Prabhu Kulkarni is a current member of the Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the Health & Safety Group. He has belonged to several SCI Groups including the Technical Development Committee, Health & Safety Committee, Environment Committee, Publications Commitee, Executive Committee, Council and Republic of Ireland Committee and Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Honorary Secretary.
In February 2000, he arranged and chaired an International Conference on 'Chemical Control Regulations in Europe-from Chaos to Harmony' in London. 80 delegates from 15 countries including several EU member states attended the conference addressed by 8 speakers from Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Belgium and the UK. He has arranged numerous successful conferences over the years.
Dr Prabhu Kulkarni has been actively involved with SCI for many years, most recently:
Board of Trustees- Ordinary Member
Health & Safety Committee Chair
Council Chair of Groups
Council all Council Members
Technical Development Committee - Ordinary Member
Health & Safety Committee - Treasurer
Health & Safety Committee -Ordinary Member
Environment Committee - Ordinary Member
Prabhu was Chair of the Irish Regional Group 1989-1991.
In April 1991, as Chairman of the SCI Irish Regional Group, he proposed and participated in joint programme with RSC, Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI) and Royal Dublin Society (RDS) a ‘Celebration of Chemistry’ Dinner’ in Trinity College, Dublin. At this meeting Five Nobel Laureates from the UK, USA, Sweden, France and Ireland were guests, along with the Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland, the Lord Mayor of Dublin and a number of Ambassadors. It was the only event of this type ever arranged in Ireland.
In 1983 for the first time introduced a practice of social activity to the SCI lectures by arranging industry sponsored wine receptions to audience and dinners to speakers with leading Irish Scientists, Government Ministers, officials of Universities, professional bodies and industries. The ROI Regional Group attendance to lectures increased significantly from single digit numbers. One of the highlights of our lecture programmes was attendance of over 250 for the Lecture on Safety of Sellafield Nuclear Reprocessing plant. During this period the Regional Group regularly arranged Lectures in Galway, Cork, Limerick and Athlone.
Other Professional Societies:
2] Institution of Occupational Safety and Health [IOSH]
Council Member since August 1997-99 & 99-02
Member of the Corporate Governance Group
IOSH as a professional body is growing by 2,500 new members each year. At present its Membership is over 25,000. In June 1999, he was appointed to the seven-member Corporate Governance Working Group of the IOSH to consider its organisational structure, Council of Management, its committees and the method of electing President.
Chairman, IOSH Ireland Branch: - 1996-1999
In April 1998, the two Branches of IOSH in Ireland, The Republic of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Branch, for the first time arranged a Joint International Conference ‘Surfing for Safety’ in Belfast. As the Conference Chairman he developed and managed a very effective, All Ireland team which organised this Conference. This was one of the first high technology Conferences on Information Technology in the Safety Profession held in the UK and Ireland. Seven Speakers from USA, Canada, UK and the EU member states presented papers to over 150 delegates from eight countries.
Conference Secretary [IOSH] Ireland Branch 1994-95
In April 1995, he arranged an International Conference on ‘Competency in the Health and Safety Profession’, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of the Institution IOSH. Over 230 Safety Professionals from 15 countries attended the two-day conference in Dublin. Fourteen Speakers from Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, UK and Ireland presented excellent papers. He chaired the Workshop on Chemical Safety.
3] Royal Dublin Society
From 1991 to 1995 he was Member of the Industry Committee of the RDS. In 1992 Industry Committee he introduced a RDS Gold Medal and awarded it to a person giving distinguished service to Irish Industry. The award ceremony is always a black tie dinner. This function is organised on the basis of 1991 ‘Celebration of Chemistry’ Dinner’ held in Trinity College, Dublin.
The real Celtic tiger: interview with Prabhu Kulkarni
Republic of Ireland Group