In the ever-evolving world of technology, a leader who can navigate the challenges and drive a company to success is a must-have.
Olubori Okudele, the General Manager of Swiftberry embodies the perfect blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication needed for this role.
Under his guidance, Swiftberry has become the premier destination for Raspberry Pi products in Nigeria.
Our Communications lead, Nora Agbakhamem, caught up with Olubori to explore his journey, perspective on work-life balance, and vision for Swiftberry.
Why did you choose to join the Swiftberry Team?
I actually did not join the team. I was part of the team that birthed the organization. So seeing the growth of the company over the years has been my number one motivation.
Our vision to revolutionize the Raspberry Pi ecosystem in Nigeria has been my day one push. The opportunity to be part of a team that empowers individuals and fosters technological innovation was irresistible. I wanted to contribute my expertise and lead Swiftberry toward unparalleled success.
How do you strike a balance between work and leisure?
Scheduling! Many times, I receive messages and emails even in the dead of night. But setting boundaries and prioritizing tasks has helped me avoid burn out. I’m married, and live by the “happy wife, happy life” maxim. My wife deserves my time and attention, and I’m big on being an available spouse.
Another secret is delegating. I am a Yoruba man from Ogun State and as we say “jíjẹun papọ̀ máa ń jẹ́ kí oúnjẹ náà gbádùn mọ́ni.” Which is translated to mean eating together makes the meal more enjoyable. So this means there is joy in cooperative effort.
By delegating responsibilities and collaborating with my team, I ensure we handle day-to-day operations efficiently. This allows me to dedicate quality time to family, rest and rejuvenate, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Describe a typical day at Swiftberry
A typical day at Swiftberry is a whirlwind of energy and excitement. From early morning meetings to engaging brainstorming sessions, each day presents new challenges and opportunities. I actively engage with my team, oversee operations, and strategize for future growth. We work passionately together, ensuring Swiftberry remains at the forefront of delivering top-quality Raspberry Pi products and exceptional customer service.
What is your vision for the future of Swiftberry?
My vision for Swiftberry is to keep expanding our reach and impact in the technology sector. I want Swiftberry to be the one stop shop for everything electrical or ectronics. I want us to be the ultimate destination for Tech enthusiasts, electronic makers, and anyone passionate about technology in Nigeria.
We aim to provide cutting-edge products and resources, tutorials, and workshops. By fostering a strong community and continuous innovation, we will shape the future of technology in Nigeria.
Swiftberry has had a profound impact on me professionally and personally. Professionally, it has allowed me to utilize my expertise in the technology field and work with an exceptional team.
For one, it has broadened my horizons, exposing me to the boundless possibilities of technology. Swiftberry’s commitment to innovation and the passion of my team continually inspire me to push boundaries and achieve greater heights.
What food could you eat for the rest of your life?
If I had to choose, it would be Jollof rice. The rich flavors and cultural significance make it a delightful and satisfying dish. Just like the perfect blend of ingredients in Jollof rice, Swiftberry brings together diverse elements to create something truly remarkable in the technology landscape of Nigeria.
What message do you have for Tech enthusiasts and electronic makers?
If I had to sum it up in one word, it would be “Empowerment.” Swiftberry is here to empower all tech enthusiasts and electronic makers. We strive to provide the tools, resources, and knowledge necessary to turn your ideas into reality.
Together, let’s unlock the endless potential of technology and create a future limited only by our imagination.
Olubori Okudele’s extraordinary leadership, dedication, and innovative mindset have propelled Swiftberry to its current position as the leading reseller of Raspberry Pi products in Nigeria. His ability to balance work and leisure, and his inspiring vision for the future, make him an exceptional role model.
Swiftberry, under Okudele’s guidance, empowers tech enthusiasts and electronic makers to unleash their creativity and impact the world through technology.
We hope you stay with us at Swiftberry, embrace empowerment, and shape the future together.