Chartered Institute of Building

President's Dinner

27th June 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Professor Charles Egbu FCIOB, FRICS, FAPM, FRSA, FHEA

President CIOB 2019/2020 

Professor Charles Egbu is Dean of School of the Built Environment and Architecture at London South Bank University, England, UK, where he holds the Chair in Project Management and Strategic Management in Construction. His First Degree was in Quantity Surveying [First Class Honours] – Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, and he worked briefly as a site Quantity Surveyor for a large UK construction company. His Doctorate was obtained from the University of Salford, UK, in the area of Construction Management. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), Fellow of the Association for Project Management (FAPM), Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA), and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is currently Vice Chair of the CIOB Policy Board.

He has lectured, nationally and internationally, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in areas such as construction economics, contract procurement, project management, construction management, construction process improvements, sustainable development, and Innovation & knowledge management in complex environments. His research is in similar areas, where he has attracted in excess of £25m from many research funding bodies – nationally and internationally.

He is a Visiting Professor to a number of Universities in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has contributed over 350 publications in various international journals and conferences and has hosted, chaired and spoken at many conferences in his areas of expertise.


Christopher Soffe FCIOB, FRICS, FAIC, MCIArb., MCMI, CEnV.

CIOB Past President 2018/2019

Christopher is the CEO of Gleeds Americas and serves as Regional Director on Gleeds' International Board. Christopher is responsible for North American and Caribbean operations with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.
He was instrumental in bringing Gleeds to the USA and has successfully positioned the company to deliver "Commercially driven program management" to the US market. The company has won twelve Project Management Awards from the Construction Management Association of America.
Christopher is a Fellow of the CIOB, an Ambassador and a representative on Members' Forum. As a Fellow of the RICS he serves on the American Leadership Board and the Global Project Management Directorate. He is also a panellist of the American Arbitration Association.

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