FAEO President Bio Data
Eng. MARTIN Manuhwa, the current FAEO President is an electrical and energy consultant engineer and is currently the Managing Director of Zimbabwe Africa Infrastructure Development Group (ZAIDG) a company that specializes in Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM). His engineering practice is in energy, construction projects, work-site project implementation and management.ZAIDG is in partnership with Hatch a leading EPCM Consultancy based in Canada, South Africa and across the globe. ZAIDG and Hatch are currently involved in the engineering services for construction of the Kariba South Power Station Extension (300MW) and Hwange Power Station Expansion (600MW).
Martin teaches part time Engineering graduate students at the Zimbabwe National Defense University and has taught MBAs and MBLs at the University of Zimbabwe and Bindura University of Science Education respectively . His research interest is in the use of Management Information Systems in construction and project management and he is currently a Doctoral Associate at the University of Cape Town where he is researching on the link of ICTs in the Industrial 4.0 Revolution and Productivity in Engineering Projects.
He sits in the advisory Council of the London based Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC). He is a member of the World Federation of Engineering Organization (WFEO) Executive Council. Martin has previously worked for ZESA and Lon-Rho in various capacities in his engineering career. He is the Past President of the Southern African Federation of Engineering Organisations (SAFEO), and also the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (ZIE). He has delivered various infrastructure papers at foras like World Energy Forum in China, OECD in Paris, World Engineering Conferences in Japan, Slovenia, Switzerland, the Africa Union and the Global Engineering Conference, London, UK.
Martin is married and has seven children, two boys and five girls. The First Born Clarah studied Engineering and is now working in Switzerland, the Second born Tendai is enrolling for Civil Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe.
FAEO President Awards and Service to Engineering:
2018 till Date: Member of the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE).
2014 till Date: Chinhoyi University of Technology School of Engineering Sciences and Technology Advisory Board Member.
2013 till Date: Appointment to the team of Zimbabwe UNWTO 20th session Brand Ambassadors.
2012 – 2014: Chairman – Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ).
2012 – 2015: Chairman of the Engineering Industry Sector Committee for the National Manpower Advisory Council (NAMACO) which he represents in the NAMACO Council.
2012 – 2014: President of the Southern Africa Federation of Engineering Organizations (SAFEO).
2012 – 2014: Vice president of Federation of African Engineering Organizations (FAEO).
2012 – 2015: Board Member Zimbabwe Broadcasting corporation (ZBC).
2011 – 2016: Founding Chairman Zimbabwe Infrastructure Build ZimBuild.
2011 – 2014: Vice President – World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE) and Chairman of its Committee on Education, Training and Capacity Building.
2011 – 2015: World Federation of Engineering Organizations Exco Member.
2010 till Date: Chairman – Industrial Energy Solutions P/L
2006 – 2008: President of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (ZIE) and presently a member of its Board.