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Farooq Mehboob, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, 2022-23 ASHRAE President


Farooq Mehboob, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE
2022-23 ASHRAE President

Farooq Mehboob, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, is ASHRAE’s President for the 2022-23 term. Mehboob previously served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as president-elect, treasurer, vice president and region-at-large director and regional chair.

For his time and commitment to ASHRAE and the HVAC&R industry, Mehboob is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and the Regional Award of Merit. As director and regional chair, Mehboob worked hard to improve communications and became a true advocate for ASHRAE’s globalization efforts. In 2016, Mehboob was a part of ASHRAE’s first international board meeting in Bangkok.

Mehboob’s theme for the 2022-23 ASHRAE Society Year is “Securing Our Future.”

“A meaningful and powerful future will not come to us…we must collectively seek it…create it…SECURE it. And that’s what we’ll do because that’s who we are. It’s in our ASHRAE DNA. We need to be diverse, equitable and inclusive to see, understand and take advantage of what is changing, for our success. The two key prerequisites for ASHRAE’s diversity are: transparency and participation.”

In addition to his time served on the Board of Directors, Mehboob served as chair of the Appointments Roadmap Committee, chair of the Publishing and Education Council, coordinating officer of the Conferences and Exposition Committee, coordinating officer of the Historical Committee, coordinating officer of the Training and Education Committee and coordinating officer of the Development Committee, among other participation.

“It’s imperative that we continue to hunger for, and seek information about our market, our changing world and our technological advances. Breaking down silos and embracing change will infuse a new dynamism in our society at all levels, bringing to our members new knowledge, technology and tools in a timely fashion helping them to successfully navigate the rapidly changing world. Leveraging relationships, knowledge and change is the formula to SECURING OUR FUTURE.”

Additionally, Mehboob served as president of the ASHRAE Pakistan Chapter, Sub Regional Chair (SRC), Regional Vice Chair (RVC) and Chair of CTT Committee at Society and twice as Assistant Regional Chair (ARC).

He helped establish four ASHRAE Chapters in Pakistan. During his tenure new ASHRAE Chapters were established in Bangladesh, South Africa, Egypt, Pakistan and the UK.

In addition to his contributions to ASHRAE, Mehboob is owner of S. Mehboob & Company, located in Karachi, Pakistan, and has been active in the design of more than 600 landmark projects across Pakistan and the Middle East. He is responsible for introducing many new technologies to the Pakistan market as well as industry standards, with respect to the design, supervision and installation of HVACR Systems. Notably, these include VAV Systems, integrated BMS, thermal storage, solar central hot water systems, district heating and cooling, chilled beams and UFAD.

He was a founding member of the Pakistan HVACR Society where he served on the executive council and as its president for two terms from 2005-2009. He has received several awards from the HVACR Society, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, and has published numerous papers and articles to his credit. He currently serves as Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Pakistan HVACR Society.

Mehboob is a 1965 graduate of the East Pakistan University of Engineering Dhaka, Bangladesh with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.


Presidential Address: Securing Our Future

Presentation abstract: We are experiencing a time of accelerated change and an era of unpredictability that is unlikely to go away any time soon. Our success in navigating these changes will be based on problem solving, creativity, innovation, flexibility, and a willingness to adapt. “Securing Our Future” examines how the crucial personal and professional events of the past can help us leverage Relationships, Knowledge and Change as the formula for making an impact and embracing our diverse world.


President Mehboob in the Media

HPAC Engineering | July 22, 2022
'On The Air': Our Smaller World, with ASHRAE's New President

Buildings Industry Statement | November 8, 2022
Watch President Mehboob present a roadmap for addressing climate change, reading directly from a statement to government representatives attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 27) pledging to assume a leadership role in decarbonization efforts in the built environment.
Translations of the Written Statement:  French | GermanPortuguese | Spanish | Swedish

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