I am Happy You Are Here, Now Who is Eric Atta-Sonno?
Engr. Eric Atta-Sonno, F.IET, I.CIOB, M.GIOC is a trained Building Technologist as well as a Real Estate practitioner. He holds undergraduate qualifications in Building Technology and post-graduate qualification in Real Estate, Construction and Affordable Housing. He also has certificates in Advanced Facilities Management; Project Management; Mortgage Portfolio Management; and Maintenance Management among others.
Engr. Eric Atta-Sonno began his post-qualification working life with a brief stint with the Social Security and National Insurance Trust in 1999 from where he worked for a year and half with the Real Estate Department of the Volta River Authority. He then worked with Enviro-Techno Consult for four years as a Project Officer undertaking various projects in the building and mechanical services, waste management, water engineering and related services. Between 2004 and 2008, Engr. Eric Atta-Sonno was the Technical Officer responsible for developing innovative house designs that were to be built using locally-available building materials, as well as training teams of artisans on the appropriate construction technology, etc. Since 2008, he has been engaged in various projects in the country including new construction, refurbishment of existing facilities, maintenance and estate management functions in various capacities.
Eric has spent most of his adult life helping young people to discover the purpose of God for their lives as well as prepare them for the future through mentorship. He is a Christian and fellowships with The Church of Pentecost International Worship Centre-Atomic in Accra where he is an Elder.
Eric has a passion to see young people growing into responsible adults who would be fully equipped to effect the changes required into transforming our communities. He also works actively to ensure that society galvanizes its young persons into appreciating the God-factor in turning life’s situations around for good. Eric is married to Gloria with whom they have two children.
Engr. Atta-Sonno has two published researched works on failures of concrete roof structures as well as the utilization of locally-available building materials in the elimination of the national housing deficit. He has developed four technical manuals which have received the approval of the Habitat for Humanity programme Africa/Middle East Regional Office for usage by its Ghana programme at different levels. He also has twelve unpublished works on subjects across various areas of life.
Eric is a Fellow with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET-Ghana) where he currently serves as its President. He had previously served in various capacities as follows: Publications Committee (2005-2006), Education & Training Committee (2006-2008), Vice-Chairman of the Southern Sector (2011-2013), Vice-Chairman of the IIE 25thAnniversary Presidential Ball Planning Committee (2012), Council Member (2012-2014), Chairman of the Constitutional Review Committee (2013), and developed the IET Staff Conditions of Service (2013).
In addition to the IET, he also holds membership in Ghana Institute of Construction (GIOC) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Engr. Eric Atta-Sonno is a devout Christian currently fellowshipping with The Church of Pentecost International Worship Centre-Atomic where he is an Elder and a key member of its Estate Committee. He is also the Executive Director of Generational Impact Platform (GiP) and Secretary for the St. Augustine’s Past Students’ Union (APSU) worldwide.
Eric is married to Gloria with whom they have two children.
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