Bola Akinwale Abisogun

Bola Akinwale Abisogun OBE, BSc (Hons) MACostE FRICS MCIOB PQS

An eminent Fellow of the RICS, Bola is also an acclaimed Gemini Ambassador [acting on behalf of the Centre for Digital Built Britain; #CDBB] and recent co-author of the Digital Twin Business Case Toolkit; published in joint partnership with techUK, in February 2021. Bola is a well documented industry disruptor, serial curator and innovative Systems Level Architect, delivering ‘Digital Twin’ solutions, using #ConTech and #PropTech platforms. He is an industry thought leader and specialist practitioner in the Digital Construction[#ConTech], Smart Legal Contracts, Blockchain, Built Asset Assurance, BIM, Technical Compliance and Whole-Life Cycle / Asset Management solutions space [the latter using #PropTech] in a SaaS capacity.

Formed in 1881, Bola is a Non-Executive Director and Board Member of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry #LCCI, the oldest and largest chamber of commerce in the UK; a Member of the CITB England Nation Council [responsible for UK construction skills; #CITB] and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on both the South East Centre for the Built Environment #SECBE and Board Member / Trustee of the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust; #CSTT. He is also the first Liveryman of Black heritage to join the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors; #WCCS. During the last decade, Bola has created – on both sides of the Atlantic – an acute focus on digital transformation and the digital skills required, in relation to the Cost Management profession, via his industry initiative #PQS2030. Bola remains an ambassador for and advisor to an array of Russell Group Universities as well as the RICS APC Assessment, where he remains an influential Board Member for the RICS London Region. Bola continues to nurture the next generation of aspiring Chartered Surveyors.

In almost 30years, Bola has successfully procured and delivered, in excess of £8billion in capital projects across the UK, in an array of sectors, with extensive public sector procurement and contract management experience. In recognition of his well-documented efforts, Bola was awarded the OBE, a Queens Honour, for Services to Diversity and to Young People in the Construction Industry in the 2019 New Years Honours List, published in December 2018. Bola accredits the award to his family and every young person he has worked with.

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