Management board

FCL's governance, capital management, administration and commercial operations are overseen by the FCL Management Board, which is appointed by the FIDIC Board.

The FCL governance structure comprises a Management Board and a Certification Board. They provide critical guidance for the work of FCL.

The Management Board is responsible for oversight, management and reporting of the affairs of FCL.  It also holds an operational mandate, including fees setting and commercial management, in accordance with the laws of Switzerland and any other jurisdiction in which it and its subsidiaries, staff or contractors operate. The Management Board appoints the members of the FCL Certification Board.

Sir Vivian Ramsey

Sir Vivian is the Chair of the Management Board. He became a Queen's Council in 1992 and in 2015, he became an international judge for the Singapore International Commercial Court. Over the years, he has served as arbitrator, mediator and dispute board member. He is also a visiting Professor at King's College, London and edits Keating on Construction Law.

Luis Villarroya

Mr Luis Villarroya is the Vice-President of FIDIC and member of its Board. He is the President of EPTISA. He is a past President of TECNIBERIA (Spanish Association of Engineering Consultancy Companies) and a current member of its board of Directors. Mr Villarroya also serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Exporters and Investors Club. He is member of FEPAC Board of Directors (Pan American Federation of Consultants), as well as the Spanish Advisory Council of the Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation (FCAS-Secretary of State for International Cooperation of Spain attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and member of the Strategic Orientation Council of ICEX Spain Trade and Investment (ICEX Spain Trade and Investment Institute, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism). He graduated from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Gregs Thomopulos

Mr Thomopulos is a former President of FIDIC and former Chairman of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). He was formerly a Chairman of the board of Stanley Consultants, where he concluded a career that spanned over 50 years. In the past, he held various leadership roles in the consulting engineering industry both in the United States and globally. Mr Thomopulos was the Chair of the FCCE Management Board.

Madam Dan Yang

Madam Yang is the Director General of the Facilities and Administration Services Department at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). She also oversees the Bank’s business continuity framework and manages various aspects of its institutional infrastructure. Prior to joining AIIB in 2016, she held various senior roles in the Asian Development Bank. She served as a procurement director overseeing ADB financed projects related procurement, and deputy country director for the People’s Republic of China Resident Mission. Madam Yang has intensive experience in operational and corporate procurement, and project contract management as well as use of consultants including engineering consultants in multilateral financial organizations given her long working profiles in ADB and AIIB. Madam Yang holds a bachelor’s degree in English Linguistics and a diploma in Development Economics from the Inner Mongolian Normal University and Beijing Normal University, China, as well as an MPA degree from Washington University.

Grace Bema

Ms Grace Bema is a civil engineer with extensive experience in engineering projects. She is a Partner at Brian Colquhoun Hugh O’Donnell & Partners (BCHOD Consulting Engineers). In July 2021, she was elected as President of the Zimbabwe Association of Consulting Engineers (ZACE). This makes her the first woman to achieve such a historic feat in the organisation’s 59-year history in Zimbabwe. She also became the Chairperson of the board of Mashonaland Holdings Ltd in 2020 and she is a board member of Kuvimba Mining House. Several years prior to this, she also served as a council member for Bindura University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe. Ms Bema holds a BSc Honors in Civil Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe, an MBA and a Master of Science degree in Sustainable systems from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, USA.
Bayo Adeola - Certf Board

Bayo Adeola

Mr Adeola is the Chair of the FCL Certification board. He was a former Chair of FIDIC's CBC and a former member of FIDIC's Executive Committee. He is the Chairman of CPMS which he founded in 1998. It provides multi-disciplinary solutions to projects.

Enzo de Laurentiis

Enzo de Laurentiis is an international consultant specialising in all aspects of public sector procurement. Until November 2023, he was the World Bank’s Chief Procurement Officer, in the Operations Policy and Country Services Vice-Presidency. He has also served as a Regional Procurement Manager for the East Asia and Pacific and the Latin America and Caribbean Regions of the World Bank. Prior to joining the World Bank in 1998, Mr. de Laurentiis was Projects Director and later, Vice President of an international consulting firm providing advisory services on procurement to Multilateral Development Banks, countries and the private sector. From 1992 to 2004, Mr. de Laurentiis was an adjunct faculty member at American University Washington College of Law in the U.S. where he taught international contracts and international procurement law. Currently, he is a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Master in Public Procurement Management at Tor Vergata Uiversity of Rome.

Certification board

The Certification board is appointed by the Management board and oversees the content and processes of the FCL certification programmes. It is an autonomous body with respect to the development, evaluation, supervision and administration of all certification programmes, policies, procedures and activities. It is responsible for establishing the certification and recertification eligibility requirements, certification programme planning, ethics and integrity management, as well as for determining the examination and other assessment instruments.

All the certification services provided by the FCL are overseen by the FCL Certification board.

Bayo Adeola

Mr Adeola is the Chair of the FCL Certification board. He was a former Chair of FIDIC's CBC and a former member of FIDIC's Executive Committee. He is the Chairman of CPMS which he founded in 1998. It provides multi-disciplinary solutions to projects.

Lindy Patterson

Lindy Patterson KC is a King’s Counsel . She is an international arbitrator, adjudicator and dispute board member. She operates across many jurisdictions, both civil and common law, with a variety of governing laws. She has chaired a number of dispute boards, both ad hoc and standing, across the world and plays an active role in promoting dispute avoidance by these means. She is a member of the FIDIC President’s List of International Adjudicators. She holds the following fellowships- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors. She is a Member of ICE Dispute Resolution Panel.rbitrators and she is on the FIDIC President's List of International Adjudicators.

Ron Watermeyer

Dr Watermeyer has a doctorate in Engineering. He has worked as a consulting engineer with over four decades of experience in civil and structural engineering services. He founded Infrastructure Options (Pty) Ltd in 2012. He is a visiting adjunct professor at the School of Construction Economics and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand

Stéphane Giraud

Mr. Giraud is the Founder& CEO of Plan J Consulting and Chair of FIDIC's Capacity Building Committee. He is water specialist in the construction department. He has managed various aspects of large international construction projects funded by IFIs. He has worked as a Project Director on many major construction projects in emerging markets including India, Pakistan, Mongolia and Russia.

Michele Kruger

Dr. Kruger holds a PhD in Civil Engineering and is a specialist in water and water waste treatment. She is the current Chair of FIDIC's Diversity and Inclusion Council and has years of experience as an international trainer for young engineers.

Cosmin Tobolcea

Dr. Tobolcea has a PhD. in Civil Engineering from Iasi Technical University in Romania. He has over 20 years of experience in implementation and supervision of construction contracts in Romania and abroad. He is currently the General Manager of PROTOBY. He has published several papers over the years and is the co-author of 11 technical books in the field of engineering and consulting for water and wastewater. In 2021, he received the FIDIC Future Leaders Award. He has been involved in many infrastructure projects related to this field and he is the Vice-President of ARIC (Romanian FIDIC MA).


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Challenge and Appeals committee

This committee is responsible for receiving and considering challenges and appeals related to the examination and assessment processes of the certification programmes.

Further information on the Challenge and Appeals procedure for candidates can be found here:

FCL Candidate's Challenge and Appeals Procedure

Professional Conduct and Complaints committee

This is a working committee appointed by the FCL Management Board. It is tasked with developing, updating and upholding the professional conduct standards  of those individuals who are certified under any of the Certification board’s certification programmes. It is furthermore tasked to investigate, deliberate and bring to conclusion any complaints about certificants, with respect to any breach of professional conduct.

Further information on the complaints  management procedure can be found here:

FCL Complaints management procedure - 01


The complaints form can be found here:

FCL Complaint form - V1

Programme committees

These committees are responsible for setting up, administering and overseeing the requirements of each certification programme and dealing with re-certification.

Writing committee

This is a working committee charged with creating the item-bank of examination questions which are pertinent to the assessment of FIDIC certification programmes.

Examination committee

This committee establishes the requirements for the FIDIC certification programme examinations. They also administer and oversee the examinations requirements.

Code of conduct

FCL is fully committed to adhering to and maintaining the highest ethical standards and values for its Board members, committee members and certificants. Our compliance body is dedicated to promoting these principles within the organisation by assuring that every employee understands the importance of behaving and exhibiting great responsibility, competence and fairness towards their colleagues and clients.

Further information on the Code of conduct applicable to all certified candidates can be found here: FCL Certificant Code of Conduct

Value of certification

FCL believes in the importance of promoting professional certification for qualified professionals.

Statement of impartiality

FCL is committed to impartiality in carrying out its programs, as well as in documenting its procedures and processes.


FCL carefully considers all complaints it receives which relate to the services it provides. If you wish to officially submit a complaint, please download the Complaints form here and submit it as an attachment to [email protected].

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