Who We Are
We are a nonprofit organisation whose aim is to pursue innovative and transformative ideas/initiatives in undertaking projects in the areas of Technology, Education, Art, Charitable Trusts and Health. Our initiatives underscore the basis of projects which we execute in a manner that brings about direct and measurable returns to everyone involved. And we do this with a long term view in mind that supports the successful outcomes of our initiatives. However, there are short term projects incorporated into our activities to further enhance the delivery of meaningful and positive contributions to those in need.
Whilst we continue to pursue our own ‘homegrown’ initiatives/projects, the October Orange Initiative seeks deep rooted partnerships we believe will significantly contribute to changing the world we live in for the better.
My eighteen (18) years career spanning retail & commercial banking, strategy & business development and human resources has helped me cultivate competencies around marketing, strategy development & business advisory, corporate governance review, research, organisational structure re-engineering and human resources administration.
I graduated from the University of Lagos with a Second Class Upper Degree in Philosophy and went on to pursue an MBA from the University of Sheffield (Sheffield University Management School) in the United Kingdom and have attended various professional developmental programs. With my keen interest in people and technology, I am always evaluating ways of bringing about new standards of enhancing employee engagement and employer productivity.
With a passion for nonprofit, I setup the October Orange Initiative focused on making a difference by implementing initiatives aimed at making meaningful contributions to significantly changing the lives of everyday people.
Olufemi is the co-founder and Chief Information Officer of Descasio Limited. His career spans network and systems administration. At Descasio, he is primarily responsible for driving the technology vision of the company. Through providing leadership for strategic planning, he ensures the delivery of the right technological solutions for Descasio’s clients but more importantly, he ensures there is an alignment of these solutions with the business objectives of their clientele base. Due to his role, he is also involved in product development and budget management.
Prior to Descasio, Olufemi worked as Head of Network Infrastructure at Notore, where he managed the IT department and ensured the effectiveness of all technology systems met business requirements. He was able to achieve this by establishing a comprehensive framework that managed IT processes and service delivery levels for internal clients and ensured the buy-in from all stakeholders relevant to the delivery of a robust IT infrastructure. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts and is certified in Microsoft MCSE, Checkpoint CCSA & CCSE, Cisco CCNA, Citrix CCA, IBM e(logo)server x-Series Technical Principles & Problem Determination, VMware VCP ESX 2.5, CBCI – Business continuity.
Olufemi is an avid cyclist and amateur photographer. He is married to Sandra Olugbesan with three children and is a founding Trustee for October Orange Initiative.