Richmond Michelo

Richmond, Michelo

Assistant Professor 
Quantity Surveying Programme 
School of Engineering and Construction

Academic Qualifications
  • 2016, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK, MSc in Quantity Surveying
Professional Experience

Richmond Michelo is a Lecturer in the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying program at Oryx Universal College/Liverpool John Moores university. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Zambia, an MSc in Finance from Strathclyde Business School, and an MSc in Quantity Surveying, with distinction, from Glasgow Caledonian University. Richmond has also obtained several other professional postgraduate qualifications, including ACCA (Accounting and Finance), CIM (Marketing), and CIAB-SA (Banking). Richmond has many years of academic, technical, and management industry experience in the finance and construction sectors. Prior to his teaching experience, he worked in Zambia’s banking sector and Lonrho, a multinational conglomerate. He has more than eight years of teaching experience in tertiary and university institutions in Namibia and the United Kingdom. His taught modules include economics, quantitative studies, accounting, finance, and marketing, among others. Richmond has contributed to the development and evaluation of modules in terms of content, delivery, and assessment. He played a pivotal role in increasing student numbers and promoting the college across all regions, leading to the establishment of the first private university in Namibia – The International University of Management (IUM). Additionally, he provided capacity building in business and financial management to various SMEs through the external engagement department. Prior to joining OUC/Liverpool John Moores University, he worked as a Consultant Professional Quantity Surveyor for Jacobs UK limited, an engineering and construction services company. Richmond’s market sector experience includes commercial, defense, marine, highway projects, schools, Ministry of Justice, and other high-value construction schemes, among others. Richmond is seeking to obtain chartership from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to solidify his extensive expertise and abilities. His research interests include financing models for renewable energy infrastructure in developing and emerging markets, as well as procurement and corporate finance. He aims to pursue a Ph.D. in this field of study.

Research Interests
  • Renewable Energy Infrastructure Financing in Southern Africa