First Ghanaian Female Appointed As Head of Federation of African Engineering Organisation


Tech World

Feb. 3, 2021, 4:59 p.m.

Mrs. Carlien Bou-Chedi has been appointed as the new President of the Federation of African Engineering Organisation (FAEO), making her the first Ghanaian female engineer to occupy that prestigious position.

She was sworn in at the 5th Presidential Investiture ceremony hosted by the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) via a zoom meeting witnessed by a number of engineers around the continent.

The FAEO is an international non governmental organisation which represents engineering professions in Africa internationally.

In her acceptance speech, Mrs. Carlien Bou-Chedid said, “I appreciate the honour done to me, to Ghanaian Engineering and to Women in Africa and around the world by placing me in this position. I am fortunate to have been surrounded throughout my life by many distinguished engineers who by their example prepared the grounds for me to occupy this lofty position”.

Mrs. Carlien Bou-Chedi was also the first woman to be sworn in as President of the Ghana Institution of Engineering.

Her wide range of experience in engineering spans across several fields including project design, construction management, structural condition assessment and building design.

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