AYA Group


Passion. Experience. Diligence.

About us

AYA is an strategy and design consulting firm specializing in solutions that rest at the intersection of prosperity for people, organization and the planet. Applying years of experience in international development, environmental engineering, sustainability planning and project management, we develop innovative, high impact strategies that respect the unique context of our clients. Our passion is to translate research-driven, field tested approaches into solutions that help communities and organizations to prosper. 


FOUNDER & Chief Strategists

Abena S. Ojetayo

Abena Ojetayo is the Founder and Chief Strategist of AYA Group, bringing a breadth of experiences and a unique set of expertise to each project.  Abena has over a decade of experience in the design, planning and management of large and small-scale projects in the US, Europe and Africa. She is a civil and environmental engineer by training, a green building accredited professional, and has worked in the fields of energy engineering and management, urban design, rural development, facilities services and senior administration for large universities. Her international travel and work spans over a dozen countries and 4 continents, including Ghana, Greece, India, Mexico, Nigeria and South Africa.


M. Eng., Engineering Management
B.S., Civil Infrastructure & Sustainable Development

Affiliations, Awards & Recognition

US Green Building Council
LEED Accredited Professional

American Society of Civil Engineers
2013 New Face of Civil Engineering