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Professor Fred Otieno

Deputy Vice Chancellor: Technology, Innovation & Partnerships
031 373 2375
0866 851 845

Prof FAO (Fred) Otieno, BSc (Eng) Hons, University of Nairobi; MSc (Civil Eng) and PhD (Civil Eng), University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; MBA UDW, South Africa; PrEng, FSAICE and SFWISA.

Prof Fred Otieno is a “C” rated Researcher with the National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa. He is a Professional registered Engineer (PrEng) and a Fellow of the South Africa Institution of Civil Engineers (FSAICE) in South Africa. He is a Senior Fellow of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) and was the WISA President in 2007/2008. He has over 30 years in consulting, lecturing and research activities in his areas of specialization, (water, environmental, general civil engineering, project management and general management). He has successfully supervised over 30 masters and doctoral students and continues to do so. He has been an active researcher in a number of disciplines and more recently focusing on water resources management, water and waste water treatment, solid waste management and general environmental management. He has published over 50 accredited Journal papers and over 80 peer reviewed international conference papers.

He previously worked as a consulting engineer and has over the years consulted for a number of NGO’s, national and international organizations in his areas of expertise. He has previously held a number of Non executive Director positions, among these being the Vice Chairperson of the Water Research Commission, Non Executive Director and acting Chairperson of Pikitup in Johannesburg; Chairperson of Softstart BTI Technology incubator. He currently sits on the Board of the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) and Randwater. He is also involved in the UNESCO’s African National Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) Board as the Vice Chairperson of its Board.

Prof Otieno is married with three children and loves sports in general and plays the occasional golf.