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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.


ACEI is pleased to advise members of the recent appointment of Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE as FIDIC Chief Executive Officer. Nelson will leave the Association of Consultancy and Engineering the UK (ACE UK) to take up this post.  He has always been a strong supporter of ACEI and the association wishes him very well in his new role.


Nelson 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 transformationand 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 £90billion.


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 engineeringindustry.