Chair & Founding Board Member, Women in Energy, Oil & Gas
Inducted in 2021
Olu Maduka is a Founding Board Member and current Chairman of the Board of Women in Energy, Oil, and Gas Nigeria (WEOG). She was the first female member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in 1974, and became the first female Nigerian Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK, the Nigerian Society of Engineers, and the Nigerian Academy of Engineering, as well as the first female President of the latter. In 1982 Engr. Mrs. Maduka founded the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), which has grown from an initial membership of six branches to 33. She was made an honorary fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Science Technology in 1987 and Yaba College of Technology in 1988.
In 1993, Engr. Mrs. Maduka founded Friends of the Environment (FOTE), with initiatives in environment, renewable energy, waste management, and women empowerment. She was a member of the pioneer Board of the International Network of Women in Engineering and Science (INWES), and a member of the Board of Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency International (NEITI). In addition, she was a member of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as well as the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA). She was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) in 2008. In 2014 she was made Chairperson of the Science and Technology Committee of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2016 she became the tenth President - and the first female President - of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. In addition, Engr. Mrs. Maduka has served as President of the Ijesha Society and Chairman of Osun Polytechnic.