The Leadership

BIM Africa / The Leadership

The Governance

Two groups work together to charter the leadership and management of the organization towards achieving its goals and strategic plans: The Board of Directors and the Executive Leadership Team. Other Advisory groups and Support Committees are also constituted to implement the strategic plans.


The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a group of individuals from across different African countries who bring their experience, network, diversity, and passion in BIM and the AEC Industry and provide strategic direction for the organization. Election to the Board is by all active and confirmed members of the organization after a nomination process. Membership of the Board attracts a tenure of 2 years with no restrictions to the number of participation cycle. The Board comprises a maximum of 12 members each occupying different positions and participating in various committees.

2018 – 2020

DR. SA'ID KORI
DR. SA'ID KORI

Chairman

Dr. Sa’id is a researcher, consultant and seasoned business information system expert. His area of interest includes Smart City, Digital Construction, Geographical Information System and Building Information Modelling. He is an Architect with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Digital Architecture from the prestigious University of Liverpool where he taught for over 4 years in the area of Digital Construction and Building Information Modelling. He has a Master of Science in Digital Architectural Design from University of Salford , Manchester. He has led several workshops and publications on Building Information Modelling implementation.

ABUBAKAR LAWAL
ABUBAKAR LAWAL

Vice Chairman

Abubakar is a registered and practicing Civil Engineer with over 10 years practical experience in Design and Construction Supervision of Civil Infrastructure Projects in Nigeria. He is the Principal Partner of Infraworks Engineering Services Limited. He has trained many Engineers on real case study application of CAD and BIM tools to civil infrastructure construction projects. He is presently the Assistant General Secretary of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Abuja Branch and the Technical Secretary of the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, Abuja Chapter.

HAFIZ OYEDIRAN
HAFIZ OYEDIRAN

Secretary

Hafiz is a Builder and Civil Engineer with close to ten years experience in designing and supervising diverse construction projects. His interests include research, use of technology in construction, sustainability and energy efficiency. He participates at the American Society of Engineers (Nigeria section)

TOBI AWOJOBI
TOBI AWOJOBI

Director, Certification

Tobi is a BIM Specialist at Arbico Plc. He is a certified educational member of the Canadian BIM Council and a member of the Qatar BIM Council, and Quantity Surveyors International – UK. He is also the Program Director for Richdgercomann Institute of Technology on Virtual Design and Construction. Much of his work focuses on improving the understanding, design, and workflow of Building Information Modelling across Africa.

HERMANN KAMTE
HERMANN KAMTE

Director

Hermann is an award-winning Cameroonian Architect and the Creative Director at HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates. In 2019, he was awarded New Leader of Tomorrow at the Crans Montana Forum. Receiving numerous awards and honors, he has a reputation for designing projects that are technically innovative, sustainable and ecological conscious.

KEHINDE ADEYEMI
KEHINDE ADEYEMI

Director

Kehinde is a practicing Civil and Structural Engineer with strong interests in smart cities and infrastructure for sustainable living experiences for humanity. In his journey of a decades worth of design and field experience, he has successfully pioneered, participated and provided support for projects in residential, commercial and urban areas with focus on value engineering at design and construction phases, including BIM Models for Facility management, all together aiming the ultimate goal of shaping better African built environments. As a digital transformation proponent and BIM advocate he researches and has facilitated well over 6500 hours of workshops and trainings for professionals in the Architecture, Engineeering and Construction Operations (AECO) industry on Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools and key project delivery concepts for wholesome practice. He is the founder of KadeyPRIME Group Limited and KadeyPRIME AEC Hub - a community of AEC industry professionals committed to growth and advancement of young african professionals and the AEC industry at large. He has notably established corporate partnerships within and beyond Africa, with a promise to achieve even more for global to local shared opportunities. Beyond Engineering, Kehinde is a programmer, web developer, and continues to actively explore technology in knowledge fields of blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and very importantly, the harnessing of Big data for good of mankind. He is Autodesk certified and remains and active member of several professional societies within and outside Nigeria including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

ONYEMA UDEZE
ONYEMA UDEZE

Director, Finance

Onyema is a Systems Designer and Architect – the Co-founder and Content Manager for Blaze Incorporated. He is passionate about the integration of technology with Architecture and leveraging technology to improve the construction industry. He is a dedicated Blogger and Author exploring the interaction between digital construction and home automation (Smart Home Systems)

MOSES ITANOLA
MOSES ITANOLA

Executive Director

Moses is a Quantity Surveyor and BIM (5D) Specialist with interests in sustainability and technology in the African Construction Industry. He is a Researcher, Blogger, Advocate & Trainer exploring the use of AR, VR, UAVs, and BIM-compliant Construction Management softwares. Aside Construction and Technology, you’ll find him playing the Theobald Boehm’s Flute as part of the largest Symphony Orchestra in Africa.

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