Future Leaders Council (FLC)


The FIDIC Future Leaders Council (FLC) is a group of professionals under the age of 40 years appointed by the FIDIC Board to advise the Federation on a number of activities and operations. Their primary functions are to:

  • Identify opportunities and promote the interests of Future Leaders to create greater opportunities for them to contribute, develop and succeed within FIDIC, in the industry and towards external stakeholders.
  • Create targeted activities for Future Leaders to increase the exposure and opportunities for Future Leaders.
  • Advise the FIDIC Board and Secretariat on all aspects of Future Leaders in the Consulting Engineering industry.

The FLC provides opportunities for FLs to participate actively in FIDIC with their peers and to develop as the next generation of consulting engineering industry leaders



  • FIDIC created the FIDIC Young Professional Forum (YPF)
  • The Forum was led by the FIDIC YPF Steering Committee


  • FIDIC changed the name of the Young Professionals Forum into Future Leader Group (FLG)
  • The group was led by the Future Leaders Committee (FLC)


  • The Future Leaders Committee became the FIDIC Future Leaders Council (FLC)
  • The FLC leads the Future Leaders Group. 


Responsible FIDIC Board Members

Luis Villarroya

Primary responsibility

Mark Pehlig

Secondary responsibility


Council composition

Adam Bialachowski

FLC Chair
Vintage Consulting, Poland 



Hugh Tait

AECOM, Australia

Wafaa Balla Beshir Ahmed

TEKNO Consultancy, Sudan 


Charles Frank

CPI International ltd, Tanzania

Andre Jabir Assumpcao

TPF Engerharia, Brazil 


Jennifer O. Ogazie

HML Project Management OU, Estonia

Cory Wilson

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., Canada


Rafat Al Bouri

Hill International, Saudi Arabia

Jeshika Ramchund

Bosch Projects (Pty) Ltd, South Africa 


Michael Walker

McElhanney, Canada

Rodrigo Juarez

FOA Consulting, Mexico 


Lyubomir Petrov

EFCA Regional Representative
EQE Control OOD, Bulgaria

Joseph Declan Nolan

Shanghai SIP Engineering Consulting Ltd., China 


Oluwaseyi Adedeji Adesina

KOA Consultants Limited, Nigeria

Seyram Aguadze

Delin Consult Ltd, Ghana


Eleonora Smargiassi

OICE/ Lenzi Consultant, Italy

Kaveh Heshmati

SANO Consulting Engineers, Iran


Aymen Abdelrahman

Newtech Consulting Group, Sudan

Harold M. Chibwe

Kiran & Musonda Associates, Consulting Engineers, Zambia


Mahasneh Jaffar

Groupo TYPSA, Jordan

Masao Yamakawa

Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd, Japan 


Zhou Sheng

China Mobile Group Design Institute CO. LTD. (CMDI), China

Xi Li

Yellow River Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd, China



FIDIC Future Leaders... leading the way e-booklet 2021

FIDIC Online Business Weeks 2020 - Future Leaders symposium recording

Vision: To promote and empower FLs within the FIDIC Community to participate effectively in shaping the future of the Consulting Engineering Industry.

Mission: To provide FLs with a real space and platform to influence the strategies, policies and initiatives of FIDIC and society, by promoting the active participation in FLC to all Member Associations (MAs) of FIDIC, through a variety of initiatives and activities such as forums, events, webinars and communication channels.

FLC Business Plan

The FIDIC FLC Business Plan is approved by FIDIC Board for the purpose of providing the full details for the vision, mission, goal, objectives, values, activities, etc… of the FLC community, in addition to document all basic information that is needed to map out a strategy to focus actions. You can find it here.

FLC Reference Document Guideline 

The FIDIC FLC Reference Document is a Guideline to assist FIDIC Member Associations (MAs) in establishing a Future Leader group, and providing inspiration to existing FLs for continued development. The first edition of this Guide was issued in September 2013. You can find the fourth edition here.

FLC Newsletter

The FLC Newsletter started its journey in 2007 and continues its mission to create a real bridge between all FLs worldwide, a bridge that channels FLs ideas, interests, activities, growth, cultures & achievements. To see full details of all previous issues and to keep up-to-date on the latest FLF newsletter, please click here.  

FLC Newsletter is the young voice of FIDIC!

FLC Chairpersons


FLC Chair/ Country

Members No.


Kunji Akinaga /Japan 



Richard Stump/ USA 



Alex Eyquem/ UK



Nader Shokoufi/ Iran



Michele Kruger/ South Africa



Selena Wilson/ Canada



Manochener Azizi/ Iran 



Jomanah AlBtoush/ Jordan



Cosmin Tobolcea/ Romania



Apply to become a member of FIDIC's Future Leaders Council

Call for Candidates for the FIDIC Future Leaders Council for the year 2020-2023. The term of appointment shall be for a fixed period of three (3) years and may be extended by one (1) year by the Board if considered to be in FIDIC’s best interest or if a member advances to chair of the committee. More information can be found in the word document below: 


National Member Association FL Forums

Several FIDIC Member Associations operate successful Future Leaders groups. Activities include coordination; exchange programmes; online discussions forums; Board and committee participation; in-company young professional groups; facilitation for overseas projects.

The FIDIC Future Leaders Management Certificate


The FIDIC Future Leaders Management Certificate (FLMC) is a seven-month interactive training programme in business practice for future line managers, see Future Leaders Management Certificate.

Contact Us

Italo Goyzueta

Federation Operations Director

Italo is FIDIC’s Federation Operations Director. Italo has more than 18 years’ work experience in various functions. He works with the FIDIC Board and CEO in the delivery of federation governance and membership business-related activities. He also plans, manages and provides operational support to FIDIC working committees, regional groups, the Directors and Secretaries Council, and Future Leaders groups.   


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