Rizwan Siddiqi, PE, President and CEO of EBA Engineering, Inc. (EBA), has received the American Council of Engineering Companies/Maryland (ACEC/MD) 2023 Community Service Award. Siddiqi accepted the award at a banquet held at Baltimore’s historic Garrett-Jacobs Mansion.
Siddiqi has achieved leadership positions for many community and professional organizations while relentlessly working to help his community, state, and profession. His current term on the Maryland Transportation Commission is for three years. In addition to serving as a founding member of the Business Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council for DC Water, he serves on the advisory board for the university’s department of civil engineering.
Siddiqi was selected to serve as the American Council of Engineering Companies/Metro Washington (ACEC/MW) president in 2019.
Siddiqi was appointed as the Commissioner for the Maryland Higher Education Commission by Governor Martin O’Malley in 2011. Governor Larry Hogan reappointed him in June 2018 and he served until December 2019. He was chosen by Governor O’Malley in 2008 to be a member of the STEM Task Force, which was established to develop a state-wide strategy to preserve Maryland’s competitive knowledge-based economy.
Siddiqi was named to the Environmental Sustainability Board by Howard County Executive Ken Ulman in 2013 in recognition of his commitment to environmental stewardship. He played a key role in putting into action various countywide projects that emphasized improved sustainability for the gain of present and future county residents. He was chosen by Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman to co-chair the county’s energy task force in 2015.
Formerly, he was a member of the Howard EcoWorks board of directors, which is a nonprofit dedicated to fostering young people’s environmental awareness. Also, he is currently the president of TAT USA, a nonprofit that funds educational initiatives all throughout the world.
Siddiqi has improved the quality of life for residents through food drives, educational training programmes, environmental cleanup projects, candidate forums, and interfaith activities as the former president and current head of the United Maryland Muslim Council.
He served in the Commission to Modernize State Procurement in 2016, which was established by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to enhance and boost the effectiveness of the state’s procurement procedure. In order to acknowledge Siddiqi’s community involvement and leadership, Governor O’Malley presented him with a Community Service Award in 2012.
Siddiqi holds professional engineering licenses in the District of Columbia and Maryland. He graduated with a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan, and a master’s in civil and environmental engineering from Virginia