By Ahmed Rahma
The Nigerian chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) now has a new president and he is Mr Segun Adebayo.
Mr Adebayo, who was elected by members of the association as the 11th president, was the former vice president and the pioneer Publicity Secretary of the respected group.
The astute administrator, resourceful and solution-driven individual with a strong flair for excellence is expected to serve for a period of two years alongside other members of the executive, who was elected at the last Annual General Meeting (AGM) presided over by the outgoing president, Mrs Abimbola Adamolekun, at the IFMA secretariat.
Speaking after the exercise, Mr Adebayo promised to make the association the leading voice in the facility management industry and also a force to reckon with by all stakeholders.
“Our priorities for this administration shall be service oriented and also result driven. We will enhance and improve the association’s knowledge base through innovation and technology with special attention to increasing membership participation, engagement and growth,” he promised.
He opined that the new council under his leadership will deepen the relevance and impact of the association through strategic alliances and collaboration with credible private institutions and other relevant professional bodies.
“We will also engage government institutions and agency towards the development of fit for purpose policy in order to achieve a better operating environment,” he further said.
He urged members to work together with the council members to change the narratives and break new grounds in the industry in particular and the nation in general.
Mr Adebayo is a graduate of Banking & Finance with Upper-Class grade from Kwara State Polytechnic and Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) in Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Becket University), UK.
He has worked in various corporate and public roles and he has garnered over 20 years of professional experience.
Prior to now, He was appointed the Senior Special Assistant on Facility Management to the former Governor of Ogun State in 2017; Head, General Services of FBN Quest Merchant Bank Limited between 2016 and 2017; Head of Administration Department, Kakawa Discount House (2003 – 2015) amongst other roles.
Adebayo is a Fellow, Institute of Administrative Manager, UK; Member, Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria; Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management and Facility Management Professional (FMP), International Facility Management Association, Houston.
IFMA Nigeria Chapter was formed in 1995 and it offers the opportunity to develop the competence of her members through national and international programmes with the drive to enhance the maintenance culture within the built environment in the country.
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Adebayo Emerges IFMA Nigeria Chapter President