AFBE-UK appoints industry veteran to Advisory Board
24 February 2019 Dr Ollie Folayan

Denis Pinto at AFBE-UK Scotland'sTransition Event in February 2019

The Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK) is pleased to announce that flow measurement and hydrocarbon allocations expert and MD Caledonian Flow Systems Ltd, Denis Pinto has been appointed to the advisory board.

AFBE is a UK wide not for profit organisation that exists to inspire young people to consider engineering as a viable career path. Denis is an engineering consultant with extensive commercial and engineering experience in the field of hydrocarbon measurement. Over the last 30 years Denis has worked in a number of engineering posts within the Burmah Oil Company, British National Oil Corporation, Britoil and BP. Denis left BP in 1994 to join Rhomax Engineering Limited as Head of the Consultancy &; Manpower Division. In 1999, he left to setup his own company, Caledonian Flow Systems Limited. He has worked for a number of new operators in the North Sea, helping them to take on mature platforms and extend life and value for the remaining field life and to bring new oil fields on line. He has worked both in the UK and overseas.

Denis is very actively involved with the Energy Institute where he was Chairman of the Aberdeen Highlands and Islands Branch and helped to grow the membership of the branch. In 2011, he developed The Energy Institute Young Professional Network and helped reshape the Energy Institute Constitution to have a Young Professional Network. He is currently helping to develop young members in all Energy Institute’s UK and International Branches.

As a member of the advisory board Denis joins a team of distinguished advisers including James Smith CBE (Former Chairman Carbon Trust), Chi Onwurah (Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central and Shadow Minister for Innovation and Science), Patrick Clarke OBE (Director of Connections, UK Power Networks and others. The advisory board meets with the AFBE-UK's executive board twice a year to provide guidance and support.

AFBE-UK Scotland Chairman, Dr Ollie Folayan said:

“Even though we are only now just formally recognising Denis as a part of the AFBE-UK advisory board, Denis has consistently supported and advised AFBE-UKs programmes since we first met him in 2012. We are therefore in a sense only describing a role Denis has so generously played for almost seven years.

Few people in the energy industry possess the breadth and depth of business experience and technical know how that Denis can bring to bear in the areas of organisational development, STEM promotion, event planning and career building. Denis is true veteran of the industry respected nationally and beyond. It therefore gives us great pleasure to welcome MD Caledonian Flow Systems Denis Pinto to the AFBE-UK advisory board. We look forward to working with you.