr. Rama is the recipient of the UAE National Quality Award from The American Society for Quality (ASQ- the Middle East and North Africa) and holds a world record on research publications in International Journals. He presented papers at international conferences in the Middle East and Asia including in ADIPEC 2021. Also, Dr. Rama has been the lead author of published books in the areas of Operations Excellence, Gas Cylinder safety and Process Safety Management.
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