Kola Soleye holds a B. Eng. (Hons) Civil Engineering degree from the University of Ilorin and has over 25 years working experience in the field of civil and structural engineering consultancy practice covering design, construction supervision of various types of industrial, commercial (road, building, rails runways etc) as well as oil and gas (upstream/downstream) infrastructural facilities.

His professional career started in 1989, as a civil engineer in Tempas Consultants, and in 1999 became lead, Civil engineer in Atlas Poligenics Limited where he worked on various oil and gas facilities

He later joined CAKASA ETSD in 2006 as a Lead Civil Engineer; while there, he functioned in various positions and participated in FEED and Detailed Engineering on Onshore, Offshore and Deep Offshore.

He served as the Head of Unit, Civil before his appointment as Manager, Projects overseeing all projects both upstream and downstream sectors.

He is a Corporate Member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers.