PRCI Welcomes Shahani Kariyawasam as Executive Director of Knowledge Transfer

Mon, October 09, 2023

We are delighted to introduce our newest staff member, Shahani Kariyawasam, who joins us as the Executive Director of Knowledge Transfer at Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI). Her extensive history with PRCI and remarkable career achievements make her an invaluable addition to our organization.  

Shahani has been an integral part of the PRCI community for many years, contributing in various capacities such as researcher, Technical Committee member, Executive Assembly member, Executive Board member, and most recently as the Vice Chair of PRCI Executive Board. Her long-standing commitment to PRCI demonstrates her dedication and passion for our mission. 

Of Shahani’s many standout qualities, her strong technical background and unwavering focus on data-driven decision-making are exemplary. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will benefit PRCI greatly in its pursuit of excellence in pipeline research and innovation.  

During her tenure at TC Energy, Shahani initiated, developed, and successfully implemented a comprehensive, job-specific knowledge map and training program. This program is comprised of over 76 courses and harnesses the knowledge of senior engineers and retirees within the organization. It is remarkable to note that these courses are now completed by over 1000 engineers and leaders annually as assigned training. Additionally, she led the innovation and sharing of a novel corrosion assessment model that is called Plausible Profile (Psqr) model which is now included in standards and guidelines internationally. Shahani’s successes in these endeavors speak volumes about her capabilities and the impact that she can have on our knowledge transfer initiatives. 

With Shahani’s wide-ranging experience, we now have a unique opportunity to develop a world-class knowledge transfer program at PRCI. Her extensive experience and passion for this area make her the perfect leader for this critical initiative. We look forward to her contributions as we continue to advance PRCI’s mission. 

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Shahani Kariyawasam.