|KAYODE KHALIDSON||NIGERIA INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY FACILITY (NIAF)||Kayode Khalidson is the urban transport coordinator for the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF). Since joining NIAF in 2009, Kayode has been advising federal and state governments on various transport projects encompassing policy, planning, drafting transport legislation and implementing private sector participation schemes such as concessions, licensing and franchises.
He is spearheading NIAF’s initiatives on state mass transit in Lagos, FCT, Kano and Kaduna, which is based on states developing their transport policies as a foundation for implementing private sector driven mass transit systems for rail, bus and inland waterways.
Prior to that, Kayode was at the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) where he was involved in developing and implementing the BPE’s strategy for the concession of the port and rail sectors. In addition, Kayode served as Project Manager for the rail concession programme and also worked extensively on development of the draft National Transport Policy and the draft rail, ports and road sector bills. Kayode also has several years experience in infrastructure privatisation and concessions at Simmons & Simmons where he was involved, amongst others, in the privatisation of Railtrack PLC in the United Kingdom and other infrastructure projects in India, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
|SHINA OLIYIDE ||GM, TECHNICAL SERVICES, ALPHAMEAD FACILITIES AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED||Shina Oliyide is a Chartered Facility Management Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom.
He is also an IFMA Certified Facilities Manager (CFM), Green Building Expert (LEED AP O+M) and a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) with over 10 years experience; spanning Facilities Management, Quantity Surveying, Contracts, and Information Technology.
A graduate of Quantity Surveying from the Federal University of Technology, Akure; Shina also holds Masters degrees in Information Technology and Project Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and the University of Lagos respectively.
Shina is a proven professional with track records in various project management and Senior Quantity Surveying and Project roles for organizations like Kuramo Limited and Lekki Concession Company (LCC).
He is also certified by the Project Management Institute (PMP), International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (CCMP) and Oracle.
|AUGUSTINE MADU JP||PROC.||Austin is an Economist and a Chartered Procurement specialist and professional materials manager with over 23 years cognate experience in the public sector in Nigeria. He has Advanced Diploma and chartered Certificates of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of both London and Nigeria. He also has an MBA and an MSc in Economics.
As a public servant, he has been a staff of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Qwerri, where he has held several positions such as Head, Internally Generated Revenue (IGR); Deputy Director- IGR; Head, Department of Accounts, Technological Entrepreneurship Development. (TEDC)
Mr Madu is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN) and currently the Zonal Coordinator, South East. He is also a member of Nigerian Institute of Entrepreneurs (NOIE) as well as the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) etc.
|NEIL MCANDREW (BSC MRICS)||CHARTERED SURVEYOR, LANDMARK CHARTERED SURVEYORS||Neil is a Chartered Surveyor with over thirty years experience in the surveying industry dealing with both residential and commercial property portfolios. He has worked as a project manager on many condition survey and refurbishment schemes for a number of Local Authorities and Housing Associations in the UK together with a variety of private sector clients.
In addition, he has acted as an expert witness on technical and valuation issues. In his current position as a Technical Manager for Landmark, he is responsible for the training and continuing professional development of all of the technical staff and Chartered Surveyors employed by Landmark together with instigating and maintaining the Quality Assurance programmes necessary to ensure the highest standards of professional service and advice are given to all Landmark clients. Established in 2007, Landmark is a fully regulated RICS practice specialising in the survey and valuation of residential property including the provision of mortgage/security valuations for the majority of the UK’s Banks and Building Societies. The company provides professional property services from over 40 locations in England & Wales. Before joining Landmark, Neil had worked as an Area Director for one of the largest corporate surveying companies, as well as holding broader responsibility for risk management. Neil is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has an HND in Construction Management and a BSc in Building Surveying.
|MS JO PARKER (MBE)||CHARTERED ENGINEER, WATERSHED ASSOCIATES||Jo is a Chartered Engineer with 35 years in the water and utilities industry. Wide variety of technical and management posts with various UK water companies up to Director level. Experience worldwide including developed and developing countries such as Afghanistan, Australia, Bosnia, Jamaica, Madagascar, Philippines and Portugal.
Director of technical and management consultants supplying advice and support to the utility industry including GLC, UK Water companies, Duchy of Cornwall, UKWIR, Major UK energy distribution companies. Specialises in Asset management, particularly of buried assets, research management and exploitation, project management, leakage from water pipelines, needs assessment and delivery of projects in conflict locations, water supply, supervision of reservoirs under the 1975 Reservoirs Act, technical authorship, experienced expert witness including formal reports and cross examination within public enquiries.
|DR. UMAR BUBA BINDIR||CHARTERED ENGINEER AND THE SSG TO ADAMAWA STATE||He is a First Class Honours Degree graduate in Agricultural Engineering, which he obtained from the University of Maiduguri in 1983. He has an MSc. in Farm Power and Machinery Engineering and a Ph.D. in Machinery Design and Development Engineering, both from the prestigious Cranfield University, UK in 1991.
Dr Umar Buba Bindir is a thorough Technology Penetration Professional and an accomplished Engineer. His ingenuity and exquisite skills in ideas generation and innovate Project Development and Implementation easily stands him out in all his places of primary assignment. Presently he is the driving force behind the strategies to narrow the gap between academia and industry. He is the champion on the strategy to develop Science and Technology Parks in Nigeria. He is currently the anchor person on the project to forge a Science, Technology and innovation Corridor along the 30-40Km airport road in Abuja. Dr Bindir’s passion mainly lies in the industrialization of the Nigerian economy through timely deployment of Technology. Dr Bindir’s vast experience in the use of Technologies and Innovation in development work in the rural and Sub-urban setting is most relevant at this time of reforming the Nigerian economy to be among the top 20 in 2020. Dr (Engr) U.B.Bindir has the following main professional qualifications among others to his credit:
Chartered Engineer (CEng) – Professionally registered with European Engineering Council, United Kingdom.
COREN Registered: – Professionally registered with Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.
Dr Bindir has earned several national and international awards. He has wide technical working experience in Nigeria, UK and the Pacific including:
Lecturing in universities
Working in Industries
|DR DALHATU SARKI TAFIDA||OFR, CFR – THE NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSIONER TO UK||His Excellency will deliver a key note speech titled: “The Impact of Foreign Policies on Investment in Infrastructure Asset Management Projects”.
2008 to Present: Nigeria High Commissioner to the Court of St. James (London). 2003 to 2007: Represented Kaduna North in the Senate (Senate Majority Leader) 1993 to 1995: Federal Minister of Health 1989 to 1991: Pro-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1984 to 1987: Commissioner of Health, Agriculture and Education, Kaduna State 1980 to 1983: Chief Physician to the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria 1976 to 1980: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Kaduna State 1973 to 1976: Consultant Physician, Ministry of Health, Kaduna State 1974: Further postgraduate studies at the John Hopkins University, USA 1972 to 1973: Senior Registrar in Medicine in Katsina Specialist Hospital 1971 to 1972: Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health University of Liverpool, England 1970 to 1971: Clinical Assistant in Medicine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, New Castle Upon-Tyne, England 1969 to 1970: Registrar, Ahmadu Bello University 1968 to 1969: Senior House Officer, Ahmadu Bello University 1967 to 1968: House Officer, Ahmadu Bello University 1962 to 1967: College of Medicine, University of Lagos Awards & Honours 2012: Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR) 2012: Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) 1995: Traditional title of Tafidan Zazzau 1971: Member of the Royal College of Physicians, (MRCP) 1975: Fellow, Nigerian Medical College of Physicians (FNMCP) 1975: Fellow, West African College of Physicians (FWACP) To read His Excellency’s full profile, visit http://www.nigeriahc.org.uk/high-commissioner
|DR. ABUBAKAR OLARENWAJU SULAIMAN|| HONOURABLE MINISTER NATIONAL PLANNING / DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION.||The Honourable Minister National Planning / Deputy Chairman of the National Planning Commission will be speaking on “The Key Benefits of Implementing an Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan”.
The National Planning Commission coordinates the preparation of a National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP) for the country that will be implemented over a period of thirty years from 2014 – 2043. Dr Sulaiman is a versatile and popular political analyst with a BSc in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. He went further to gain an MSc in International Relations and Strategic Studies from University of Jos and has a PhD in International Relations with University of Abuja. Dr Sulaiman is an activist and advocate of development rights. He currently lectures Political Science and International Relations at the University of Abuja.
|MRS. AKON EYAKENYI PhD.||HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR LANDS, HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT||The Honourable Minister for Lands, Housing & Urban Development will be speaking on “Public Housing Asset Management – Developing a sustainable Housing Delivery System”. Prior to her appointment as a minister, she was the Chairman, State Technical Schools Board in Akwa Ibom State.
In addition, she has acted in the following capacities:
Executive Director, Yankey Resources Limited, 2005-2013
Commissioner for Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Akwa Ibom State Government, 2000-2005
Board Member State Secondary Education, Akwa Ibom State, 1999-2000
Senior Education Officer, Ministry of Education, Akwa Ibom State, 1994-1999
She has served as member of the following Government Committees: Akwa Ibom Industrial and Investment Promotion Council (AKIIPOC), 2000-2005; State Economic Empowerment Development Strategy, 2003-2004; Central Organizing Committee for U.N.D.P Programme. Mrs. Eyakenyi is currently completing her Doctor of Philosophy (PHD). She got her Nigerian Certificate in Education (N.C.E) in 1986, a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and a Master of Education (M.Ed) all from the then University of Cross River State.
|DR. WALEED MONTASSER ||RESEARCHER IN WASTE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON, UK||Waleed is working within the Centre for Sustainable Wastes Management, University of Northampton as researcher. The role includes working on projects involving a range of regional stakeholders to drive sustainable resource management. Recent project included behaviour change, zero waste and resource efficiency.
Waleed was awarded a Chevening Scholarship (British Council) in 2003 to study for a MSc. in Environmental Pollution Science, from Brunel University. He then went on to complete a PhD at The University of Northampton on developing the business case for new waste management technologies in England and Wales. Waleed is involved in various research projects within the Centre for Sustainable Wastes Management including resource efficiency audits for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), zero waste and behaviour change, waste treatment technologies. Waleed has experience in analysis, research, identification and interpretation of complex issues. Waleed has worked with a range of government and associated organisations such as DEFRA, WRAP, East Midlands Development Agency and local authorities, together with private sector wastes management companies. Waleed is full member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), member of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and affiliate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). He was part of two Marie Curie Projects, between 2007-2009, Waste In Social Environments (WISE) (as team member and team leader), and Science Technology and Research (STaR), Marie Curie Project (team member). Within these projects, Waleed had to work with team members (e.g. engineers, architecture) from various countries to solve environmental problems within EU Member States. In addition, Waleed was part of one of the evaluation teams for the Katerva Awards 2011 for global sustainable recognition. Waleed was recently part of the UK working group on ISO14001 review (with IEMA), EU draft methodology on Environmental Footprint of Products (EFP) with DEFRA, and Technical Assessor for WRAP Wales Capital Grants on new waste infrastructure. He is part of the ISWA Climate Change & Waste Management working group.
|OGA ST. JOHN OBIANYOR||CEO, ERRANDS PLUS LTD,UK.||A world-class Concierge & Lifestyle Management expert, Oga St. John is not content with quick fixes that provide temporary gratification. Beyond her talent for solving immediate problems fast, she is passionate about processes that promote staff engagement and well-being, thus leaving any organisation she engages with, and the people in that organisation, firmly grounded for sustainable growth well into the future.
As CEO of London’s foremost errand running company, Errands Plus Ltd., she has negotiated strategic partnerships through which she provides first class personal services to busy executives within the UK’s top companies like Barclays. Her mission with work force empowerment is to save time and money for each individual worker, one errand at a time, and she feels responsible for the long-term satisfaction of her clients.
Driven by a strong sense of urgency and incredible stamina, Oga thrives in high pressure situations. She is at her best when turning uncertainty and chaos into order and harmony. Resourceful and innovative, she always searches out new ways to improve work-life balance and elevate best-practices. She single-handedly derived the formula for an errand delegation software which helps busy executives outsource tasks and save time daily. Oga has honed her ingenuity and get-it-done attitude over a 14+ year working life spent providing personal assistance to CEOs and busy executives within some of the world’s most innovative brands.
With a Masters in Sustainable Development from the University College, London as well as a BSc in Estate Management, Oga has participated in UN sponsored projects in India, round table discussions on housing problems in the Dominican Republic and the Impact Assessment of Urban Regeneration for the London 2012 Olympics project.
|ARC. MIKE ONOLEMEMEN||HONOURABLE MINISTER OF WORKS.||A chartered Architect and professional construction manager of over 25 years cognate experience in the private and public sector in Nigeria, Arc. Mike Onolememen holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture, the Master of science degree in Architecture, and the Master of science degree in Construction management.
He is currently rounding up work on his PhD dissertation in Public Policy and Administration Among his relevant experience are:
Top level management executive having combined post qualification experience of over 25 years in operations, middle management and top management levels in federal government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), and private sector Companies all in Nigeria.
Track record of strategic implementation of federal government policies and proactive management of businesses in the Nigerian economy
Specialization in public policies implementation, project conceptualization, project management and capacity building
Vast in technical audit and due diligence work for new infrastructure projects and existing infrastructure
Currently serving as Minister, Federal Ministry of Works
Served as Minister of State, in the Ministry of Defence
Served as Head of the directorate of Project Management of the then Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF).
He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA); Member, Association of Consulting Architects in Nigeria (ACAN); and Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). He is also a Registered Architect by the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON).
|MS. ADENIKE ADEKANBI||ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF LAGOS STATE OFFICE OF FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE (OFMM).||Ms.Adekanbi graduated from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb Illinois in 2002 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with concentration in Economics; she completed her Masters in Business Administration, Finance in 2007 from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois. Her experience spans over 8 years in Business and Financial Management, performance measurement systems, due diligence, strategic planning, and value-based management.
Her diverse background in several sectors: private and public companies, government, and nongovernmental organizations. She is hardworking and dedicated with the ability to independently, effectively influence others and develop mutually beneficial working relationships.
Ms Adekanbi is an accomplished professional with proven ability to develop and implement strategies that support business and financial objectives. Her advanced knowledge of several reporting and database management software tools makes her an asset to any organization.
|ENGR. FEMI AKINTUNDE||MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ALPHA MEAD FACILITIES AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED.||Engr. Femi Akintunde is the Managing Director/CEO of Alpha Mead Facilities and Management Services Limited, one of the fastest growing companies in Nigeria. Femi recently won the highly prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the West African sub-region in the emerging entrepreneur category. Read less
Femi is an accomplished engineer and business management professional with strong entrepreneurial drive. His started his career in 1988 with Nestle Food Nigeria Plc. as an Industrial Engineer (Factory) and rose to the position of Head, Corporate Technical Planning, a position he occupied till 1993 before proceeding to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). Thereafter, he moved on to join the United Bank for Africa (UBA) as the Deputy General Manager, Corporate Services before venturing into private practice to form Alpha Mead Facilities in collaboration with some other partners who are also credible players in the industry. Femi worked with the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and her associated companies between 1993 and 2005 during which period he had a well-rounded professional career development both in Nigeria and overseas covering; Asset and Infrastructure Management, Engineering, Project Management, Human Resources, Major oil & Gas projects, Engineering, Services, and Process Engineering. Following his successful tenure and well developed professional career with Shell, he had a short stint with the United Bank for Africa between the years 2005 and 2006 as the Deputy Manager Corporate Services where he was responsible for developing and implementing new Corporate Services Organisation Structures and strategies that supported the integration of the two merger banks (STB and UBA). Femi excelled in his career across diverse economic sectors; manufacturing, oil and gas and banking. Femi is an Industrial Engineering Graduate from the University of Ibadan with a Masters degree in Engineering Management (Petroleum Engineering Option), University of Port Harcourt. He also possesses a graduate certificate in Management. Mr. Akintunde’s career and professional development has benefitted immensely from his attendance of various training programs both locally and internationally covering; Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Project Management, Change Management, Human Resources Development and recently, the Harvard Business School Real Estate Management Program: New Conditions, New Leaders. Femi is a well-respected professional in the Facility Management industry in Nigeria and internationally, he advises several corporate executives and government parasatals in the development and implementation of appropriate Facility Management strategies.
|MRS. ULOMA UMEANO||CEO, CUSTOMER CENTRICITY LIMITED.||Uloma Umeano is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Customer Centricity Ltd. She is also the President and Founder of Customer Service Practitioners Association (CUSPA). She has almost 25 years post graduate experience and she specialises in helping businesses better serve their customers.
She has worked in various sectors including Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Financial Services, Marketing and Advertising, Publishing and Non-Profit. As Marketing Manager, Microsoft Nigeria/Ghana she was instrumental to the establishment and management of a credible reputation for the software giant in Nigeria. Marketing programs were targeted at the private sector and the media. Similarly, as Head of Marketing and Communications, British Council Nigeria, communication challenges were overcome as the strategic marketing communication decisions were established. As General Manager, Tequila Direct, a Direct Marketing firm, Uloma proved herself as a personality to be reckoned with in the marketing consulting industry, trail blazing the introduction and execution of then nouveau Direct Marketing practices. She has also worked in Sales and Marketing at Citizens Bank and Rosabel Advertising Limited. Uloma is known for her engaging and motivating style of training. As a facilitator in the Fate Foundation mentee scheme, she has inspired and mentored several budding entrepreneurs. She has been a favorite in Fate Foundation’s annual marketing training programs for the past 5 years. An MBA degree holder from the prestigious Lagos Business School (Pan African University), Uloma also earned a Diploma from the Institute of Direct Marketing, MiddlesexUK. With a first degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, it’s no surprise she brings a lot of drama to her training sessions. Uloma is also a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a Member of the American Board of Neuro-linguistic Programming.
|MR. OBI OZONZEADI ||(BSC, MSC, PMP, MAPM )-SENIOR CONSULTANT KEOB LTD,UK.||Obi is a project management and governance practitioner with wide technical, business and management experiences in rail infrastructure, consultancy, construction, property development, environment and sustainability. He is the senior consultant for KEOB Limited, specialising in bidding/tender preparation, embedding of governance systems, process improvement, training and interface management for organisations.
Before setting up KEOB, Obi worked as a Project Manager (Governance) on Network Rail’s Thameslink Programme – a major rail infrastructure programme in the UK; where he was responsible for corporate standard development and maintenance, monitored compliance as well as conducted assurance audits and stage gate reviews of projects/programmes. He also worked as a Project Development Manager with Network Rail’s property development division where he worked on station regeneration projects around London, responsible for Scope Development, Environmental Appraisal and Sustainability, Health, Safety & Assurance Audits and Risk Management. Obi holds a BSc in Geography from University of Nigeria and MSc in Human Ecology from VUB Brussels Belgium. Other professional accreditations include – Project Management Professional (PMP); PRINCE2 Practitioner; NEBOSH General Certificate in Health & Safety; Accredited Project Management Practitioner (APMP); IEMA Environmental Management Certificate; full membership of Project Management Institute and APM, as well as a committee member of Governance SIG of the APM (Association for Project Management). Obi is passionate about giving back through capacity building – he makes out time to work with project management forums and organisations keen on maintaining and enhancing project professionalism in the UK and Nigeria.
|DR TUNDE BAMMEKE ||PHD, DIC, CENV, CSCI MIAP -PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT/ASSET MANAGER.||Tunde Bammeke is a Principal Consultant/Asset Manager at Opus International Consultants (UK) working on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council (HCC). He has experience and expertise in highways condition assessment and standards, and also corporate responsibility (procurement and project management) in an integrated approach to asset management best practice. He oversees the monitoring of Hertfordshire pavement condition, with focus on the strategic inputs to asset management and education for sustainable development.
He is constantly reviewing information systems for asset data requirements in support of its implementation to include asset valuation. As part of his role, Tunde also carries matrix responsibility for Asset Management service provision to the client organisation on behalf of the service provider business. Before joining HCC he lectured in all forms of geosciences for 12 years where he helped to establish the Department of Earth Sciences, Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) in Nigeria. As the Director of Departmental Consultancy Unit, he represented the department on national committees within the oil and mining industries, provided technical advice and research management to a government environmental task force and executed a variety of multi-disciplinary projects on sustainability strategies and technical (geological) input into exploration programmes (1989-93). In addition, he served as a Special Consultant to DFRRI groundwater development projects (1989- 91) and advised on the National Advisory Board on Strategic Solid minerals. Tunde is a Chartered Environmentalist and a Chartered Scientist. He is a member of the Institute of Analysts & Programmes (IAP), member of Association of Sustainability Practitioners (ASP); he is professionally affiliated to the Institute of Asset Management (IAM). He has delivered technical papers at national and international conferences/meetings. Add to his achievements, Tunde has published technical papers in referred national and international journals. Following scholarships from the Ogun State Government of Nigeria, Federal Government of Nigeria and the Commonwealth, he graduated in the geosciences and holds degrees from the University of IbadanNigeria and Imperial College University of London also University of Wales. Tunde is impressed with efforts to promote the idea of “value for money” through the systematic process of asset optimisation in the African context. He is devoted to giving a big push to help governments to enhance the desired levels of service in the most cost-effective way.
| MR. CLIVE DEADMAN||DIRECTOR AT 1905 INVESTMENTS.||Clive studied Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Cambridge and worked in the African mining industry before spending 8 years in the Venture Capital industry. He specialises in investing in engineering businesses and contractors delivering environmental, water and waste treatment services.
On joining the utility sector in 1993 Clive has held a range of executive director roles in electricity distribution (Electricity North West) and water and wastewater utilities (United Utilities). In both companies as the executive director for asset management and the client for capital delivery he has introduced KPI and asset hierarchies, quantified customer and regulator willingness to pay and integrated these with drivers with asset strategy and asset policy objectives. Clive is the author of ‘Strategic Asset Management’ which examines how 42 leading utilities across the world have used asset management to deliver business success. Severn Trent was one of those companies. He is an elected council member of the Institute of Asset Management, Chairman of the Investment Forum of the UK’s Energy Innovation Centre, a non- executive of Ombudsman Services (Chairman of the Audit Committee) and the Metropolitan Housing Trust, and a Director of 1905 Investments Ltd.
|MRS SARAH RENG OCHEKPE||THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES, NIGERIA||We are delighted to have Mrs Sarah Reng Ochekpe, the Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Nigeria as a guest speaker. She will be giving a talk on “Providing sustainable access to safe and sufficient water through efficient Asset management”.
Mrs Ochekpe studied and trained as a political scientist from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. She further studied Public Administration at Masters level from the University of Jos. Mrs Ochekpe also had the opportunity of studying education at post –graduate level at the same ABU as well as the Scottish Vocational Certificate from the Aberdeen College of Commerce, Scotland. She holds Certificate in Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Lagos. In her academic and public service career, Mrs Ochekpe served as an Education Officer, Government Teachers’ College, Foron, Plateau State from 1985 to 1986; Director of MAMSER, Plateau State from 1992 to 1993, Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Plateau State. She was also the Executive Director, Admin and Finance, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Headquarters, Abuja, from 2001 to 2004; State Adviser, Plateau State, Universal Basic Education Project Nigeria, British Council, Nigeria, from 2004 to 2006; Policy Adviser, Coalition of Civil Society on Education for All from 2006 to 2007. She was later appointed by Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State to serve as the Executive Chairman of the Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), from 2007 to 2011, when she was also appointed by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as the Honourable Minister of Water Resources.
|MR. MARK NORRIS||(BENG (HONS), CENG, FIMECHE, MIAM, ACMI -PRINCIPAL RELIABILITY AND ASSET MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT ASSETRIGHT LTD. UK.||Mark has been a Reliability Engineering professional since 1998 with extensive experience in; Asset Management, New Product Introduction, FMEA, Design, Development, Testing, Manufacturing, Field Failure Resolution, Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis delivered across Automotive, Rail, Blue Chip Manufacturing, Industrial Equipment and Nuclear Industries. Mark formed Asset Reliability Consultants Ltd. and became acting Principal Systems Engineer (RAM) working for Transport for London (TfL) responsible for the RAM specification and delivery for the upgraded Fleets, Depots and Infrastructure of the Metropolitan, District, Circle and Hammersmith & City London Underground Lines.
Formerly, Mark was Senior Reliability Manager at Terex Construction, where he created and rolled out a Reliability Roadmap, as a five-year plan introducing problem solving, FTA, FRACAS to resolve field failures and FMEA to facilitate design for reliability, reducing warranty claims from $4.5M/month to $1.5M/month. Prior to Terex Mark was with Metronet as Fleet Asset Manager with an £85M p.a. budget for the Bakerloo, Central, Victoria and Waterloo & City London Underground Lines. When Mark left, in 2008, the Victoria Line’s 67TS was the oldest and most reliable fleet on the Underground.
|DR. SAM AMADI||CHAIRMAN/CEO NERC||Dr. Sam Amadi is the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). He is a well-known lawyer and development expert with high level regional and international strategic and policy initiatives in a wide array of governmental and non-governmental institutions. He holds an LLB from University of Calabar; BL from Nigerian Law School Law; LLM from Harvard Law School; MPA from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; SJD from Harvard Law School, Massachusetts.
He is an executive council member of the African Forum of Utility Regulators (AFUR); Associate Member of the European Regional Regulatory Authority (ERRA) and Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). In December 2012, he was appointed a member of the Industry Leader Advisory Board of the Global Energy Initiative (GEI), which is a Joint Initiative of; the UN-World Energy Council (WEC), the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP).
|MR. MARK WHYTE ||DIRECTOR, CRISIS AND SECURITY CONSULTING, EUROPE AND AFRICA, CONTROL RISKS.||Prior to Joining Control Risks Mark headed the security and counter terrorism design and engineering practice at Carillion (TPS), and previously served as a lieutenant colonel in the British Army’s Intelligence Corps. He has worked on many major built environment and critical infrastructure projects ranging from water and power networks, through government and defence facilities to iconic commercial developments worldwide, and his recent portfolio includes the London Olympics, the Shard of Glass, New Doha International Airport as well as some major development across Nigeria. He holds an MSc in security and resilience from Cranfield University and is co-author of the security and counter terrorism chapter of the Architects Metric Handbook (2012), the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Security Guidance standard (2011), and the Royal Institute of British Architects Counter Terrorism Design Guide (2010).
|DR. OLANREWAJU O OKUNRIBIDO ||(PHD, MIEHF, CENG, MIMECHE )||Lanre is currently a Senior Scientific Officer in the Ergonomics section of the Health and Safety Laboratory, Buxton (HSL), UK. HSL provides support services to government departments in the UK, particularly the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Local Authority regulatory inspectors, but also private organisations. His qualifications include an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. Degree in Ergonomics (Nottingham University), Registered membership of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (UK) and full membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK). Lanre is also a chartered engineer.
Lanre has more than twenty years experience teaching, researching and practicing ergonomics, for health and safety in industries. Prior to joining HSL, he was engaged in various research studies including to understand the relative role of typical risk factors (posture, manual materials handling and vibration) for precipitation of low back pain and to understand the effects of handle configuration in force exertion. Since joining HSL in 2004, Lanre has made several site visits to assess ergonomics and safety problems in workplaces, played a major role in projects and training sessions, and actively promotes health, safety, environmental and quality standards. He provides technical leadership on various researches looking at work-related injury and their prevention. Though a large proportion of his current experience concerns industrial workplace health and safety, his specific research interests are biomechanical modelling of work, and integration of ergonomics in equipment and workplace designs, as well as in asset management.
|MR. OLA FAJOBI ||MANAGING CONSULTANT WITH HEXION HR SOLUTIONS.||Ola Fajobi is a senior Human Resources practitioner and Organisational Design consultant based in the UK with over 2 decades of experience at the highest levels of the HR profession in the UK and internationally (primarily Geneva, Switzerland).
He specialises in organisational development & design, developing commercial awareness & business investment skills, strategic leadership & management development, Ola is an executive coach and trainer has successfully delivered complex restructures and organisation change projects in several large and complex organisations including specialist NHS hospitals . He is a senior partner and managing consultant with Hexion HR Solutions an international HR consultancy. Until late 2011 he was Corporate Head of Human Resources at the British Red Cross managing an international multidisciplinary team of 70 responsible for developing and implementing HR & volunteering strategy and policy. In that role he was responsible for Facilities Management of the Red Cross Headquarters building as well as the delivery of a comprehensive HR service to support UK and international operations. Ola is an accomplished public speaker on the professional circuit in the UK with several years’ consultancy international field assessments & evaluation experience. He holds a number of directorships, school governorship and board positions in the UK and Nigeria including associate Director at Genobet Nigeria Limited and Vice Chair of the People in Aid Board. People in Aid is an international NGO membership organisation with headquarters in the UK.
|DR. WALE BOLORUNDURO||HON. COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE, OSUN STATE.||Dr. Wale Bolorunduro is the Commissioner for Finance, Economic Planning & Budget for Osun state and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from OAU, Ile-Ife and was awarded the best faculty grade, Miccom Award for the best graduating student, Society of Engineers Award for the best graduating student in the Faculty of Engineering and University Award for the graduating student with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average for the year 1990.
He started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. and moved to Zenith Bank and rose through rank and file to become Deputy Manager, Strategic Planning & Financial Control from 1994 -1997. He joined Arthur Andersen & Co. Vancouver B.C. Canada in 1997 as a Senior Consultant and moved to BMO Nesbitt Burns (Investment Banking Group) Vancouver, B.C. Canada in 1999 as a Manager (Project Finance). He took up a teaching position as a Teaching/Research Associate at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C, Canada in 2001 and subsequently returned to Zenith Bank Plc as Senior Manager, Energy Division (Oil & Gas) in 2003. He continued his career at Zenith Bank Plc and was the General Manager, Head of the Infrastructure and Power Sector (Corporate Banking) from 2007–2011. Dr. Bolorunduro also obtained with awards, Master’s Degree (Business Management) and PhD degree from the University of British Columbia in Canada in 1999 and 2002 respectively. In 2009, he obtained a Master’s degree in Corporate Governance from Leeds Business School, United Kingdom. He has attended numerous courses all over the World such as Wharton Business School Executive Course and has been involved in numerous landmark transactions. He pioneered construction financing in Telecom industry between 2003 and 2006, and iconic project finance transactions in upstream Oil and Gas, Telecoms, Power and Infrastructures. He is currently authoring a book on Project Finance.
|MR. AMINU DIKO||THE DIRECTOR GENERAL/CEO OF THE ICRC NIGERIA||Mr. Aminu Diko, is currently the Director General/CEO of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission in Nigeria (ICRC). One of the main objectives of ICRC is to build a pipeline of public infrastructure investment projects using the Ministries, Departments and Agencies that are high priorities for the federal government to enable the attraction of private sector investment. Thus, we are glad that Mr. Diko has accepted to be a guest speaker and will be giving a talk on “Accelerating Investment in National Infrastructure through private sector funding”.
Mr. Diko holds a Master’s degree in Law and has close to three decades post-call experience in corporate legal practice. He joined the ICRC in January 2010 as the Executive Director, Contract Compliance Centre, comprising the Monitoring and Compliance/Policy and Regulation Units. His responsibility entailed monitoring compliance with the terms and conditions of every concession agreement entered into by the Government, as well ensuring its efficient execution. Before joining the Commission, Diko worked as the Group Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Dangote Group for 14 years, after a 10 year successful career in the banking sector. He is a Fellow of the International Bar Association.
|ARC. MOHAMMED SADA||THE HONORABLE MINISTER OF MINES AND STEEL.||Architect Musa Mohammed Sada was appointed Nigerian Minister of Mines and Steel Development on 6 April 2010, when acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his new cabinet. He attended Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and gained a BSc in 1982 and MSc in Architecture in 1984.
He earned an MBA from ABU in 1998. He practiced as a professional architect until when he was appointed Commissioner of Works, Housing and Transportation for Katsina State in 2007.
|MR. BABS SANYA||SENIOR GLOBAL SOURCING MANAGER AT INFOSYS.||With 25 years of experience behind him, Babs is an experienced IT Consultant and Snr Solution Architect/Solution Director; with full life cycle experience (covering pre-sales, service and solution design, implementation, project management, outsource deal structuring, delivery and Service Delivery) of complex IT enabled business transformation programmes. As Lead Solutions Architect, Babs helps multinational clients design integrated IT enabled business transformation solutions to overcome business challenges. He leads solution design activities; integrating service elements across people, business processes, applications, information and infrastructure domains; as well as leading and managing teams of internal (and partner) subject matter experts in the detailed design.
Prior to joining Infosys, he worked as a Transition Lead for Steria where he was responsible for the transition of a significant piece of new business into Steria and this comprised Applications management and Infrastructure support services to over 1300 retail stores across UK. Between 2000 and 2007, he worked for Nortel and was responsible for asset consolidation as part of a global asset management strategy resulting in savings of over $5m in one year. He is a Prince 2 Practitioner and an MBA holder from the Henley Business School in addition to holding an MSc in Computing Science.
|MR. STEVE HORNSBY||MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEMISPHERE BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION.||Steve is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and MBA with a first degree from Cambridge University and an initial background in Petrochemicals. He has over 30 years’ experience assisting asset intensive businesses (including Utilities, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Transportation, Aerospace & Defence, Facilities Management, Infrastructure Services and Local & Central Government) significantly improve their operational performance through transformational change programmes, business insight and exploitation of technology.
He has recently created Hemisphere Business Transformation Ltd to provide a compelling and agile mechanism for accessing this expertise and experience. The company provides independent and innovative advisory consulting in areas including business transformation, change management, operations & supply chain management, asset management and procurement. He is currently advising The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria on a Procurement and Supply Chain transformation programme that involves many companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Steve was previously responsible for Asset Management Consulting and Systems Integration for IBM Global Business Services within North East Europe. As part of IBM’s Smarter Planet strategy, he was instrumental in shaping IBM’s vision for the convergence between digital and physical assets. He led production of IBM’s point of view papers on Smarter Asset Management, Through-Life Asset Management, Renewables Sector and Building Information Management (BIM). He sits on the Executive Team of the IET/IAM Asset Management Network, the Steering Group of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) and led IBM’s input to the Cambridge Service Alliance (CSA).
|MR. LES CHIEMEKA||SENIOR CONSULTANT & ADVISOR TO CODUB CONSULTING.||Les Chiemeka is an Advisor to Codub Consulting and has a postgraduate diploma in Business Research and a MA in Change Management. Since 1991 he has been working worldwide for the major consulting groups in Asset Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Finance Solutions, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing in Africa, America and Europe.
His experience in international implementations of ERP systems and blueprinting (mainly SAP), Information Technology and Human Resource Management has helped him today to focus on games organisations and people play in the workplace when it comes to recruiting and training of employees with new technology and automated information systems, related to supply chain and logistics. Les has offered his expertise to the following organisations across the world: Accenture, Cap Gemini, Delloite, Exxon/Mobil, Eurotunnel Firmenich, Grundfos, HSE, JohnDeere, Mllenium, Novartis, Total & Unilever.
|MR. BRADLEY YATES||SENIOR ASSET MANAGER AT NEW ZEALAND TRANSPORT AGENCY.||Bradley is a chartered senior engineer with over two decades in civil & structural engineering with consulting, contracting & client organisations. Working for large industry leading international & government corporations which are diverse, complex, bureaucratic & political environments. Providing professional technical & management support services to a broad range of markets & countries.
With experience through design, project, maintenance, operations and asset management internationally in Australia, United Kingdom and recently in New Zealand. Providing specialist advice & implementation of asset management processes & practices for infrastructure physical assets in an integrated & systematic approach to improve whole life economics, decision-making, performance, consistency, endurance & resilience. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change” Charles Darwin Areas Asset management & assessment of telecoms, highways & railways infrastructure, together with the procurement & management of the maintenance & operational activities & processes, capital works, renewals & related associated design & construction management. Including planning, design & construction supervision in the built environment. Highway Infrastructure Highway & Network Operations Asset Management Senior Asset Manager for the Auckland & Northland Regions, the Auckland Harbour Bridge & associated highway assets. Responsible for ensuring the Auckland Harbour Bridge is effectively & efficiently managed through international asset management best practice tailored to the NZ context, achieved across all highways activities compliant with national policies & embedded into regional practices.
|MR. PARAG PRASAD||ACTIONCOACH BUSINESS COACH.||Parag Prasad has firmly established himself as one of the most successful business coaches in London. He is part of the ActionCOACH global network of Business Coaches and has run his coaching practice since 2007.
Parag has coached and run Workshops for more than 900 London SMEs in that time, and his clients have won or been nominated for 24 different business awards, including:
ActionCOACH Europe Best Business Turnaround Winner 2013
London Business Award Winner for Marketing 2010
The energie Group Global Fitness Club of Year 2012
ActionCOACH UK Business of the Year 2012 Finalist
ActionCOACH UK and South London Business Winner for Customer Service 2012
South London Business Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 & 2012
Audi Best Independent Service Provider Bronze Medal 2012
He is also one of the UK’s few accredited Leadership & Emotional Intelligence coaches. His professional education and experience includes:
Financial Controller at BT
Finance Analyst at BHP Billiton Melbourne
PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit and Consulting, London and Saudi Arabia
ACA qualified Chartered Accountant
BSc degree from Balliol College, Oxford University
Parag also successfully negotiated price deals for British Telecom with Internet Service Providers, for rent of BTs broadband network. BT added >£20M profit as a result, coupled with share price growth, despite a highly competitive UK market.
|MR. CHRIS BUTCHART||DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AND SYSTEMS, INVIRON LTD. (AN IMTECH COMPANY)||Chris Butchart has worked in the building services and facilities management sector in a number of operational and support function roles for the past 28 years. As part of a management buy-out team, the last 8 years have been spent helping to create Inviron, a company that has become a leading technical services provider employing over 1300 employees throughout the UK.
During this period, Inviron has followed a strategy to become the most respected technical services provider in the UK, not through any unique differentiator, but by being simply better at the things that matter most to their customers. Chris is passionate about recognising the significance of the role that frontline employees play in successful service delivery, and is proud of Inviron’s successes in engaging such groups in understanding and connecting with the organisation’s customer focused strategy. Since 2005, Chris and has been responsible for the creation and implementation of Inviron’s respected DNA framework. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Henley Management College, a BSc in Systems Analysis & Software Design From University of Northumbria. In addition in 2001, he completed an International Management Programme at the ABB Academy, Zurich, Switzerland.
|MR. NEIL JACKSON||ENGINEERING SYSTEMS MANAGER, INVIRON LTD. (AN IMTECH COMPANY)||Neil is a time serviced maintenance professional with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He has worked in many sectors including industrial, pharmaceutical, health, commercial and retail. Neil has specialised in maintenance optimisation techniques that fully integrate with and compliment the need to deliver and maintain energy efficiencies and solid environmental management programmes whilst delivering services that support the clients’ business needs.
Neil is currently works for Imtech UK, part of Imtech NV, a Netherlands-based technical services provider with over 28,000 employees across Europe and an annual revenue in excess of five billion Euros. Contract Specific Responsibilities Include:
The continued development of energy driven maintenance strategies
The development of whole lifecycle maintenance tools and techniques
The facilitation of maintenance best practice workshops
Ensuring engineering compliance
Supporting and developing Client Relationships
Supporting “design for maintenance” activities with Clients and Colleagues
Between 2008 and 2004, Neil worked as a Technical Director for Interserve FM (one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies with gross revenue of $2.3 billion and a workforce of over 50,000 people worldwide) and was responsible for setting the maintenance strategy across the facilities management business covering five divisions. This included working to develop and deliver a world class maintenance and asset management strategy to the HSBC Group. Neil has a HNC in Computer Studies from Norwich City College, a Tech. Cert, Aerospace Studies (Avionics) from No1 Radio School, Royal Air Force and Technical Diploma in Electric and Electronic Engineering. Neil is currently studying a BSc in Technology at the Open University.
|MR. PHILLIP FLOATE||TECHNICAL DIRECTOR FOR ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR GRONTMIJ UK & IRELAND.||Philip Floate is a member of the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) in the UK and is a Chartered Engineer with almost 40 years’ experience. He is also the Technical Director for Asset Management for Grontmij UK & Ireland.
His experience has included the operational, regulatory and service provision aspects of asset management. It has also included different industries (water, energy, transport and property) and countries (the UK, Australia, Turkey, Trinidad, Poland, Sweden and the UAE). In his job, he provides advice on good practice asset management and has carried out benchmarking of organisations against PAS55 Asset Management as well as reviewing organisations’ self-assessments. His work covers the whole asset life cycle from planning and creation of the asset through operations and maintenance to decommissioning and disposal. The integration and alignment of these activities so as to optimally, and sustainably, achieve business objectives is something that he still finds exciting. He is also the chair of the Grontmij cross business Asset Management Group. Grontmij is the third largest engineering consultancy in Europe with approximately 10,000 professionals and almost 300 offices across the region and a further 50 offices globally. In the past, Philip has supported major water companies with their business plans covering all aspects maintenance, quality, supply/demand and enhanced service. He is a graduate of civil engineering from the Imperial College, London.
|MR. SABYASACHI CHANDRA -||BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP MANAGER & LARGE PROGRAMME MANAGER – ENERGY, RESOURCES & UTILITIES VERTICAL.||Sabyasachi Chandra (Saby) has been working in the area of Asset Management for over 12 years with various utility organisations across Water, Gas and Electricity domains. His special area of interest is Asset Strategy, Reliability Centred Maintenance of Assets and Integrated Planning (i.e. linking the functions planning, delivery and operations).
Saby works as the Asset Management SME for TATA Consultancy Services (TCS) owning all the Asset Management solutions and offerings and has delivered a number of asset management programmes for various customers across multiple geographies. He also has a number of international seminars and presentations to his credit. TCS is part of the Tata Group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate; TCS has over 100,000 of the world’s best trained IT consultants in 50 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $5.7 billion for fiscal year ended 31 March 2008 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India
|MR. MARK WANDLESS||(PARTNER)||Mark Wandless joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Group in January 2010. Mark’s practice involves a broad range of international and domestic corporate & commercial and project work, including joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, greenfield & brownfield projects and substantial commercial agreements.
Mark’s practice is focused on the following sectors: Ports & Terminals (container, cruise, ferry and dry bulk); Shipping (cruise, ferry, bulk and container); Road & Cold Logistics and Property & Construction. Mark previously worked in-house as Assistant Legal Director at P&O where he managed substantial transactions including the $6bn demerger of P&O Princess Cruises, the sale of Associated Bulk Carriers and the sale of Earls Court & Olympia. Mark is a regular speaker at International Ports & Terminals conferences and has written on ports matters for Port Strategy. Mark has extensive contacts in his respective sectors. Mark has acquired container terminals in India, Argentina, China and Sri Lanka. He is presently advising clients on two international greenfield container port developments; on various investments in the ports and property sectors; and on various operational ports issues.
|MS. DAISY EAST||(LAWYER )||Daisy East is a solicitor in the Project, Commodities and Export Finance group in London. She advises sponsors and lenders on all aspects of project financed transactions in the energy, mining and petrochemical sectors.
Daisy’s recent experience includes advising sponsors and lenders in connection with the financing of an offshore wind farm in Europe and an institutional investor in a portfolio of landfill gas assets. In addition she has advised lenders and sponsors in connection with coal and gas fired power stations in Europe and the Middle East and has advised lenders and development finance institutions in the development of mining projects in Africa.
|MR. MICHAEL SCHABAS||RAIL STRATEGIC ADVISOR & DIRECTOR, FIRST CLASS PARTNERSHIPS LIMITED.||Michael Schabas advises on planning, finance, development and operation of passenger and freight railways and urban transport systems. He has a reputation for conceiving and implementing innovative business strategies and technical solutions. He has experience in over 20 countries, as an advisor, director and investor, preparing and reviewing traffic forecasts, bids, business plans and feasibility studies as well as building teams for complex projects. He brings a detailed understanding of the technical, economic and political opportunities and constraints within which rail and urban transport operate.
Michael Schabas has played key roles in planning, design and implementation of major rail projects including London’s Jubilee Line Extension and Docklands Light Railway upgrade; Britain’s West Coast Main Line modernization and Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1); and Vancouver’s Skytrain. He has extensive knowledge of project finance, contract structures such as Private-Public-Partnerships (PPPs), concessions and franchises. He has led several successful bids for rail projects, concessions, and franchises. He has hands-on experience and has served on the boards of companies delivering commuter, intercity and long-distance passenger and freight rail services as well as urban buses in the UK, Germany, Norway, Estonia, Sweden and Australia. Current projects include the launch of Hamburg Köln Express, a new intercity passenger train business in Germany, and technical and commercial leadership of Eko Rail, developing a new metro in Lagos Nigeria under a 25 year PPP concession contract. He also recently completed a Pre-Feasibility Study for a new trunk railway linking the Port of Calabar with northeastern Nigeria, and potentially extending across the Sahara to the port of Misrata in Libya. Public sector clients have included the UK and Canadian Governments, Transport for London, Adamawa State, World Bank, European Investment Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He speaks regularly at international conferences. He received a Masters degree in Transport Policy (distinguished achievement) from the Harvard Kennedy School.
|MR. DAVID LOGAN||FRANCO/BRITISH CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL ENGINEER.||David Logan is a Franco/British Civil and Municipal Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the planning and implementation of infrastructure, in the institutional and organisational aspects and in management for utility services, notably water and wastewater.
In 2010, he created Teleios International, a French private limited company (S.A.R.L.), to bring his expertise to the support of operators, consultants and other stakeholders in this sector. For nearly twenty years working at the heart of the SAUR group, he led due diligence audits of existing services, studies and technical and financial proposals for technical assistance, equipment supply, training and many different forms of PPP contracts for water and power services, worldwide. He was contracts manager for several of these projects, notably in Africa. In this context, he actively participated in high level discussions on the problems of the water sector, in particular institutional and contractual considerations, risk sharing, the financial equilibrium, services to the poor and user awareness, in order to identify well adapted solutions to ensure the provision of sustainable services and development. Prior to this, David managed a UK local government capital sewerage agency for Severn-Trent Water, responsible for the planning, design and implementation of large urban and rural sewerage projects.
|MR. JOHAN HUISMA||PROGRAM MANAGER ITAMS AT UMS GROUP EUROPE B.V.||Johan Huisma holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and he has taken several courses on management and business administration. He had roles in HV-engineering, project management, maintenance management, process re-engineering, change management and general management.
Johan Huisma started his career in the energy transmission industry in 1982 as an HV-engineer and has been Head of the Asset Management department of Essent Netwerk Noord B.V. (now Enexis B.V.) during the period March 2001 until June 2004 and Head of the Asset Management department of TenneT TSO B.V. during the period July 2004 until end of 2008. In this job, he was responsible for the design and implementation of the risk based asset management process. In 2010 Johan Huisma started his own business (consultancy and interim management) and became associate of UMS Group Europe.B.V. On behalf of UMS he is now managing the International Transmission Asset Management Study with currently 15 participating TSOs worldwide.
|PETER CARTER (LATE)||DEPUTY BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO NIGERIA||Peter Carter was a career diplomat who had been the British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos since February 2013-2014. He transferred to Lagos from Tallinn, Estonia, where he had been British Ambassador since November 2007. He had previously served in Milan as HM Consul General and Director General for Trade and Investment in Italy; and in Tel Aviv as Deputy Head of Mission and Consul General at the British Embassy to Israel. His other postings have included New Delhi and Brussels, where he was on secondment to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of the European Union, with responsibility for EU relations with the countries of the Near and Middle East and Africa.