A disarming smile, manifestly generating from a heart that truly loves, every time, on every encounter, describes the personality of Joseph Otejere, a Nigerian born engineer and project management consultant of rare distinction.
Engr. Joseph Otejere is a seasoned engineer and innovation management specialist with over 25 years industry experience. He has worked with various multinational organizations including First Aluminium Plc where he held responsibilities for product and market development in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.
He currently works for ABB Powerlines Ltd as senior Manager Projects, where he oversees construction of various Transmission & Distribution lines, Power infrastructure and Smart Grid monitoring devices, and also with Modutek Engineering Nig Ltd as Executive Director.
Joseph graduated from the University of Benin, Nigeria with honours in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 and was awarded the Professor Smith prize for Best engineering technical design. He also has a certificate in Dredging Engineering from the Texas A&M University, USA and currently enrolled in a graduate program at the Engineering, Technology and Innovation Management Institute (METI), University of Port Harcourt / University of Pretoria, South Africa.
He is widely travelled and has attended various technical training on Power systems, management programs and various international seminars in many countries where he constantly features as presenter and speaker. He bagged a highly commended award at the PowerGen / Distributech Africa in Cape Town, South Africa for his outstanding Paper and contribution to the engineering field in 2015.
Joseph is a serial entrepreneur and has founded several companies including Q-Excel Systems, Modutek Engineering Nig. Ltd and Entobi Agrotech Ltd. He is very passionate about developing, mentoring and helping young people achieve their life goals.
He is the Chief Operating Officer of the International Code Council, Nigeria (ICC-NNC) and a fellow of the Institute of Mentoring Nigeria.
Like Leonado Da Vinci, Engr. Otejere loves life and people, a reflection in his practice of engineering that factors humanity in the application of engineering principles. He works hard and plays hard. Music that is cool and reflective is his signature of fun though, he occasionally dances to the music of Michael Jackson. He is a member of Lifetime Music, an online group of connoisseurs of music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s.
Conversations with Engr. Otejere either in French or English often generates that remarkable spark of life which endears him to his colleagues and former classmates at Unity School Agbarho and University of Benin.
A staunch member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, he resonates hope with confidence in his worldview. It is never a dull moment with Engr. Otejere who presently lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and he is happily married. Like music, he enjoys playing his game of Golf, which gives him the Spark!
LawTimes is celebrating Engr. Joseph Otejere on his Birthday Anniversary, today, the 3rd of May. He can be contacted by email on: email@example.com and @ www.facebook.com/joseph.otejere
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