Chair and Co-Founder of AFBE-UK
A Chartered Electronics Engineer with a doctorate in Electronics Engineering. Dr Nike Folayan is currently Associate Director and the Technical Discipline Leader for Communications and Control within WSP. She is also a Technical Blogger on SMART technology systems. Nike has also worked on projects for Mott MacDonald, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Harada Industries Limited.
Nike is chair and Co-founder of AFBE-UK, a not for profit organisation that promotes higher achievements in education and engineering particularly among people from black and minority ethnicity backgrounds. AFBE-UK has over 8000 beneficiaries and over 1000 members across the UK. As Chair, Nike represents the organisation on local, regional and national levels.
She has participated and presented in seminars on diversity and inclusiveness including as part of the All Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity in STEM. Nike has an ability to bring together various stakeholders from industry, government, public and private sectors.
A recent judge at the IET Young Woman of the Year 2019 Award, Nike also sits on the Engineering Leadership Scholarship Steering Group for the RAEng, on the diversity panel of the Science Council, and the engineering industrial panel at the University of Kent and is a Trustee at the Engineering Development Trust.