AECOM appoints Boni Chileshe as MD for East Africa

19 September 2016
AECOM has appointed Boni Chileshe as Managing Director for East Africa. Chileshe has over 30 years’ experience within engineering and global professional services. Until recently he was the Market Sector Leader for EMIA in Transmission and Distribution.
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Chileshe has worked for major multinationals in the US, UK, Europe and Africa, including Atlas Copco, Atkins, Airbus, Rolls Royce and Ove Arup & Partners in very senior roles. He is a member of the Board and currently sits on the Power Board for AECOM in the UK. Chileshe’s experience covers various industry sectors, such as energy, aerospace, marine, oil and gas, automotive, mining and manufacturing.

His first job was as a young graduate at a Zambian copper mine. He is a part-time lecturer at the University of Birmingham in the Faculty of Engineering. Chileshe enjoys mentoring disadvantaged children in Birmingham, and works with a group known as 100 Black Men.

Chileshe has an MBA from Birmingham and a Mechanical Engineering degree from London.  As part of the top leadership team in Atkins, he also obtained a qualification from the Ashridge Business School in Leadership Masterclass.

Chileshe likes to travel and sample exotic foods. To date he has partaken of crocodile, kangaroo, reindeer, frog’s legs and many more. He has two daughters and a son, and is a diehard supporter of Arsenal Football Club.


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AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm. It designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. In Africa, AECOM has offices in over 20 countries, including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. With top-level professionals in multiple locations, AECOM understands Africa’s specific infrastructure needs, together with the inherent challenges of working on the continent. Its multi-disciplinary teams of award-winning engineers, planners, architects, environmental specialists, economists, scientists, consultants, cost, project and programme managers are committed to delivering projects that improve the quality of life of communities throughout Africa.

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