Iretomiwa Olukiyesi

P.Eng, FEC, Founding Executive Director & President
Black Engineers of Canada

Iretomiwa Olukiyesi’s 30 years of experience in Engineering cuts across various industries. She started her career in manufacturing as a pioneer with Procter and Gamble (Nigeria) Limited where she helped with the first factory built in Nigeria. She spent nine years with the company before she migrated to Canada. 

In Canada Tomiwa had worked with Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee, DaimlerChrysler before joining 3M Canada, her current employer. At 3M Canada, she worked in various capacities such as manufacturing Engineer, supply chain leader, outsource manufacturing Leader and as the Facilities Manager. 

Tomiwa obtained her master’s degree in Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Business from the University of Toronto. 

A licensed member of PEO who served on the Council between 2017 and 2020 as a Lieutenant-Governor-appointed councillor, she became the Vice President appointed for PEO in 2019-2020. Prior to being appointed to serve on Council, she volunteered for seven years with the London Chapter of the PEO in various leadership capacities. 

In 2020 along with four others licensed engineers they founded the Black Engineers of Canada where she is the current President. She is happily married, blessed with two loving young Adults.