Bolutife Babalola

Education: MEng Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, UK; graduated in 2017

Pre-MBA industry: Infrastructure, Construction

Pre-MBA role: Senior Engineer, Skanska

Clubs: Black in Business Club, Consulting Club

About me: Bolutife was born and raised in Abuja, Nigeria, and moved to the UK in 2010. He graduated with a Civil Engineering degree from Loughborough University and went on to work in engineering for four and a half years, qualifying as a Chartered Engineer in 2021. As an engineer, Bolutife worked on various infrastructure projects around the UK, most notably the Elizabeth Line (Cross Rail) and High Speed 2.

Bolutife has always had a passion for infrastructure development in Africa. This passion led him to pursue his undergraduate degree and ultimately an MBA. After graduation, Bolutife hopes to work in an Africa focused private equity fund. Bolutife decided to study his MBA at LBS due to its focus on finance and the ability to tailor the second year of the programme to a focus area.

Outside of class and work, Bolutife loves music and football. He hosts a weekly football podcast and is a Dj and concert events manager. Bolutife is also an active member of the Black in Business Club and passionate about increasing the representation of ethnic minorities in the business world.

Three topics I can be approached about: Black in Business Club; applying with an engineering background; life in London.

Email address: bbabalola.mba2024@london.edu