In Commemoration of the UN’s International Youth Month; The International Youth Parliament honors and applauds Dr. Donald Igwegbu from Nigeria ??; for his relentless efforts on Youth mentorship and development in Nigeria and globally.
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He holds a Bachelor or Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, a Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Oil and Gas Engineering and a Post-Graduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Research Methods from the Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Donald holds a Master Class Certificate in Business Administration and Leadership from the London Graduate School. He is a recipient of a Doctor of Engineering Degree Award (Honoris Causa) from the Commonwealth University.
Donald is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the United Kingdom (UK) Engineering Council, a Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng), a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC) Nigeria and a Fellow of the global Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (FIMarEST).
As an accomplished Engineer, Donald has worked with several multinational companies amongst which are Total Nigeria (NYSC), Fugro, Bureau Veritas, Wood Group, Aker Solutions. He is the Managing Director of Assetneering Ltd; an Asset Integrity Management Company.
In demonstration of his love for Nigeria, Donald served as the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe NIDOE (Uk-North Chapter) covering the entire Scotland, Northern Ireland and some parts of the Midlands between 2013 and 2018. He is the Convener of Positive Change Nigeria and Organising for Nigeria; the two platforms he uses to advocate the causes of Civic Orientation and Attitudinal Change (COACH) for Nigerians at home and in the diaspora.
On the Socio/Cultural aspect of life, Donald is the Pioneer Chairman of the Igbo Community Aberdeen (ICA) United Kingdom. He served as the Chairman of the maiden Ogbako Ndigbo UK and Ireland National Iriji (New Yam) festival held in August 2018 at Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. He is the current President of Ezeagu Patriots; an indigenous socio/cultural association in Nigeria.
In recognition of his roles for Youth Development & Mentorship, Good Governance Advocacies & Leadership, Donald is the recipient of the following Awards and Recognitions: 2018 Emerging Political Leader of the Year Award by Nigeria Media. 2018 Africa Integrity Prize (AIP) Award for Youth Mentorship by the African Child Foundation (ACF).
2018 Golden Leadership Award as the ‘Epitome of Hope’ by the National Youth Assembly of Nigeria (NYAN). Innovation in Political Leadership Award by the Emerging Political and Economic Leadership Summit, Nigeria, 2018. 2018 Leadership Personality of the Year Award by the Prestige Anchor Leadership Empowerment and Capacity Building (PALEC). 2018 Leadership Personality Award by the Nigerian Students Association (NSA) at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
2019 Outstanding Community Service Award by the Igbo Community Aberdeen. Donald was a Presidential Aspirant in Nigeria in 2019 under the Young Progressives Party (YPP). He is happily married and blessed with 4 lovely children.
Dr. Donald Igwegbu CEng., CMarEng., CMC., FIMC., FIMarEST.