FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (the acronym stands for the French version of the name) represents globally the consulting engineering industry. As such, the Federation promotes the business interest of firms supplying technology-based intellectual services for the built and natural environment. FIDIC activities are carried out by committees, task forces and forums appointed by the Executive Committee and mainly composed of volunteers. The Executive Committee is elected by the General Assembly to carry out the work of the Federation. Members propose to the General Assembly for election each year a President (currently Dr John Boyd), a President-Elect or Vice-President (currently Gregs Thomopulos) and a Treasurer (currently Flemming Pedersen). The Executive Committee is responsible for the Secretariat, managed by a Managing Director (currently Enrico Vink), that carries out the federation’s work. Companies and organizations belonging to FIDIC national Member Associations may announce themselves as FIDIC members, and use the FIDIC logo.
Founded in 1913, FIDIC membership today numbers 75 Member Associations representing some 1 million professionals. Full details of national associations are in the FIDIC Directory. They are also listed under Regions. Members are generally national Member Associations. Companies and organizations may join FIDIC as Affiliate Members if they do not qualify or cannot join a Member Association, or as Associate Members if there is no national Member Association (see Information sheet in PDF) if their country has no national Member Association. FIDIC member firms are firms that belong to a FIDIC national Member Association. These firms enjoy many benefits PDF 0.2 MB. Individuals do not belong to FIDIC, except as national Associate Members in countries that do not have a national Member Association. Associate Members are charged with helping to establish establishing a national association. FIDIC has a cooperation agreement (PDF 0.1 MB) with the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) and a memorandum of understanding with the Pan American Federation of Consultants (FEPAC). FIDIC has regional groupings for Africa (GAMA) and Asia-Pacific (ASPAC).