Gong Ke

President

Prof. Dr. GONG Ke is an electronics engineer with expertise in information, communication technology, and more than 30 years’ experience in engineering education, research, and management.

Since 2009, he has dedicated himself to WFEO activities and has made great contributions to the development of WFEO with his efforts and experience. As the chairman of China National Committee of WFEO, he has organized and led Chinese engineers to actively participate in WFEO’s activities and given full support to WFEO’s activities in China.

He has also stressed the essential role of engineering and engineers in the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda through his engagement in drafting relevant documents and his attendance in high-level forums of the UN.

He was one of the 26 members of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board. He has established strong bonds with the United Nations, other international organizations and industrial communities.

More information on www.gongke.info and www.wfeo.org/gong_ke

José Manuel Vieira

President-Elect

Prof. Dr. José Vieira is a civil engineer with extensive experience in engineering education, research and management. He is Full Professor at University of Minho, Portugal, where he served as Pro Rector (1990-1998) and Vice Rector (1998-2002). He has coordinated large number of graduation and post-graduation study programmes in civil engineering, and develops his research activities in the fields of water resources planning, hydrodynamics in estuaries and coastal zones, and drinking water and public health.

Prof. Dr. José Vieira was President of the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI) from 2014 to 2020. Under his leadership, strategic initiatives were launched to enhance the visibility of the value of engineers to society, stressing the relevance of promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in future engineering education and practice.

Prof. Dr. José Vieira was the National Vice President of the Portuguese Association of Engineers from 2010 to 2016, responsible for effective international cooperation in mutual recognition of engineering education and capacity building standards in the Portuguese speaking countries.

He has been involved in WFEO activities since 2015 as a member of the Executive Council and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.

He is the President-Elect of WFEO since the General Assembly in Melbourne in November 2019.

Marlene Kanga

Past President

Dr. Marlene Kanga was President of WFEO (2017-2019), she is a chemical engineer and was National President of Engineers Australia in 2013.

Dr. Kanga has been involved with WFEO since 2007. During her term as WFEO President she brought together members, engineering organizations and member states at UNESCO in a collaborative effort to successfully declared 4th March, the founding Day of WFEO, as World Engineering Day.

Her strategic vision on the essential role of engineers in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals was first stated in the WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan in November 2017 and the WFEO UNESCO Paris Declaration, March 2018. This has resulted in collaborative initiatives with UNESCO, other international engineering organizations and member in projects that advance the 2030 Agenda.

Dr. Kanga is a board member of large organizations in Australia including Sydney Water Corporation, AirServices Australia, Standards Australia and other boards involving innovation. She is a director of iOmniscient Pty. Ltd. which has developed artificial intelligence for video technologies.

Dr. Kanga is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK), a Fellow of the Academy of Technology Science and Engineering (Australia), a Foreign Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology.

She has been listed among the Top 100 Women of Influence and the Top 100 Engineers in Australia and is a Member of the Order of Australia, a national honor, in recognition of her leadership of the engineering profession.

Mustafa B. Shehu

Executive Vice-President

Mustafa B. Shehu was President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers 2012-2013 and is Past President of the Federation of African Engineering Organizations (FAEO).

He studied electrical engineering in Nigeria and started his career with the 1,320MW Lagos Thermal Station Egbin. He was appointed to the Kano State Rural Electricity Board as a Senior Engineer, where he rose to the position of Assistant Director in 1998, following which he established with colleagues, MBS Engineering Limited. The company has expertise in electrical and mechanical engineering services, power engineering as well as Oil and Gas engineering.

Mustafa participates actively in the activities of professional and business associations. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers as well as Fellow of the Solar Energy Society of Nigeria.

Mustafa was elected to the position of Executive President at the Federation’s General Assembly in Melbourne, 23 of November 2019.

Seng Chuan Tan

Treasurer

Er. Tan has extensive professional experiences on environmental, engineering and program/project management in the sectors of Oil & Gas, Water and Wastewater, Energy & Power, Chemical and Petrochemical, Building and Construction, Industrial Plants, Mass Rapid Transit, Climate Change and other infrastructure projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, China, India and Australia.

Er. Tan is the former President of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore, past President of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) and Vice President of World Federation of Engineering Organisation (WFEO), presently he is the chairman of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Engineers Coordinating Committee, Treasurer and Executive Board member of WFEO; and Governing Board member of International Engineering Alliance (IEA).

Jacques de Mereuil

Executive Director

Jacques de Méreuil is a graduate engineer from the Ecole des Mines de Nancy in France and holds a master in Business Administration of Paris Sorbonne.

He began his professional life at the Commercial section of the French Embassy in Beijing (China) in 1984-1985, and then held positions mainly in the energy and power sector.

From 1994 to 1998, he was director, institutional affairs at Foratom, nuclear trade association in Brussels, and then until 2004 he was representative of AREVA group towards the European institutions. He was then Senior manager, strategic marketing at AREVA headquarters in Paris.

He became Executive Director of WFEO, the World Federation of Engineering Organizations in July 2016.