ABES Engineering founder and CEO Emmanuel Tuombe grew up in Rwanda following the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Having lived with the realities of a crumbling infrastructure and lack of basic needs, Emmanuel understands that infrastructure can mean the difference between life and death. After a successful career with Bechtel, one of the largest engineering, procurement, and construction companies in the world, Emmanuel is now dedicated to using his lifelong experiences to build the best engineering Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) firm in Memphis.
Emmanuel holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from South Dakota Mines. As a professional engineer, he is registered in Tennessee (TN), Georgia (GA), Mississippi (MS), Texas (TX), California (CA), Missouri (MO), Washington (WA), Pennsylvania (PA), and Illinois (IL). Emmanuel has provided full construction document design, reviewed bid documents, and conducted field inspection for projects in the United States and Africa. He has worked primarily in program and design management and has acted as a client representative in overseeing contractor’s work in preparing the water supply master plan, housing development, and infrastructure projects.
Emmanuel speaks six languages and has over 15 years of experience in civil, drainage and water systems as a designer, supervisor, project manager, and an infrastructure policy advisor.