Executive Board
Nike Folayan MBE (PhD, CEng, FIET) Co-founder AFBE-UK, Chairperson AFBE-UK

Dr Nike Folayan is Chartered Electronics Engineer with a doctorate in Electronics engineering focusing on electromagnetic bandgap antennas for mobile applications.

Nike is currently Associate Director and the Technical Discipline Leader for Communications and Control within WSP, an engineering consultancy where she leads a team of telecommunications engineers in the UK and India working on a variety of projects within the transport industry including railways and the highways projects in the UK, Australia, South America, Middle East and Africa. She is also a Technical Blogger on SMART technology systems. Nike is chair and Co-founder of AFBE-UK a not for profit organisation AFBE-UK promotes higher achievements in education and engineering particularly among people from black and minority ethnicity (BME) backgrounds.

Nike was featured in Britain?s 100 most influential people of African and Caribbean heritage 2012 Powerlist. In 2019 Nike was named in the Financial Times published 100 most influential women in engineering. She is also a Trustee at the Engineering Development Trust (EDT). She is also on various Diversity steering groups including the Science Council and Transport for London amongst others. She was recently a judge at the IET Young Woman of the Year 2019 Award. She is a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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Ollie Folayan (PhD, CEng, FIChemE) Co-founder, Chairman, AFBE-UK, Scotland

Ollie Folayan is an chartered process engineering consultant with a doctorate in the environmental effects of fuel combustion. He is also a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Ollie leads the Scottish arm of AFBE-UK which set up stall in Aberdeen in November 2011.

Ollie has worked various projects to provide front end engineering design and detailed design in the power generation, refining , LNG production and offshore oil and gas industries.

At AFBE-UK, Ollie has helped to create a number of key initiatives currently implemented by AFBE-UK including Transition a program that aims to prepare university students for life as professionals. Ollie has also worked as a part-time private tutor of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics helping students from GCSE to A-level.

Ollie is an Arsenal supporter and an avid tennis fan. Other hobbies include reading and gospel singing.

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Reneth McKenzie-Schoetz (MPhil, MSc, BEng) Director, AFBE-UK

Reneth McKenzie-Schoetz is a Mechanical Design Engineer and Director at AFBE-UK. She is the current schools programmes Manager for the AFBE Schools Outreach programmes.

Reneth assists in recruiting volunteers and liaising with professional organisations that may have BME professionals. She proactively markets events by making contact with prospective organisations, schools and colleges who wish to engage their young people in the world of engineering. Reneth is also responsible for quality control and planning to ensure projects are delivered to time and are of high quality.

In her spare time, Reneth enjoys running, yoga and tending her allotment where she grows fruits and vegetables.

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Olayide Akinsomi (BEng.,MSc,CEng., MIChemE) General Secretary, AFBE-UK Scotland

Olayide Akinsomi is General Secretary of AFBE-UK Scotland. She is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with 14 years experience in Production Operations (offshore and onshore) and Projects (subsea pipelines maintenance and decommissioning). Olayide graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 2002 and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Bath in 2003.

An experienced project lead with a demonstrable track record in leading and safely delivering large scale on time and within budget.

Olayide is also a STEM Ambassador and through AFBE, has been actively involved in the NextGen programme (an outreach programme promoting STEM to young people in primary and secondary schools within underrepresented communities in Scotland).

Olayide's hobbies include travelling (experiencing new & diverse cultures) & singing (she is member of a gospel choir)

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Mara Makoni (MPhil, MEng) Corporate Partnerships Lead, AFBE-UK England

Mara is a consultant with international experience (USA, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, SA) and over 10 years of professional experience.

She is a qualified Systems Engineer who has managed and implemented complex projects in energy and transport, from feasibility to completion.

She brings a wealth of experience of operation monitoring and due diligence advisory across sustainable development, renewable energy and transport.

Mara is an active and contributing Member of the Institution of Engineering Technology and plays an active role in, Intelligent Transport Systems UK and AFBE activities. .

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Urenna V. Adegbotolu (PhD, AMRSC, LMCIWM) NextGen Coordinator, AFBE-UK, Scotland

Urenna is a STEM Ambassador. She loves to show young people how science, engineering, technology and mathematics play important roles in their everyday lives.

She holds a PhD in Environmental and Materials Engineering related research. She is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management. She is also writer, speaker and personal coach.

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Mo Oyetunji (BEng, MSc, MIOM3) NextGen Co-coordinator, AFBE-UK Scotland

Mo is currently a lead Materials Engineer at Baker Hughes, Aberdeen and she previously worked as a Corrosion Engineer at CAN Offshore Aberdeen. She holds a BEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK and an MSc in Corrosion Control Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK.

She is a professional member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3), a STEM Ambassador. She is the Head of Communications for the ‘African Affinity Forum (AAF) at Baker Hughes. She is the CEO of Asa West - a UK based fashion retailer established in 2017. She founded ‘More Blessed to Give’ charity in 2012- a charity which provides outreach and support for homeless men, women and kids as well as financially supporting individuals for higher education. She also founded S.O.L.T (Sisters of Light & Truth) in 2018 - a Christian women’s ministry which provides a platform for support and encouragement.
She is passionate about teaching and inspiring kids to be the best version of themselves.

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Chihurumanya Felly-Njoku (BEng, MSc, MIET) University Events Lead, AFBE-UK England

Chi Felly-Njoku graduated with a First Class Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Covenant University, Nigeria before moving to Aberdeen, Scotland where she obtained a Masters in Subsea Engineering from the University of Aberdeen. She currently works for Arup as a Graduate Electrical Engineer. She has 2.5 years experience in the Water industry as an electrical designer of clean and waste water assets.

She is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and joined AFBE in 2015 as a student. She has been actively involved in organising Transition events held in Aberdeen and is excited to continue organising Transition events for the wider AFBE-UK network. She aligns with and supports AFBE's commitment to promoting diversity in the Engineering and Technology sector (with a focus on increasing the number of involvement of BME women).

In her spare time, Chi enjoys reading and playing football for the Arup Cardiff Ladies Football Club.

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Chukwudi Okenwa (BEng, MSc,CEng.,IMechE) Transition Programme Lead, AFBE-UK Scotland

Chukwudi Okenwa has a mechanical engineering degree from Aston University Birmingham and a master’s in petroleum engineering from Imperial College London. He is also a Chartered engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He has worked as a support petroleum engineer to various Equinor operated fields and is currently a principle petroleum engineer on the Equinor operated Mariner field. He also leads the AFBE - UK Scotland Transition programme.

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Toyin Fatokun (BSc,MSc) Real Projects Coordinator, AFBE-UK Scotland

Toyin Fatokun is an environmental and sustainability professional with a master’s degree with Distinction in Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics from City University London. Toyin currently works as a Sustainability Officer with Aberdeen City Council where provides advise on environmental and substantiality issues and helps the organisation translate their sustainability goals into actionable and measurable programmes to enable it transition to a low carbon economy. Toyin is passionate about the environment with a particular focus on how we can drive sustainability through behavioural change. 

In her spare time, Toyin is involved in coaching in the workplace and volunteers as a Mental Health First aider.

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Maryam Amussah (MEng, CEng., MIChemE) Mentoring Co-Lead, AFBE-UK England

Maryam Amussah, is a Nigerian born Chartered Chemical Engineer, working in the Energy industry as a Production Specialist. She has over 9 years of experience in the Upstream oil and gas sector across various technical, operational and commercial roles. Alongside her day job, she provides STEM mentorship for students from disadvantaged background and has led Employee Network at her workplace to foster the diversity and inclusion strategy. Her hobbies include reading novels (thriller genre), binge watching American TV shows and sightseeing historic cities. She is married with 2 young boys.

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Femi Omoniyi (PhD, MSc, BSc, AIChemE) Mentoring Co-Lead, AFBE-UK England

Femi is a Process Engineer with a background in clean energy. He currently work as a Higher Research Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory focusing on solving measurement challenges relating to clean energy gases, such as biomethane and hydrogen for transport.

Femi has a Masters degree in process systems engineering from the University of Surrey and a doctorate in Chemical, Environmental and Materials engineering from the University of Leeds with his core research on a sustainable and optimised means of producing hydrogen using process intensification measures.

AFBE is a platform to support, motivate and inspire engineers of diverse backgrounds and he is keen to support that vision whilst also developing as a process engineer.

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Ibim Diri (BSc,MSc) Mentoring Lead, AFBE-UK Scotalnd

Ibim is a highly skilled Geoscientist with over five years’ experience in Exploration and Reservoir Geophysics. In his most recent role, Ibim worked in a team of geoscientists responsible for exploration activities in Total’s deep water and onshore asset within the African region.

Ibim holds an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience Geophysics Major from IFP School in Paris. He is a strong advocate for team culture, vertical and horizontal communication as well as collaboration across functions.

Ibim is a trusted Geoscientist with strong leadership and strong passion to give back to the community, a lover of sports and an advocate for diversity and inclusion especially in the workplace”

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Samuel Elegbede (MEng, CEng, MIET) Industry Events Lead, AFBE-UK England

Samuel is an energetic and enthusiastic multi award-winning engineer who has shown excitement and commitment to learning and has immersed himself in full-consultant responsibilities early in his career. He has been diligent in planning, designing and delivering technology services on a large and complex rail and highways projects.

Many young professionals struggle to progress in the industry, Samuel regular organises young professional forums to discuss industry matters. A lot of programmes that he has been involved with has inspired peers and helped students gain employment in engineering firms.

Samuel graduated from the University of Leeds with an MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Engineering and Technology which he achieved at the age of 25

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Roy Bitrus (BSc,MSc, PhD) Leadership Programme Coordinator, AFBE-UK Scotland

Roy is a Royal Society of Edinburgh RSE – Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellow with technical, entrepreneur and intrapreneur skills working as a director of sales at TenzorGEO Ltd to provide micro seismic data acquisition and interpretation services to the oil and gas companies in the North sea aimed at maximising economic recovery in the UKCS.

Roy has over 10 years of experience in business, sales and entrepreneurship having started his own company in Nigeria and has co-founded 2 start-up companies in the UK. He has participated in various entrepreneurial workshops and accelerator programs across the UK where he won pitching competitions and grants for his business.

He is a Geologist with degrees in geology and mining, a master’s in environmental management and a doctorate in geology focused on reservoir characterisation for CO2 storage.

Roy has a passion for giving to others and is a committed member of the AFBE Scotland UK, where he volunteers his time and energy to help develop others contributing to leadership and STEM activities in Aberdeen.

Roy is happily married, and His hobbies include cooking, hunting, hiking and swimming.

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Sheila Sousa (MEng. MIET) Conference Subgroup Lead

Sheila Sousa is a Senior Telecoms Consultant at Arup. She graduated with a Masters degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Kings College University London.

She has been involved with AFBE-UK since 2015, helping in events and supporting some social media aspects.

Sheila has found AFBE-UK inspiring and much needed to support and promote engineering to BME students and help BME engineers transition into the working environment.

In her spare time, Sheila enjoys travelling, dancing and spending time with friends.

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Ayomide Ukpong (BEng.) Finance Officer

Ayomide is a graduate engineer with EDF Energy. She is currently working on a nuclear generation power station and supporting electrical and control systems projects that support the efficient and reliable generation of electricity. Ayomide graduated from University College London in 2019 with a degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. She is enthusiastic about the future of sustainable energy globally.

Having attended the first transition event in London in 2016, AFBE-UK has become more than just an organisation that helped Ayomide develop her career. She views AFBE as a wonderful community which has provided opportunities for her to serve students seeking a career opportunity in STEM.

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Ina Colombo (PhD, CEng, MCIBSE, MInstR) Head of Research, AFBE-UK

Ina Colombo is a chartered mechanical engineer with a doctorate in mechanical engineering. Ina currently works as a research fellow in sustainable refrigeration energy at London South Bank University (LSBU). She is the Deputy Director at the International Institute for Refrigeration (IIFR) in Paris.

As Head of Research and Engagement, Ina provides strategic advise on how to enhance the profile of the organisation and engage current and prospective members.

Ina is in charge of the dissemination of activities? outcomes for publication purposes. In her spare time Ina enjoys travel, going to the gym and attending networking events.

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Ikechukwu Onyegiri (BEng, MSc, PhD) Deputy General Secretary - AFBE-UK Scotland

Ikechukwu is a Rigid Pipeline Installation Engineer with a doctorate in Mechanical engineering with key focus on the mechanics of pipe-in-pipe systems during deepwater installation. Ikechukwu currently works with the pipeline engineering project support team within TechnipFMC, focusing on projects in the UKCS, NCS and Gulf of Mexico. In this role, he is responsible for finite element analysis and numerical computation related to the reeling and installation of pipe-in-pipe systems.

Outside of work, Ikechukwu is involved in music production and sound engineering, tutoring STEM related courses for high school and undergraduates, and video game testing.

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Emmanuel Oni (BEng, MSc, MIET) Representative in Edinburgh-AFBE-UK Scotland

Emmanuel is an electrical design engineer working in the buildings engineering group in Arup & Partners Int'l Ltd and based in Edinburgh. Emmanuel holds a first-class degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Benin, Nigeria and an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, UK.
Emmanuel has 6 years of secondary education and A-Levels teaching experience (Physics and Mathematics) and 2 years of University teaching and research experience in electronics and controls systems with two publications in international journals in the field of control and security systems.
Emmanuel currently plays a key part in providing specialist solutions for buildings, transport infrastructure, energy, water, and waste utilities. Emmanuel has been involved in different stages (Study, Concept, Front End Engineering Development, & Detailed Design) of the design of different types of buildings in the last few years".

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Thaddeus Anim-Somuah (MEng, CEng, MIChemE) Communications and PR - AFBE-UK England

Thaddeus has a MEng Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester, graduating in 2012. He received a scholarship from P&G for his studies, and during study breaks he worked for P&G as Process Engineering Intern across several production locations in the UK.

Since September 2012, Thaddeus has worked for Croda in various Engineering and Operations roles across Europe. His current role is Engineering Manager Projects. In this role he's responsible for long term strategy and strategic projects.

Aside from Engineering, Thaddeus is also active in humanitarian volunteering and startup advising. He has also held regional board positions in IChemE and Nederlandse Procestechnologen (Dutch Process Engineering Society).

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Milena Rakszawska (BEng) Communications and PR - AFBE-UK England

Milena graduated from London South Bank University with a BEng in Chemical and Process Engineering. She is currently working as a Project Manager and Process Engineer at Pall Corporation where her projects are all biotechnology based and pharmaceutical.

In 2017 she participated in one of the Transition Events and that is where her journey with AFBE-UK began. Since then, she has been a Project Coordinator for the ‘Making Engineering Hot’ campaign, as well as contributing as of the programme’s mentors.

“Over the past 4 years AFBE-UK has supported me throughout my career, it has given me a platform to network with likeminded professionals as well as leading Engineers in a variety of industries. I am looking forward to supporting them and helping other aspiring engineers succeed.”

Milena is also passionate about learning French, healthy cooking and playing Tennis.

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Mariah Ichakpa (MEng) Communications and PR (Social Media), AFBE-UK Scotland

Mariah Ichakpa is a Doctorate student at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. She graduated from Robert Gordon University with a Masters of Engineering degree (Distinction). Mariah is currently undertaking research to investigate critical components in functional conditions suitable for additive manufacturing. She is passionate about technology and innovation, and she enjoys volunteering and empowering the future generation.

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John Igwe MSc Communications and PR (Social Media), AFBE-UK Scotland

John Igwe is a trainee Petroleum/Wells Engineer at Frontiers Exploration Services. John earned an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from University of Aberdeen Scotland. John considers his decision to join AFBE-UK has been one of his best. "It gave me the platform to gain new skills while showcasing my talents'', John says. In his spare time, John enjoys playing chess and watching football. He also volunteers as a sound engineer and cameraman in his local church.

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Tobi Kasali (MSc) NextGen Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Tobi Kasali is a Business Analyst working in Digital Transformation. She has a deep grasp of strategy, innovation, and creativity in digital technologies. An exceptional mentor who has been involved with both the Lego STEM challenge and the AFBE NextGen program in Aberdeen.

Tobi graduated in 2003 with a degree in Computer Science and she has an MSc in information systems engineering with Network Management from Robert Gordon University in 2008. Tobi is a certified Data Scientist and Data Analyst. She is also a Cloudera Certified Administrator and is a qualified PRINCE2 project management practitioner.

Tobi is an avid sports fan and loves to play Tennis and Squash. She is an intermediate french speaker, enjoys reading and travelling; she has keen interest in Aviation – and still dreams of becoming a pilot one day!

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Esere Tawo (BEng,MSc) NextGen Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Esere is a postgraduate student of Oil and Gas Engineering at Robert Gordon University. He is enthusiastic about Energy Sustainability (making sure we have what we need to live our daily lives well) and enjoys helping to solve problems in general. In his spare time, he likes to cycle, play some board games, as well as video games (FIFA, mostly), walk in nature, travel, meet people, watch soccer and read.

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Araz Khojasteh (BSc,MSc) NextGen Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Araz has a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from University of Aberdeen. He is currently working as a Process Engineer at PD&MS Group. He is a STEM ambassador at Aberdeen Science Center and member of AFBE-UK NextGen programme since 2017.

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Surakat Kudehinbu (BEng,MSc) NextGen Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Surakat is a mechanical and petroleum engineer at RAB-Microfluidics. Working to commercialise their novel technology, turning what was once an idea to a product that people can use and pay for.

Surakat Is an Enterprise fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, supported by The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. His passion lies in using technology to find solutions to improve people’s quality of life. He is also a STEM Ambassador and has been a member of AFBE-UK NextGen programme since 2018.

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Precious Ogbodo (MEng) NextGen Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Precious is a CFD Engineer. She has worked in academia for 3 years teaching mechanical engineering subjects at NC, HNC and HND level. She currently works in engineering consultancy at WSP where she’s spent the last 4 years.

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Mariatu Davies Making Engineering Hot Subgroup, AFBE-UK England

Mariatu is a mechanical engineering student at the University of Birmingham. She is very excited to be part of the AFBE family as she genuinely believes in the vision. She wants to be part of a team that allows BME students to see their full potential, and be open-minded about the benefits and opportunities that the world of STEM has to offer especially engineering.~

In her own words "I am here to promote engineering, promote diversity and promote change."

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Isabella Mascarenhas Making Engineering Hot Subgroup, AFBE-UK England

Isabella Mascarenhas has forged a successful career in developing young people from diverse backgrounds to realise their full potential and achieve their ambitions. She currently works for RS Components as their Vice President of Grass Roots Education where she works with young engineers and technologists all over the world to develop competitions, events and initiatives to enhance their employability skills and career prospects.

Isabella is South Indian and spent her childhood in Zambia before settling in the UK. She has a Jamaican husband and two children and is fascinated by different cultures and their traditions.

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Zainab Adigun Making Engineering Hot Subgroup, AFBE-UK England

Zainab Adigun is a structural engineer at Pell Frischmann ant has been in the industry for 5 years.

Zainab enjoys connecting young people to engineering through the use of various activities is vital in educating them on the huge pool of career paths available to them.

Having planned and led a number of interactive sessions herself she knows the importance of the MEH is unquestionable to helping a young persons mind open up to the life of an engineer.

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Allegria Bwitonzi (BEng, EngTech, MIET) University Events Subgroup- AFBE-UK England

She is part of the software development team within Siemens and works on innovative supervisory control and data acquisition solutions for rail projects.

She graduated with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Leeds Beckett University in 2018 and completed a year-long placement at Siemens as part of her degree.

She decided to joining the board to help students who are in the position she was in few years ago. She believes AFBE-UK provides an opportunity to network and be inspired by other professionals from the BAME community.

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Noah Arthur (MEng, AIMechE) University Events Subgroup, AFBE-UK England

Noah is currently a graduate engineer at WSP. Noah studied mechanical engineering and graduated from the University of Leicester where he achieved a 2:1. Noah is currently working within the Systems Engineering team within WSP's Railway division where he has worked on notable projects such as HS2 and Crossrail. Before Noah was accepted onto WSP?s graduate scheme he attended multiple transition events which gave him the skills and confidence to successfully acquire a graduate engineering role at WSP

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Michelle Watiki (BEng, AMIChemE) University Events Subgroup, AFBE-UK England

Michelle is a masters student studying MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering at Cranfield University in addition to being a current recipient of The School of Power & Energy: Net-Zero Scholarship.

She graduated from Aston University with a First-Class honour degree in BEng Chemical Engineering with a year’s placement completed at Rolls-Royce Plc. During university, she completed two further internships at blue chip institutions which led to finding her passion in engineering education outreach.

She is a qualified STEM ambassador and board trustee member at the Engineering Development Trust. Her interests lie in promoting STEM to minority groups and is committed to helping inspire the next generation of engineers.

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Lemuelle Assuncao Transition Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Lemuelle Assuncao is a 2nd year student of Mechanical and Offshore engineering at Robert Gordon University. She is now working voluntarily at RGU Union as a Vice President of Societies. She is very passionate about music and ways to help others in her community. ’ 

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Kufre Samuel (MSc) Transition Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Kufre Samuel is a graduate Petroleum Engineer with strong background in the areas of hydrocarbon production and key interest in clean and sustainable energy development, energy economics and energy policies geared towards sustainability.

Kufre holds a First-Class Bachelors’ Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Uyo in Nigeria, where he also served as Membership Chairman for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Kufre also has earned an MSc in Petroleum Production Engineering with Distinction from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

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Simeon Agbaza (MSc) Transition Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Simeon Jake Agbaza is currently EnQuest’s Decommissioning Removals Engineering Lead, with responsibility for the safe, effective, and efficient execution of the removals phase of the Heather and Thistle Asset Decommissioning Programme in collaboration with Well Plug and Abandonment (P&A), Engineering Down and Clean (EDC), and Operations streams of EnQuest’s Decommissioning Project. He also maintains relationships with key contractors and other interfaces for the execution of Topsides and Jacket removal scopes for both assets.

Prior to his moving into current role, he served as a Technical Authority Lifting for EnQuest for a 12-month period where he provided technical leadership within his area of expertise, promoting the safety of personnel and equipment whilst optimising operational processes and practices. He was also chiefly accountable for delivering performance and improvements in effective management of major accident hazard barriers that promoted the safety of lifting operations in accordance with company standards, industry best practices, and regulations.

His obligation also included approving deviations, modifications and operational risk assessments in support of maintenance and operational activities, ensuring best practice and learning is transferred across all EnQuest controlled offshore and onshore assets.

Before joining EnQuest in January 2019, Jake served as Lead Integrity Engineer and Manager for Lloyd’s Register’s Asset Integrity Maintenance Optimisation (Lifting) Division for 6.5 years, where he was responsible for managing a team of multi-disciplined specialist engineers in the delivery of inspection and compliance projects to the high quality expected by clients in the oil and gas energy business.

He is a Chartered Engineer and holds a master’s degree in Oil and Gas Engineering form the Robert Gordon University and currently studying for a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the same university. He intends to leverage his learnings and experiences in future leadership roles in the industry and considers Decommissioning as an industry capable of providing assured growth opportunities in technology and innovation in the UK North Sea and, therefore a significant business opportunity for EnQuest.

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Adeshina Badejo (BEng) Real Projects Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Adeshina Badejo is a First Class graduate of Petroleum and Gas Engineering. Adeshina currently works with BRADE Group, where he is a Graduate Trainee Engineer. Adeshina is particularly interested in finding alternative solutions to traditional methods and reducing Carbon footprint.

He joined the Real Projects team to contribute his quota to fostering industry-academia relationships on the international scene just like he did with the Society of Petroleum Engineers in his undergraduate days.

Shina enjoys volunteering for various causes and is a proud Manchester United fan.

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Elizabeth McAlpine (MSc) Real Projects Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Elizabeth McAlpine is a Decommissioning Consultant and training provider with several years’ experience working in the North Sea Oil & Gas industry. She provides training and consultancy services on decommissioning and other areas to oil & gas operators in the UK and overseas. She holds a Master’s degree in Decommissioning from the University of Aberdeen. Elizabeth is also co-founder of the AXIS Network, a not-for-profit organisation focused on increasing gender balance within the Aberdeen Energy Industry.

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Amina Hamoud (PhD) Mentoring Subgroup, AFBE-UK England

Amina is an Automotive Research Engineer with a background in Computer Science. She currently works for an Automotive Consultancy where her focus is towards developing safe Autonomous Vehicles and Intelligent Transport Systems. Alongside her day job, Amina is a keen volunteer, STEM Ambassador and provides mentorship to students from diverse backgrounds. She is excited to continue to support even more students through AFBE by putting into practice what she learned over the years as a mentor but as a mentee herself.
Amina is a mum to multiple plants (yep, she names them too…), an avid reader and loves everything nature and outdoors.

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Awai Collins-Harrison (PhD, BEng) Mentoring Subgroup, AFBE-UK England

Awai is currently a Lead Systems Engineer at Siemens Mobility Limited. She holds a BEng degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK. She is a STEM Ambassador and is passionate about promoting the engineering discipline to young people.

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Jonathan Fashanu (BEng, MSc) Industry Events Subgroup, AFBE-UK England

Jonathan is the founder of DASH – an integrated architecture and engineering practice that focusses on sustainable residential design and responsible construction. He has over eight years of experience in construction and has worked internationally in projects in Singapore, Germany, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

He is a civil and structural engineer with a graduate degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from Newcastle University and a master’s degree in Structural Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently pursuing his professional status with the ICE.

Jonathan refuses to be defined by the limits of his profession and has owned an eco-themed coffee house and a retail management software company. His latest foray into architecture is an attempt to work on issues like climate change and sustainability. He enjoys reading and training for triathlons.

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Olabode-George Brown (MEng) Industry Events Subgroup, AFBE-UK England

Olabode-George Brown is a Powertrain Design Engineer and Customer Support Engineer at RML Group, a role he started shortly after graduating from City, University of London in 2017 with a 1st Class Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He has been involved in design and development of various Powertrain systems in the Automotive and Motorsport industry; namely designing and developing EV powertrain components in 1MW hyper-car applications as well as design and development of automation methods in Li-ion battery pack manufacturing. George also has experience in customer-facing roles such as technical support at race weekends and customer events in Europe and Asia. 

George has a huge passion for engaging young people in STEM and helping them realise the boundless possibilities engineering offers in solving the world's problems.

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Stacey Kincaid (BA, PGDip, MCIPD) Leadership Programme Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Stacey has over 15 years of experience in various roles in human resources including business partnering and learning and talent development. Although based in Scotland, most of her roles have had international elements. Stacey specialises in all levels of Resourcing and presently leads the team at Spirit Energy where she is also an active member of the Steering Group for the company’s proactive employee led D&I network.

Stacey has qualifications in business, HR and psychology and is enthusiastic about all people matters, in particular helping people to find flourishing careers.

As well as being part of the AFBE team, Stacey sits on the Board for Young Enterprise Grampian where she helps young people across the region get their first taste of business.

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Joy Egborge (MCIPS, MEng, ARSM) Leadership Programme Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Joy is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and an Associate of the Royal School of Mines Imperial College London. She holds a Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London and has over 15 years’ experience working in the Oil and Gas Sector. She began her career with Shell Exploration and Production Limited as a Production Technologist responsible for production optimisation of a portfolio consisting of gas wells in the North Eastern region of the Netherlands. This quickly progressed to being responsible for managing a portfolio of oil and gas wells in the Central and Northern North Sea region in the UK with operations from Aberdeen, Scotland. She later transitioned to a career in Supply Chain Management with a focus on oil and gas related contracts. She has held leadership positions within the organisations with whom she worked has held several consulting and contracting roles across leading oil and gas operator and service companies alike. She is currently consulting for a reputable oil and gas operator in Aberdeen, Scotland and is currently a lead of her organisation’s Ethnicity Network. Joy is a mother of 3, a keen baker and fitness enthusiast who enjoys travelling. She is passionate about mentoring, D&I related matters in the industry and empowering the younger generation and females in Engineering and Supply Chain Management.  

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Abhishek Goswami MSc MBA Leadership Programme Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Abhishek works for Shell, UK and live in Aberdeen, Scotland. With a career spanning 20+ years in multiple geographical locations across the globe, he enjoys staying abreast of technological breakthroughs and future challenges faced by the upstream E&P industry faced with the challenge of Energy Transition.

While his day job comprises of leading a team of Data and Workflow managers deliver digital solutions and workflow support for Shell’s UK business, his interests include developing a better understanding of how to lower CO2 footprint of existing operations and promote low carbon scalable energy solutions. He is an avid follower of the subject of carbon pricing and potential impact of climate change policies on investment portfolios, changes to investment strategies and reallocation of capital toward low-carbon or climate-resilient activities. Beside work, Abhi enjoys spending quality time mentoring junior colleagues, interns, and students engaged with several charities and non-governmental organisations.

Apart from being a cricket tragic, Abhi is a keen hill walker and uses every excuse to venture out practicing his rudimentary Munro climbing skills in the Scottish Highlands but that passion is currently in cloud cold storage thanks to Dad’s taxi duties that takes most of his free time.

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Winston.C. Ojei (BEng) Leadership Programme Team, AFBE-UK Scotland

Winston.C. Ojei is a Senior Mechanical Engineer for BUMI ARMADA, an FPSO owner and operator on the North Sea. After graduating from the University of Glasgow with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Winston joined the Weir Group where he was involved in various challenging projects, his responsibilities included delivering new build steam turbines and centrifugal pump upgrades to providing general technical support.
Winston won the IMechE's Speak out for Engineering (Aberdeen regional) award in 2018. In his current role, Winston is involved in proffering technical solutions and problem solving in order to facilitate asset operation and maintain uptime.
When he is not working, Winston enjoys travelling, networking and bagging the towering Munros of Scotland (that’s hiking to you and me!).

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Beatrice Siyanbola (MEng) Leadership Programme Team - AFBE-UK Scotland

Beatrice is currently an operations graduate for a multinational energy company, with a passion for knowledge gaining and sharing, driving change through effective leadership and business performance improvement. She graduated with an MEng degree in Chemical Engineering with a Year- Long Industrial Placement from the University of Manchester in 2019. She spent her placement year at one of GlaxoSmithKline’s manufacturing sites in the UK. Prior to that, she also completed multiple internships and work experience opportunities at other companies including KPMG and Total. Through various organisations like STEM Ambassadors UK and Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE), she has given talks, ran CV clinics, mock job assessments and interviews for University students at various stages of their degrees.

She has also been involved in other employability events, including giving a talk to Universities' Careers Advisors at the PlaceNet Graduate Conference in 2018. In 2019, she also sat on the judging panel of the National Undergraduate Employability Awards organised by RateMyPlacement as the only student judge. In the same year, she was also recognised as one of the UK’s 150 Most Outstanding African and African Caribbean Students and New Graduates.
In 2020, she launched The Career Aisle as a platform through which she coaches university students and early career professionals through various stages of job applications.

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Ami Singh (BEng, CEng,, FIET) Leadership Programme Team - AFBE-UK Scotland

Ami Singh is an energy industry professional with over 15 years of industry experience. Since July 2018 he has been the Engineering Manager at SSE - Peterhead Power Station, Scotland’s largest CCGT site. He manages a multidisciplinary engineering team of 25 responsible for providing safe and efficient asset management solutions.

Prior to that he was the Lead Electrical Engineer at SSE – Engineering Centre for about 2 years. Prior to that he worked as a Senior Electrical Engineer with Genesis Energy in New Zealand for about 10 years.

He has published/delivered numerous presentations at conference venues in New Zealand, Australia, France, Ireland, UK and US. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree and is currently undertaking an MBA on a part time basis. He is passionate about inclusion and diversity and is also part of a working group within SSE. Ami is a Chartered Engineer, a Professional Registration Advisor (PRA) and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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Titi Oliyide (BSc, MSc, DIC, AMIChemE) Conference Subgroup

Titi holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters degree in Advanced Chemical Engineering (Process Systems Engineering specialisation) from Imperial College London. She has gained experience as a safety engineer, providing safety assurance expertise for various engineering systems and major projects in the energy and transportation industries. 

Titi has attended and volunteered at various AFBE UK events, including Transition events at LSBU and DMU and Real Project programmes. 

Titi is passionate about promoting and changing the misconceptions about the engineering profession. She recognises and is excited to be a part of the efforts that AFBE is making towards making engineering more accessible and appealing to all. 

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Sidiq Raji (BEng,MSc, CEng., MICE) Conference Subgroup

Abubakar Sidiq Raji is a chartered civil engineer with the institution of civil engineers. He has a first degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s in Project and Enterprise Management.

Sidiq currently works at WSP UK as Project Manager and Assistant Engineering Manager. He has had experience working on a variety of infrastructure projects across the U.K. He is currently working on HS2 and Highways Englands major tunnel upgrade programme.

Sidiq has been involved in various activities as part of AFBE for the past 5 years. He is also a STEM ambassador where he organises events which support the development of young adults and informing them on the benefits of STEM subjects. He is passionate about the promotion of AFBEs core principles and goals and continues to be an active member of the association.

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Jacqui Olusoji (MSc,BSc) Corporate Partnerships, AFBE-UK Scotland

Jacqui Olusoji is a Geoscientist with experience in the Oil and gas industry for over a decade with roles in Seismic interpretation, Hydrocarbon Asset management and Operations Geology. She is currently transitioning to Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of Aberdeen. Her Interest in Sustainable development goals (SDGs) and its impact on Climate change in extension to global warming, is the key driving force for her going forward. Jacqui enjoys cooking as well as playing board and card games with her family.

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