Nigerians are known to be intelligent, hard-working people, with a “can-do” attitude.
This is complemented by a friendly and accommodating spirit. Not only does this; describe Olainyi Ibraheem, but it also explains his resilience.
Olaniyi, commonly known as Ola, joined Cellulant in 2019 as Ola, a Territory Retail Executive in the retail marketing team in Nigeria. He is responsible for acquiring and managing enterprise merchants to ensure growth in revenues while optimising share of Voice for Cellulant and Tingg.
In addition, he manages relationships and creates delight for his customers.
Ola describes himself as adaptable, committed and street smart.
Let’s find out more about Ola, shall we?
What attracted you to Cellulant?
The fact that it is Pan- African. I was drawn to the company even more because it encourages diversity, unlimited growth, and unlimited possibilities led by values that teams believe in.
Let’s not forget the brilliant minds that always stay relatable by keeping it simple and connected to the mission at all times.
I love that the team at Cellulant has the customer at the centre of it.
In conclusion the “get it done” attitude which drives the teams is a force to reckon with hence why we call it the: make possible team.
” width=”1120″ height=”1400″>What drives you?
I am results-driven. Therefore, I strive to make things happen, fast and relatively pain-free.
This helps me in defining my goals aside from everything else.
Additionally, I like to add value to everything I do. Creating impact is important to me.
What would you say has been the most exciting part of the job?
The feeling of accomplishment that comes with exceeding challenging goals.
What’s the one problem you are solving for clients in this market?
I provide relevant and alternative digital payment methods for global, regional and local merchants.
Driving and optimizing our In-store product adoption In the Nigerian market.
What has been the most rewarding moment?
The Growth of our Instore/proximity pay product In the Nigerian market has been the most rewarding moment.
What has been the greatest challenge/learning opportunity about the job?
As a Retail Marketing Executive, many challenges/ learning opportunities that occur.
However, working with diversified and experienced marketing professionals across has given me a more personalised approach to engaging with clients. It has also helped me adapt to rapid changes in the market.
Who has been the biggest influence in your career & why?
The biggest influence I would say is Chief Business Officer(Sike Bamisebi ) my Country Manager.
She has had the most impact on my career with her mentorship skills. She is an amazing leader and I relate well to the way she runs and equips the team.
As I progress towards my managerial career path, I incorporate many of her leadership tactics including the way she promotes Macro management and her high level of proactiveness.
What do you love most about working at Cellulant?
The diversity at Cellulant is second to none, it promotes a contrast within the learning environment and versatility that builds the right mindset for enhancing knowledge of the international business.
The learning environment allows each one of us to engage and interact, a result each one of us can learn new skills.
Cellulant allows individuals to learn in an array of settings, without traditional or limited connotations.
How do you want to be remembered?
As a pacesetter. Someone whose input impacted the Payment landscape in Nigeria, Africa, and beyond.
In your own words, what does Cellulant want to do in Africa and why is that inspirational for you?
In Cellulant, the mission is to build the number one payments business providing solutions to everyday challenges across all sectors in Africa, for Africa by Africans