A former President of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), Mrs Carlien Bou-Chedid, has been appointed the fifth President of the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO).
A press statement from the GhIE said Mrs Bou-Chedid was the first female and the first Ghanaian to hold the office of the president of the continental body.
She was also the first woman to hold the office of President of the GhIE.
Established in 2011 with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, the FAEO is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with the umbrella body in Africa that represents the interests of all African engineering practitioners, most notably at the Wold Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO).
“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, her investiture fixed for Friday, January 29 will be a virtual event,” the statement said.
Mrs Bou-Chedid is a consulting structural engineer with specialisation in earthquake engineering.
She has over 35 years of experience covering activities, including building design, supervision of construction, construction management, project management, structural condition assessment, the professional education of engineers and corporate governance.
She holds a BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK (1983) and an MSc (Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics) and DIC from the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, UK (1999).