Our Team

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” -Phil Jackson

ABES Leadership

Emmanuel Tuombe, P.E, Chief Executive Officer: The ABES founder, Emmanuel Tuombe grew up in Rwanda after the Rwandan genocide of 1994. 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 one of the largest engineering, procurement and construction companies in the world, Bechtel, Emmanuel is now dedicated to using his lifelong experiences to build the best engineering Minority Business Entreprise (MBE) firm in Memphis.

Emmanuel holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 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 the projects in USA 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.

Bahati Philbert Kayihura, Chief Operating Officer: Bahati, as the Chief Operating Officer is responsible for overseeing the operations and technical needs of ABES. He is responsible for establishing the standards and operational guidelines for the long term success of the firm and oversees accounting, IT, and the social media. Mr. Bahati Kayihura has a Master’s degree in Mathematical Science, a Graduate certificate in Applied Statistics and a BS in Applied Mathematics. Before joining ABES, Bahati worked for the state of Arkansans as a System Analyst.

ABES Professionals

ABES works with a selected team of Professional Engineers on its project on a needed basis. The Professional Engineers that ABES work with have a combined experiences of more than 100 years in diverse discipline of engineering.

Our Team Thrives On….

Our team is well versed in cutting edge technologies and does not hesitate to go the extra mile in bringing about lasting solutions to client projects within schedule. We do so through collaboration, creativity and commitment. It is the ABES team’s dedicated and focused approach towards problem solving and implementing solutions that our satisfied clients have only words of praise for it.

Our team upholds the vision and values of ABES Engineering Inc at all times by being on the job until it is completed. The team is able to perform its role due to its intrinsic positivity, vast experience, excellent training and proper guidance it receives across all levels.

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