Kamel Ayadi, Tunisia, became the President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations at the WFEO General Assembly held in Puerto Rico from 16-21 October 2005 and Australian electrical engineer Barry Grear was appointed president-elect
From November 2004 Mr Ayadi has served as the Secretary of State to the Minister of Public Works and Equipment in the Republic of Tunisia. Previously, from 2001, he was President of the Tunisian National Authority of Regulation of Telecommunications. Since 1999, he has been Vice President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), and President of WFEO's Committee on Information and Communication. He is an expert in information and communication technologies (ICT) and in particular, the regulatory issues of ICT. He has wide experience in the design, management and realization of large-scale wastewater projects. He has organized, and lectured in, many congresses and conferences on ICT and environment issues. Mr Ayadi was the President of the Tunisian Order of Engineers from 1998-2002 and Secretary-General from 1990-1998. He has also served on the Tunisian Social and Economic Council, and was awarded the status of 'Engineer General' by the President ofTunisia in 2001, in recognition of his outstanding professional experience. He received his civil and environmental engineering degree from the National Institute of Engineers and his post-graduate degree from the Tunis University of Law.
Australian electrical engineer Barry Grear, appointed president-elect of the WFEO, will be President of the Organization from 2007 to 2009.Barry Grear has been Australia's representative with WFEO for 12 years, the last four as a vice-president of the organisation. He is also treasurer of RedR Australia and secretary of RedR International.
Establised in 1968 with the support of UNESCO to develop and apply engineering to the benefit of humanity, WFEO is made up of national engineering organisations from over 90 nations and represents approximately eight million engineers.