Dr (Olawale) Nelson Ogunshakin OBE FREng
CEO, FIDIC, International Federation of Consulting Engineers
Dr Nelson Ogunshakin has had a wide and successful career in engineering and business – his ability to deliver is outstanding. In his previous appointment with the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), his leadership invigorated and repositioned the association and successfully promoted engineering at the highest levels of society and politics. He was appointed to Transport for London Board (TfL) in 2016, became Turnaround Board member of Cross Rail Limited (CRL) in 2018, and chaired the investment Committee for three years, and continue to play a key role in the commissioning of the £16 bn CRL project as current TfL Board member. Dr Ogunshakin was appointed in 2018 as CEO to FIDIC, the highly influential international body regulating infrastructure projects delivery internationally through its wide and diverse membership including liaising with international funding institutions (IFIs) and Banks on a word-wide basis. He was appointed to the Board of Connected Places Catapult (CPC) in 2021 and he is currently engaged in refining and enlarging FIDIC’s credentialling programme following a major success with Chinese authorities, consultants, and contractors. He is today one of the major influencers in international infrastructure engineering.