Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), at its 68th Annual General Meeting held in November, elected Olu Soluade, CEO of AOS Consulting Engineers, as President of the organisation for the next two years. He succeeds Sugen Pillay. David Leukes from BVi Group was elected Deputy President of the organisation.

            Olu Soulade, newly elected President of CESA.

Soluade in his acceptance speech said, “My aim is to consolidate and build on CESA’s foundation for us to continue to drive our focus on partnering with industry stakeholders for sustainable, value for money infrastructure development that protects the lives and livelihoods of our people.”

Soluade is a Professional Engineer and Professional Construction Project Manager with over 30 years’ experience. He holds a Master’s Degree in industrial engineering and a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in mechanical engineering. He was Vice President of CESA before taking up the position as President.

Soluade also holds the qualification of Accredited Tier Designer Expert from the Uptime Institute in the USA; he is a Green Star Accredited Professional, as accredited by the Green Building Council of South Africa; a LEED AP (BD+C) with the US Green Building Council; a Certified Data Centre Designer by CNET, USA; and a Data Centre Energy Practitioner as qualified by the Department of Energy of the USA.

Prior to starting AOS Consulting Engineers in 2008, Soluade held the position of CEO of another consultancy firm in South Africa. In 2009, AOS Consulting won the Young Company of the Year award at the CESA/Glenrand MIB Engineering Excellence Awards, as well as a number of international awards.

As a member of numerous professional bodies, he serves on the membership committee of CESA, is an Assessor for the SACPCMP, and was Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Professional Advisory Committee (Engineering Council of South Africa) for four years. He is currently serving as the GAC chair and the President for the ASHRAE South Africa Chapter.

For more information visit: www.cesa.co.za

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