Nelson Ogunshakin to step down as FIDIC CEO


After six years in the role, Nelson Ogunshakin is to step down as CEO of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).

FIDIC (the International Federation of Consulting Engineers) has announced that Dr Nelson Ogunshakin has decided to step down as CEO after six years in the role to pursue other opportunities within the industry.

FIDIC president Catherine Karakatsanis said: “After six years in the post, Nelson has announced to the FIDIC Board in March 2024 his desire to step down and we understand and respect his decision. The Board would like to express their appreciation for his leadership and significant contributions to FIDIC during his tenure and I know that everyone at the organisation will join me in thanking Nelson for the contribution that he has made and wish him every success in his future endeavours.

“FIDIC remains strong as an organisation and we will navigate the transition to a new leader smoothly. I know that FIDIC’s exceptional staff and volunteers will continue to do great work and continue the positive trajectory that FIDIC is on as we embrace future opportunities.”

FIDIC is the is the global representative body for national associations of consulting engineers and represents over one million engineering professionals and 40,000 firms in around 100 countries worldwide. The buildings and infrastructure sector in which FIDIC members work is thought to contribute more than $36 trillion to global GDP.

Next week, from 25-26 April 2024, sees the second annual Global Leadership Forum, organised by FIDIC, where around 100 of the world’s most influential infrastructure leaders gathering to exchange knowledge and discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities currently facing the industry.

As well as looking at the key area of AI and receiving an advanced preview on a new industry report on the issue, delegates at the summit will also take part in discussions on decarbonisation, the net zero transition, market intelligence and the increasingly important role of leadership in a rapidly developing and evolving global infrastructure sector.