Savvy corporate titan, Dr. Sola Obabori, CEO of Red STAR Express Plc is a man of no mean feat. Born in the city of Ibadan into a modest family, the business executive who has had a fulfilling career working for his current company for the past 21-years revealed that he thought he was going to end up as a lecturer in the University. He also shares tips on how budding entrepreneurs can make it big doing business in the tech age. Excerpts:
For the benefit of those who do not know, could you please introduce yourself?
Sola Obabori is my name. The CEO of Red STAR Express Plc, the licensee of FedEx in Nigeria. I have had opportunity of working with the company for 21 years now and without any doubt, I have had what I will call a fulfilling career over these years.
What was growing up like for you?