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FBW Group has announced two key senior promotions as it continues to develop talent across East Africa.

The promotions come as the business sees continuing post-pandemic growth, with a pipeline of work across its operations and opportunities throughout the continent.

The planning, design, architecture and engineering group, which has offices in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, also continues to invest in the development of the architects and engineers who will deliver East Africa’s vision of green, sustainable urban growth.

Charles Nganga and MaryRose Akii have been promoted to Associate. Both are based in FBW’s Nairobi office in Kenya. Charles was previously Senior Structural Engineer and Mary Rose held the title of Senior Architect.

Charles Nganga

They have played key roles in a range of FBW’s high-profile projects and group Managing Director Paul Moores said: “We’re delighted to announce these internal promotions which highlight the strength-in-depth we have in all our disciplines.

“Our people have a wealth of experience, and their range of knowledge ensures that we consistently deliver projects efficiently and cost-effectively.

This is recognition of the great work MaryRose and Charles have been doing, their importance to company and the contribution they make to FBW’s success.

“The promotions also further strengthen our management team as we continue to expand into other parts of Africa and our pipeline of work in all sectors grows. They are very well deserved.”

MaryRose Akii

MaryRose, 37, joined FBW in 2010 and became part of its Kenyan team in 2019, arriving in Nairobi from the group’s Kampala head office in Uganda.

Her portfolio of work includes an ongoing health design project at a leading medical research centre in The Gambia.

She said: “One of the strengths of FBW is the way all its offices across East Africa work together to deliver projects and the interesting and varied work you are involved in as a result. The group is also heavily focused on sustainability and green design.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to develop and progress both professionally and within the business, playing my part in its continued growth.”

Charles, 45, joined FBW in 2018. He’d previously worked in the UK for more than a decade and studied at the University of Manchester.

During his time at FBW, he has worked on a range of high-profile projects, including several for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the continent’s largest soft drinks bottler. He has also been part of the FBW teams delivering projects in Rwanda and The Gambia.

FBW has a strong track record of delivery, providing its civil and structural engineering expertise for developments at Coca-Cola bottling facilities in Kenya and Uganda for a decade.

Charles said: “The variety of projects you are involved in is one of the reasons that FBW such an enjoyable place to work.

“Career development is also important to the business and there are clear paths you can pursue. We’ve also got a strong supportive team at all levels of the business. People are here to see you succeed.”

FBW, which has worked for more than 25 years in East Africa, is playing its part in growing the region’s skills base and is also actively nurturing the development of young professionals in all its offices.

As well as an in-house intern programme and links with educational establishments, FBW’s commitment to professional development sees its young talent encouraged and nurtured as they gain knowledge and experience on their career journeys.