“I believe that infrastructure development is key to building strong, self-sustaining communities and the work of Grace Foundation is laying the foundations that will serve generations to come.”

Richard Emode is a Geodetic and Geomatics Engineer by profession with over thirty years hands on experiences. Licensed by the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Order of Engineers of Madagascar, and the Council of the Registration of Engineers of Nigeria, he is a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 2009 he was bestowed a Fellow of Engineers Canada by the Canadian Council of Engineers.

Richard Emode has delivered GPS training to GIS Specialists around the Province of Ontario; implemented GPS applications to various Highway design and constructions. He also participated in training Engineers from Nigeria on Public Private Partnerships. He was a participant in the joint North American (Canada, USA, & Mexico) 1st Global Positioning System’s Global Orbit Tracking Experiment (GOTEX-1) Project.

Richard Emode was involved in a multi-billion US dollars five year SNC Lavalin Nickel and Cobalt Ambatovy Mine EPCM project in Madagascar and a Copper and Gold mine project in Panama. He was among the original group of staff that started the POLARIS Program of the Ontario Ministry of Consumers and Commercial Relations. He was also part of the team that designed the seats and as-built documentation of The Sky Dome (now Roger’s Centre – a sporting complex) in Toronto, Canada. He currently works with SNC Lavalin on the construction of the Highway 407 East extension project in Ontario, Canada, which has been described as the “world’s first truly fully electronic toll road.”

Richard Emode is a Justice of the Peace in Edo State of Nigeria and takes an active role in assisting various community causes. He is a Patron of Confraternity of Christian Mothers of Nigeria.