Olaniyi Oladejo

Operating Partner

Olaniyi has spent his over 25-year career in several roles in various industries, including Pharmaceuticals, Management Consulting, Telecommunications, Food Retail and Production and the Public Sector. In these roles, he advised, managed and led various functions and projects, spanning Strategy development & implementation, Change Management, Human Resource system design & implementation, Process Management, IT system Implementation, Supply Chain Management and Programme & Project Management.

He started his career practising in 1992 as a Community Pharmacist but quickly moved on to being a Medical Representative, marketing and selling ethical pharmaceutical products, initially for Interscavon Nigeria Limited and then for GlaxoWellcome Nigeria. In 1998, he made a career switch to Management Consulting when he joined ReStraL Limited and later, Philips Consulting. His quest to provide and facilitate implementation of practical and transformative solutions led to him taking on functional and top management roles in various organisations, including MTN Nigeria, MTS First Wireless and Food Concepts Plc, which he left as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) in January 2012. Prior to joining Sahel, he was an Independent Consultant on the Human Resources Component of FEPAR (Federal Public Administration Reform) programme, a Department for International Development (DFiD) sponsored project which provided technical assistance to select Central Administrative Agencies in the Nigerian Federal Public Service. He sits on the Board of Dayntee Farms Limited.

Olaniyi holds a B. Pharm (1st Class) degree from the University of Ibadan. He is the 1990 Best Graduating Student of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan

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