ENGR. IBIKUNLE S. OGUNBAYO
Engr. Ibikunle Ogunbayo is a 1973 graduate of Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos and upon completion of the pioneer NYSC scheme, was given an
appointment by the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (WNBS-WNTV). He progressed from an Assistant Engineer in the television studio, through to Principal Engineer Studios, to Acting Assistant Director of Engineering (Projects, Research and Development)
In 1978, he left the NTA, the successor company to WNTV, to join Oscar Faber Nigeria, a firm of Consulting Engineers. He was initially seconded for one year to Oscar Faber and Partners, St. Albans U.K. and returned to Nigeria in 1979. He became an Associate of the practice in 1980 and became a Partner in 1981, sharing responsibility for the practice and its current projects, with particular responsibility for all Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services aspect of the firm's work. In this period, he was responsible for the delivery of such landmark projects as The First Bank Head Office, NECOM House, NAL House to mention a few.
In 1985 he left Oscar Faber to form the firm of 'Kunle Ogunbayo and Associates, which in 2006 became KOA Consultants ltd. This firm has been responsible for Major Landmark Developments in Nigeria and Ghana, including the new domestic terminal at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Tinapa Business Resort, Calabar, National Stadium, Abuja (except for the main bowl) and Maersk House, Tema Ghana, Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, Calabar International Conference Centre, UN Offices in Abuja, to name just a few.
Engr. Ogunbayo is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering, Member of the Chartered Institution of Building
Services and has been honoured with several awards including the Certificate of Recognition as one of Nigeria's Top 100 development Professionals by the
Construction and membership of the Construction Industry Hall of Fame, Fellowship of the Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria. He is also a past President of the Rotary Club of Lagos, Past Assistant Governor (and one of the only 6 lieutenant Governors in the District) and a Major Donor (2nd Level) to the Rotary Foundation.
Engr. Ogunbayo is a very much sought-after speaker, particularly on Engineering topics, to all cadres of Engineering Personnel, including students. He has delivered many papers at National and International levels
Engr. Ogunbayo is a past Chairman of the Nigeria Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Past President of the Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN) and Immediate Past President of The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He has also served on the Governing Board of the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation, A UNESCO Sponsored organisation.