FIDIC has appointed Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Association for Consultancy and Engineering in the UK, as its new Chief Executive Officer after a year-long extensive search to find a successor for current Managing Director, Enrico Vink who will be retiring later this year.
FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, represents the global consulting engineering industry, responsible for promoting the business interests of global firms supplying technology-based intellectual services for the built and natural environment. FIDIC represents 104 member associations (MAs) across the globe.
Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE is a professional chartered engineer, an accomplished consulting engineering businessman and a lobbyist with more than 35 years of working experience gained in the UK and global arena. He was responsible for the transformation and repositioning of the ACE to be a leading business association representing the interests of over 450 consultancy and engineering companies employing over 90,000 professionals with annual turnover close to £90 billion.
Prior to his current role, Nelson had over 18 years of professional consultancy and eight years of contracting experience working with major players across the global market. He is currently a board member of Transport for London (TfL), UK with an annual turnover of £10.5 billion and Professor of Infrastructure Investment at Aston University in the UK. He was awarded Officer of the Order of British Empire (OBE) by the Queen in 2010 for his outstanding contribution to the UK consultancy and engineering industry.