Associate Director, WSP
Nike Folayan is Chartered Electronics Engineer with a doctorate in Electronics engineering. Nike is currently Associate Director and the Technical Discipline Leader for Communications and Control within the Railways Division of WSP, an engineering consultancy where she leads a team of telecommunications engineers working on a variety of projects within the transport industry including railways and the highways projects in the UK, Australia, Middle East and Africa.
Nike chairs AFBE-UK a not for profit organisation which aims at challenging and inspiring people of BME origin to enter the field of Engineering and make enhanced contributions to their respective fields, and to local communities using Engineering as a platform. Nike Folayan is a chartered engineering consultant with a doctorate in electronics engineering (Antenna Design). As Chair, Nike represents the organisation on local, regional and national levels. Nike has been the project manager on various AFBE-UK’s projects and has participated and presented in seminars on diversity and inclusiveness including as part of the All Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity in STEM.
Nike was featured in Britain’s 100 most influential people of African and Caribbean heritage 2012 Powerlist. She is also a Trustee at the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), on the Advisory panel of CareersReady at Lambeth College, on the diversity panel of the Science Council, on the Strategic Planning Committee of University of the West of England and very recently joined engineering industrial panel at the University of Kent. She is also on Diversity Steering committees for the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Science Council amongst others