Meet our Team

Dr Ollie Folayan is a chartered process engineering consultant with a doctorate in the environmental effects of fuel combustion. He is also a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Amongst other amazing achievements he is an award-winning diversity champion, a visiting professor, Public Speaker, Mentor and Member Royal Academy of Engineering D&I Steering Committee.

  • How long have you been with Optimus?

    Just about a month as staff. I did work for the three months prior to this as a contractor for Optimus

  • What is your background?

    Chemical Process Engineering and Fuels and Combustion

  • How would you describe your job in three words?

    Progressive, Challenging, and Innovative

  • What do you love most about what you do?

    Bridging that gap by thinking through the process, analysing the data, considering the view of a multi-disciplinary team and eventually solving problems is what I find most exciting about my job.

  • What are the values that drive you?

    Compassion, Fairness, Humility (values I aspire to )

  • What was the most unusual job you've had?

    I once worked at an amusement park (Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Staines)

  • Do you have any pets?


  • If you could have dinner with three people, past or present, who would it be?

    Desmond Tutu, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Fyodor Dostoyevsky