11:30 – 12:15
Panel Discussion: Diversity of Thought
Bola Abisogun OBE
Founder, DiverseCity Surveyors
He is a well-documented industry disruptor, innovative systems developer, a longstanding Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), an eminent Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Digital Director at BIM Academy.
Bola is the Founder & Chairman of DiverseCity Surveyors (DCS) – a highly successful peer-to-peer network offering excellence and thought leadership from across the global, non-traditional talent pool, along with culturally competent support services, for surveyors who are members, or aspiring members of RICS and CIOB.
With a commitment to technology and sustainability, Bola was appointed in April 2022 to serve on the City of London Corporation Taskforce set to share and promote, by 2025m the skills required to decarbonise all commercial buildings across the City of London. He works extensively with the Mayor of London and since 2013 has been the Chair of the “Moving on Up” initiative for the London Advisory Board.
In the 2019 New Year’s Honours list, Bola was awarded an OBE for services to Diversity and to Young People in the Construction Industry by the late HM Queen Elizabeth II.