Citation of Engr. (Mrs) Christy Adelowo, FAEng FNSE FNICE
ENGR(MRS) CHRISTY ADELOWO, FAEng, FNSE, FNICE, is a meticulous and resourceful chartered civil engineer with remarkable record of achievement and professionalism. She has worked mainly in the private sector and has extensive experience in Highway Design, Contract Procurement and Civil Engineering Construction Management. Born on November 23, 1953, she has a B.Eng degree in Civil Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1975) and M.Sc degree in Highways & Transportation (1982) from the City University, London and lives in Lagos.
She started her career at Comprehensive Engineering Consultants in 1976 then Etteh Aro & Partners, Ibadan as Junior Engineer in 1978. She proved her ability to work and contributed to team work under direction of the Principal Partners and Senior Engineers in infrastructure planning and designs, construction management and supervision of various challenging projects including Surveys and Designs of Phase 1 works of Regional Roads Network Abuja for the Federal Capital Development Authority, Designs of Road, River and Interchange Bridges for Onitsha – Enugu Motorway for the Federal Ministry of Works. She started Fechrad Nig. Ltd, a civil engineering company with a mission to provide the highest quality service in the areas of civil engineering infrastructures. She is responsible for the overall management and strategic planning for the company, including management of operations, technical supervision and co-ordinating the training and mentoring of engineers. She coordinated the timely delivery of several Drilling locations under the Call-off Contracts for Preparation of Locations of Workover Locations /Major reconstruction on Dry land and Construction of Access Roads to Drilling Locations for SHELL Port Harcourt.
A major achievement was coordinating the Design and Construction of Access Roads to Ogbele Location and Flow Station,, Reconstruction of Drilling Locations and provision of all Civil Facilities at the Flow Station for Niger Delta Petroleum Resources ,Nigeria’s foremost indigenous Oil and Gas Explorer
She successfully administered contracts under Joint Venture Partnerships including Rehabilitation of Ede Headworks for Osun State Government by PCI Africa –Fechrad JV and Contract for Supply and Laying of Pipes and Fittings, Installations of Kiosks & Road Rehabilitation for Cross Rivers State Government by WK Pty– Fechrad JV
Her Service to NSE
Engr (Mrs) Christy Adelowo was admitted to the Nigerian Society of Engineers in 1985 and elected a Fellow in 1996. She has served NSE in various capacities, including Vice President in 2002 &2003, .member of Board of Fellows (2015 to date), member of Board of Trustees (2008-2017), member of Board of NSE Ventures Limited (2014 to date) and Chairman, Group Dynamics for Divisions (2018 & 2019). As Chairman of NSE Conference Planning Committee in 2002, she demonstrated innovation by introducing for the first time, on-site bank cashiers to process payments of registration fees and dues and use of refreshment vouchers at National Engineering Conferences. These eliminated revenue loss and ensured all registered attendees were served refreshments.
As member of NSE Board of Trustees, she played a major role in the reconstitution of the Board of NSE Ventures Limited, and re-positioning of the company. She is a recipient of several awards including NSE Presidential Merit Award, NICE Meritorious Service award and APWEN Distinguished Leadership / Merit Awards. She was appointed as Member, Board of Directors of The Nigerian Gas Company Ltd a Subsidiary of NNPC, by the Federal Government of Nigeria ( 2005-2007).
In recognition of her contribution to the practice and advancement of the engineering profession, Engr (Mrs) Christy Adelowo was inducted into the prestigious fellowship of the Academy of Engineering in 2019.
She is married to Professor Femi Adelowo, a Consultant Rheumatologist and they blessed with children and grandchildren.