Who is Engr Olu Awoyinfa?

Who is Engr Olu Awoyinfa?He was born on 1st June 1942 in Ilesha Osun State. He was educated at Otapepe Methodist School Ilesha, Ilesha Grammar School and St. Patricks College Asaba for the HSC and London University Westham in College where he graduated B. ScHonsEng in Chemical engineering in 1967.

He is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers; Fellow of Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers, a fellow of the British Plastic Institute and Registered member COREN No 1060 1979.

He is the founder, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers 1969; National Patron, Nigerian University Engineering Students Association 1980 to date. General Secretary, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers 1972, 1975, national Public Secretary NSE 1981- 1983, Chairman, NSE National Engineering Centre Opening Ceremony Committee 1985, Council member NSE 1980 to date.

Secretary General NSE 1986 – 1988, Secretary General Federation of African Organization of Engineers (FAOE) 1993 to 1995 and Secretary General DFAOE 2000 to date.

Member, Petrochemical committee Manchester chamber of commerce 1970 to 1976. Member, WFEO Executive 1989 to 1992. Member O. A. U Faculty of Tech Board 1985 to date. Member COREN Visitation teams to Benin (1980), Minna 1982, Port Harcourt 1984 (2) and Ibadan University 1989.

Member COREN Visitation team to 10 Universities in Phillipines, Cebu and Cuba in 1983. Member , LASG Tech Committee teams to New York on LAPEC and Metro project to Paris 1981.

Member, Governing Africa Network for Scientific and Technological to date. Team leader World Bank SME Consultancy project in Nigeria 1995. Member Board or Governor Ilegrams 1985 – 1992, member Board St Patrick Asaba 1972- 1976. Member LASPOTECH Council 2002 – 2006. National Orator, NSE 1987 – 1992

Production Manager Lever Brothers Apapa 1968 – 1970. First Chemical Manager Shell Nigeria Limited 1971 – 1976. Appointed 1st Nigeria Industrial chemical Engineer Shell Nig. Plc. in 1974 worked as a member of the team that produced the first AsepsoSoap in Lever Brothers – 1970.

Worked with a team of engineers in Shell Nig. Plc. that designed and supervised projects for Speco mill Ikeja, Aba Kadles, SokotoTanery, Kano State Oil mills ,Gusau Oil mills, Onitsha Textiles mills and Niproc Limited, Aroudiuzugu, Imo State.

Current Chairman Ibcon and Associates Limited (a firm of Environmental, Engineering and Management Consultants). He is on the Board of folio Associates Limited, Rainbow Paints Ilesha, Chairman Oye and Co. Limited and Nita farms Limited. e. t. c.


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    • Honestly.. I wish we have more selfless leaders like him.. he was not even interested in title.. no wonder Engr Otis Anyaeji called him the best President NSE never had


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