Pradeep Sharma, vice president of business development for WhiteWater in India, has been named president of the Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI).

Sharma, a long-time industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, has been a part of IAAPI for 17 years, having most recently served as its vice president. He has chaired various committees such as safety, training, and manufacturers and exporters. As the chairman of the safety committee, he has actively contributed to IAAPA’s safety standard harmonization meetings for several years. Sharma also drafted India’s first safety standard for amusement rides (IS 15475 – Amusement Rides Safety) for the Bureau of Indian Standards on behalf of IAAPI, which was adopted and published with few changes.