OLUSOLA OBABORI, PHD is the Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director of Red Star Express PLC, a world leading courier and package delivery company in Nigeria. An astute management professional with long and outstanding Sales and Marketing experience with an Accounting and Finance background. He has traversed different spheres and made landmark contributions in the Logistics and Supply Chain industry in Nigeria.
He has previously served as the Group Deputy Managing Director and Executive Director at Red Star Express PLC. He also served as General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of Red Star Logistics Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Red Star Express Plc. At various times, he served as the Red Star group’s Assistant General Manager in charge of Strategy and Business Development for over five years and later as Deputy General Manager Sales with responsibility for the national sales management.
Shola holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons) degree in Accounting, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is an alumnus of The School of Business Leadership of the University of South Africa, McGill Executive Institute, Canada; Lagos Business School, Nigeria; Harvard Business School, USA; Haas Business School of the University of California, Berkeley, USA; The University of Westminster, United Kingdom and FedEx Purple Academy, Belgium where he excelled as the Purple Star Award Winner in 2006.
He is a member of the 2016 FedEx GSP 3 Class, Memphis, USA; a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Institute of Business Development and a Member of the Institute of Directors (M.IoD) of Nigeria.