Nike Folayan
Nike Folayan
Chair
AFBE-UK

Nike Folayan MBE is Chartered Electronics Engineer with a doctorate in Electronics engineering. Nike is currently Technical Director and the Technical Discipline Leader for within the Transport and Infrastructure Division of WSP, an engineering consultancy where she leads a team of telecommunications engineers in the UK and India working on a variety of projects within the transport sector in the UK, Australia, Middle East and Africa. She is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Nike is chair and co-founder of AFBE-UK a not for profit organisation which promotes higher achievements in education and engineering particularly among people from black and minority ethnicity (BME) backgrounds. Nike was featured in Britain’s 100 most influential people of African and Caribbean heritage 2012 Powerlist. She is also a Trustee at Stemettes Futures, on the Strategic Planning Committee of University of the West of England and Engineering industrial panel at the University of Kent. She is also on Diversity Steering committees for the Royal Academy of Engineering, Transport for London, the Science Council amongst others. Nike was awarded an MBE for Diversity in Engineering in the Queens 2020 honours list. Nike’s vision is to continue empower people all around the world to use Engineering and Technology as a platform for positive change in the world.