Engr. Adewale Ikotun born in 1970, from Osun State, Ilesa to be precise, he’s the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Automation and Engineering Academy NIG LTD. He holds Higher National Diploma in Electrical Electronic from South-down College, UK 2008. as well as High National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering from University of TEESSIDE UK 2009 with additional Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from London Metropolitan University UK 2010. He also bagged master’s in information technology from National Open University of Nigeria 2020 with additional master’s in business administration (MBA) from Lead City University in Nigeria 2021. Finally, an Honorary Doctorate degree in Automation and Mechatronics Engineering from Commonwealth University United Kingdom March 202.

A COREN Registered Engineer, He is a member of the following professional bodies:
*The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
*Society of Operational Engineering UK
*A Fellow of Institution of Management Consultant (IMC)
*A Fellow of center for Productivity (FCP)

Engr. Dr, Ikotun Adewale is a distinguished scholar in the field of Automation, Mechatronic, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering. His seasoned experience as a versatile engineer has been of immense value as a leading faculty member of Automation and Engineering Academy demonstrated through specialist training to academic faculties in tertiary institutions, industrial firms, business corporations and subject experts seeking knowledge and skills particularly in Automation, Mechatronics and Control engineering.

He is the author, designer, and manufacturer of WALECTIC AUTOMATION AND CONTROL TRAINING EQUIPMENT, PRODUCTS AND FACILITY now being used for training in leading tertiary institutions in Nigeria. He is also distinguished RESEARCHER and INNOVATOR in the field of Industrial Automation and Control system. Ikotun is the first Nigerian engineer to design, fabricate and produce automated smart traffic signalization with 80% local content. These products are already deployed at several intersections in Lagos state including the popular Allen Junction, Ikeja, Lagos!

Engr, Dr. Ikotun Adewale Basir is an Associate lecturer with the University of Ibadan, an adjunct lecturer with the First Technical University. He is a serial award winner, having been honoured by numerous public and private institutions and organizations for his numerous achievements in using his professional expertise to create and deploying practical, efficient, and effective solutions to engineering challenges and problems.

He is married to Mrs. Omolara Ikotun and the union his blessed with four Boys and a girl!

He is currently the Financial Secretary of NSE, Oluyole Branch.