IPEX Consulting is delighted to announce that Munira Somani has joined its growing team as a managing consultant. Munira is a railway engineering professional with 15 years’ industry experience and a deep understanding of rolling stock and railway facilities management. She has recently been involved with train introduction workstreams ensuring smooth progression from Manufacture and Supply Agreement (MSA) to Train Service Agreement (TSA) contracts. She specialises in effective change management both at system and business level and has held the role of change manager with a train manufacturer to manage design change across engineering, projects, purchasing, and operations departments, as well as the customer. She has also led a Kaizen improvement initiative to streamline maintenance practices, as well as project managing various fleet improvement and reliability workstreams. Munira has managed engineering teams and is a strong communicator with the ability to analyse data, presenting findings in succinct written and verbal form. Munira has been a lead auditor for quality management systems and has previous experience in establishing International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme (RISAS) accreditation.

Chris Hoskin, Director at IPEX, says: “IPEX is delighted to be welcoming another outstanding engineer to our growing team of consultants. Munira brings with her a wealth of experience which complements and strengthens IPEX’s expanding portfolio of expertise. I look forward to working with Munira and seeing her career progression within our team.”