Adebayo emerges president of IFMA Nigeria chapter
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Nigeria Chapter, has elected Mr. Segun Adebayo as its 11th President.
The body also elected other members to serve as the new executive council team for the association up till 2022.
Adebayo, a former Vice President and pioneer Publicity Secretary of the association, was elected during the body’s last annual general meeting that took place recently at the IFMA secretariat and presided over by the outgoing President, Mrs. Abimbola Adamolekun.
Adebayo is an astute administrator, a resourceful and solution driven individual with strong flair for excellence. A graduate of Banking and 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 has garnered over 20 years of professional experience.
Prior to now, he was 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 others.
Adebayo is a Fellow, Institute of Administrative Manager, UK; Member, Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria; Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management and Facility Management Professional (FMP), International Facility Management Association, Houston.
In his acceptance speech, he said: “We will 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 increase membership participation, engagement and growth.”
He stated that the new council under his leadership would 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,” Adebayo said.
He urged members to work together with the council to change the narratives in built environment and break new grounds in the industry and the nation.
Other executives are, Vice President, Lekan Akinwumi, General Secretary, Sheriff Daramola, Assistant General Secretary, Bayo Owojori, Treasurer, Adeniyi Ifaturoti and Publicity Secretary, Sherifat Adeleye.