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Ing. (Mrs) Carlien Bou-Chedid

Independent Consulting Structural/ Earthquake Engineer

Ing. (Mrs) Carlien Bou-Chedid is an Independent Consulting Structural/ Earthquake Engineer. Her career has spanned more than 35years covering engineering design and supervision, project management, corporate governance and the professional education of engineers. She holds a BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering from the University of Surrey (1983), UK and a DIC and MSc (Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics) from the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine (1999), UK.

She has worked at various times as a Structural Engineer with the Architectural and Engineering Services Corporation (AESC), a Director, Education and Training, GhIE and as the Executive Secretary, GhIE. In addition, Carlien has served on a number of governing boards and councils including the Volta River Authority, originally the sole power generation and transmission company, the Cape Coast Polytechnic Council and the Road Fund Board. Currently, Carlien serves on the Boards of the Electricity Company of Ghana, Architectural and Engineering Services Ltd, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) College of Science and Technology (CCST) and North Ridge Lyceum (A Primary and Junior Secondary School).

Carlien has used her specialist knowledge of earthquake engineering to advise on issues related to the vulnerability of buildings and Ghana’s earthquake hazard and risk and she has published a number of technical papers in this regard. In 2019, She was appointed chair of a committee of experts from various disciplines to advise the Government of Ghana on “Refocusing Ghana’s Earthquake Preparedness and Response”. The committee has since presented its report.

Ing. (Mrs.) Carlien Bou-Chedid is the recipient of a number of awards and honours including the award of EERI-GFDRR Housner Fellow from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). She is also a Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, Its Past President (2017-2018) and currently the President-Elect of the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO); her 2-year tenure starts in January 2021.

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