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.
Mustafa B. Shehu
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.
Prof. Dr. GONG Ke was President of WFEO (2019-2021). He 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.
Eng. Ashok Basa is a well-known structural engineer in India who has made immense contribution in the design and construction of bridges, hydraulic structures and rehabilitation of structures.1800 m long flyover, 2000 m long river bridge, 1400 m long railway bridge, rehabilitation of a century old 1400 m long railway bridge are some examples of his extensive works. Because of such wide experiences, he is a member of several important national code committees in India.
In 2014 he was elected as President, The Institution of Engineers (India) which happens to be one of the largest professional bodies in the world. He was also the Chair of the Committee on Information, Communication and Technology of Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and Pacific in 2014. Besides, he was actively involved with the International Engineering Alliance during 2014-2018.
In WFEO, from 2011-present, he has contributed in a number of capacities, as a National Member representative at the Executive Council, member of Governance Committee, STC Review Committee, Committee on Information and Communication, Committee on Disaster Risk Management and advisor to the President, WFEO. He was a speaker in the UN Science Technology and Innovation forum in May 2022.
Seng Chuan Tan
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).
François Lureau last position was chief executive of the ”Délégation Générale pour l’Armement” (DGA) by appointment of the French government from February 2004 to July 2008. Reporting directly to the French Minister for Defence, he was managing a 10 billions Euros per year investment budget in research, development and acquisition.
Since 2008, he is the chairman of EuroFLConsult a firm which he set up at that time, providing consulting services in the Aerospace and defence sectors. Born in 1944, ”Ingénieur en Chef de l’Armement”, he holds degrees from ”Ecole Polytechnique” and ”Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique”, as well as a master’s degree in economics and a Ph.D from the University of Stanford in California. He joined French arms procurement agency DGA in 1968. He held several different positions, in particular program director for the Tiger helicopter, developed jointly by France and Germany.
From January 2004, François Lureau was Executive VicePresident and Chief Operating Officer of Thales Group. He had group wide responsibilities for fostering competitiveness. He was in charge of Defence Business Area of the Thales group since July 2002. Previously he was CEO of the group’s Aerospace Business Area for two years. François Lureau, a commissioned French air force pilot, headed the Equipment Group of GIFAS, the French aerospace industry trade association. François Lureau is also actively involved in higher education. He has been appointed Board member of the Ecole Polytechnique Engineering school from 2004 to 2013. In June 2014 he was elected President of the French Engineering Society.
Jacques de Mereuil
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.