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Bolaji Taiwo

Bolaji Taiwo

Qualified Company Secretary/Lawyer
London, Greater London

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About Bolaji Taiwo:

I am UK qualified Chartered Secretary with 20 years post qualification board experience gained in international, multi-cultural settings, and diverse industries including: (i) Construction & Engineering    (ii) Telecomm    (iii) Property & Asset Management   (iv) Insurance   (v) Banking  (vi) Law Firm.

I am UK qualified lawyer and hold a master’s degree in law, this will no doubt be an added value and stand me in a vantage position of being the trusted adviser to the Company in my capacity as company secretary.

Experience

I am the group company secretary at AECOM, Europe and India with responsibilities of managing all corporate governance, statutory, & regulatory compliance systems. Since my appointment as the group company secretary in 2018, I have successfully:

  • Introduced & helped in the implementation of a corporate governance code within the board of directors and management.
  • Drafted & implemented compliance schedules in entities across Europe and India.
  • Drafted & implemented corporate policies on delegation of authority, sign off procedures and document retentions.
  • Set up effective Document Management Systems in relation to both physical and electronic filings.

As a result of these, AECOM has:

  • An effective board and committees that are compliant with the UK corporate governance code
  • AECOM has a board and committees with efficient decision-making mechanism; and
  • A transparent board and committees with full accountability and effective oversight of the business 

Prior to AECOM, I was the group company secretary at Global Cloud Xchange with company secretarial responsibilities for 60 entities in the group in over 30 countries including Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia & Egypt. I was also a legal counsel with additional responsibilities for negotiating and drafting domestic and cross-border agreements.

I have developed and expanded my previous roles, for example: 

At Global Cloud Xchange – my role started out as the Group Company Secretary – which was expanded to include legal counsel.

At AECOM – my role was initially the Group Company Secretary for UK & Ireland and following successful implementation of a corporate governance and statutory compliance systems, I was promoted to Group Company Secretary for Europe and India.

Education

Professional Qualifications

Feb 2017 – Oct 2017        BPP University                     Master of Laws (LLM)

02 May 2017                     Solicitors Regulation Authority    Solicitor of Senior Courts - England & Wales

Jan 2015 – Sept 2015         BPP Law School                  Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)

Sept 2011 – Jun 2014        University of London              Bachelor of Laws (LLB

Jun 2008                              Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators    Chartered Secretary

Jun 1999 – Jun 2002        Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators       ICSA Graduate

 

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