Engr. Olusola Teniola is a techie turned business leader. He has a proven track record in growing profitable revenue and Profit before interest and tax (PBIT) across different segments of the nation’s information communication technology (ICT) space.
Engr. Olusola Teniola began his career developing a strong foundation in software engineering working with major global corporations such as Vodafone, British Telecom and Nortel Networks. After several years as a software engineer and architect consultant, Olusola moved to the commercial side of the business and took on technical marketing and project management roles at Cisco Systems and Lucent technologies.
He has served as CEO of IS Internet Solutions (a Dimension Data & NTT company) based in Nigeria and the largest provider of Internet value-added services in Africa. He was Client Partner to Detecon Consulting leading Nigeria and Ghana opportunities in Africa.
He was also very briefly the CEO of Phase3 Telecom based in Abuja before deciding to launch out on his own. Eng. Olusola held a range of Senior Leadership and Management positions in Phase 3 Telecoms Nigeria, including Chief Operating Officer, where he achieved 47 per cent substantial sales and revenue growth. In addition to his telecom’s experience, he has consulted on major projects for a range of clients including international NGO, World Vision and UK charity, Diversity Hub.
Whetting his appetite for commercial business, he studied fulltime at the University of Bath gaining a Times Top 100 MBA which opened the door to his leadership career. He also holds a BEng (Hons) in Computer and Information Engineering.
Olusola is part of a high leverage network in Nigeria with strong connections with the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) and the Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy.
He is also helping to pave the way for real change in Broadband and Telecoms sector in Nigeria thereby contributing to efforts to improve the lives of communities across the country.
He was invited to serve as a member of the Ministry of Communication’s Multi-Stakeholders Committee on the Implementation of National Economic Council (NEC) Decision and Conclusion on the Harmonization of Right of Way (ROW) Charges and Implementation Strategies.
Olusola Teniola was elected president, President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) in 2016. As president of ATCON, he introduced the Publication of 100 Leading Telecom and ICT Personalities in Nigeria and other laudable initiatives to boost the position of ATCON as the leading association of key and relevant players in Nigeria’s burgeoning ICT sphere.
He is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) both in Nigeria and London.
We give you, Engr. Olusola Teniola
The Telecoms Maven