past president

OLUMUYIWA ALADE AJIBOLA was born on 5th March 1947 in Ile Ife, Osun State.

He attended Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti between 1960 and 1966, for his School & Higher School Certificates.

He obtained B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, University of London -West Ham College of Technology, Stratford E15, now University of East London in 1970.  He had his initial pupilage at the Urban District Council of Basildon New Town, Essex, England 1970/73.  Advanced his career back home in Nigeria in the Engineering Consultancy Practice of Etteh Aro & Partners 1974/76. He further obtained his M.Sc Degree in Highway & Traffic Engineering/Construction Management from the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston in 1978/79.

By late 1976, he co-founded INTECON PARTNERSHIP, (later INTECON PARTNERSHIP LTD), now a leading Civil/ Structural Engineering Consulting firm in Nigeria today. He also led the formation of two other Civil Engineering Service Companies viz: Interworks Engineering Ltd., (Construction) and Automated Geotechnics Ltd., (Geotechnical Investigation and Foundation Engineering), both subsidiaries of INTECON PARTNERSHIP LTD, now ISO 9001:2008 certified.

In the past 40 years, he has been developing the practice of the profession, training and mentoring several Civil Engineers of note, through the Organizations established by him. He participated in spectacular projects both in the UK and across Nigeria including, Nevedon Road 63 Dwellings, Basildon, UK; Tafawa  Balewa Sqaure Civil Works, Lagos (1975); Air force Hangar at MM International Airport (1977); QIT-Ibeno Road through creeks & swamps; Eket, Bonny & Escravos Airstrip Runways for Exxon Mobil and Chevron respectively; several Civil, Structural  and Highways Engineering projects across the Nation.

Engr. Ajibola served the Engineering Profession meritoriously in various capacities in the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), ACEN, COREN and WFEO, over the past 3 decades ultimately as President of Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Engineering Umbrella body: 2010-2011. He has authored several Engineering Technical Papers, presented at different National and International fora. He recently delivered the 25th NSE October Lecture, as a Past President of the NSE; “Creativity in the Application of Nigerian Engineering Resources for Effective Economic Development: a National Policy Imperative”, on the 8th October, 2015.

He also served in various State, National, Academic and Professional Councils viz; Member -Osun State Economic Advisory Council, Governing Councils of the University of Ado-Ekiti, the Premier University of Ibadan, the Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board, National Refineries Special Task Force (2012); Chairman, COREN Investigation Panel (2012-2015) and Member Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

He is a Fellow of the NSE, NICE and NIStructE. He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE).

He is married with children, four of whom are Engineers. He loves Reading, Travelling and playing Golf.

He holds the Chieftaincy title of ‘Agbaakin’ of Ile-Ife.