During the course of his career development, Mr. Alabi received comprehensive training in supply chain management, honed his industry expertise, and acquired a vast array of leadership, negotiation, dispute resolution, critical thinking, decision-making, and adaptation skills. He has also had the opportunity to acquire a broad range of talents in leadership, negotiation, dispute resolution, critical thinking, decision-making, and flexibility, as well as good analytical skills, strong networking abilities, and the capacity to demonstrate, promote, and sell. He possesses exceptional communication abilities and is an experienced, results-driven team leader. Having participated in a number of senior and executive management development programs at prestigious global institutions such as Wharton, Columbia, and Cranfield, he possesses the skills of persuasion, leadership, and delegation, as well as the capacity to achieve set objectives within the allotted time frame.
Mr. Kolawole Alabi successfully managed the SAP consulting firm he founded in 2006, Alok Consulting Options Ltd. He was in charge of the day-to-day management of the company, providing strategic and operational direction as well as leadership. He also monitored and presided over the business development efforts of the company. In three years, he expanded the company from two to seventy employees with an average yearly revenue of N2 billion.
Alok Consulting has been a part of 90% of the successful SAP implementations in the public sector, and it is currently the leading SAP partner in Nigeria and West Africa. Some of Alok Consulting's most important projects over the years have been the implementation and support of SAP in NNPC Retail Ltd, the implementation and support of SAP in PPMC Ltd, the roll out of SAP to all of PPMC Ltd's depots, the implementation and support of SAP at NNPC HQ, and the Business Process Review for Forte Oil Ltd.
Between 2003 and 2006, Mr Kolawole Alabi was a partner at Serve Consulting and was in charge of business development and a lead functional consultant. He provided leadership and interfaced with top management on all company projects. Some of the projects and roles he worked on while at Serve Consulting include: Supply Chain Management Lead and Solution Architect, Obajana Cement, SAP Oil & Gas Downstream Trainer for British Petroleum, Project Manager, Debt Management Office of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Lead Supply Chain Management Consultant, Elf Petroleum Nigeria Ltd.
Mr Alabi served as an Academy Trainer in 2002 at SAP Academy in Nigeria, which provided him with the opportunity to be one of the foremost people introducing SAP to the Nigerian business environment. He was a much sought-after trainer with a constant 100% pass rate for all his students, some of whom are leading practitioners today.
Not only was he an excellent trainer, he was also involved in charting the strategic direction for the penetration of SAP in the business marketplace. He led and participated in various workshops, trainings, and retreats to develop a road map for SAP in Nigeria, hoping to use it as a launch pad for the rest of West Africa.
From 2000 to 2002, Mr Alabi worked as a Supply Chain Management and Business Warehouse Consultant, and was a team member on the Tetra Pak SAP implementation. That happened in the USA as a pilot for the global rollout. His duties on the project included: gathering and defining reporting requirements for the supply chain module, designing queries and reports with BW Business Explorer (BEX) Analyzer and browser, including web publishing of reports, creating BW InfoCubes, InfoObjects,InfoAreas, data/info sources extractors, business process analysis, process flow analysis and multi-dimensional modelling and determining areas of interaction between BW and SCM.
He was a Supply Chain Management and Business Warehouse Consultant for Delphi Automotive Systems from April 1998 to June 2000; where he was responsible for Production Support for US/Singapore live production system (4.0B.), responsible for end-user training. He implemented an upgrade from 4.0B to 4.6C and Auto 2.0, writing functional specs for Gaps, reviewing BPPs, and developing a Presentation of Process Walkthrough for Inventory Management and Warehouse Management using LiveModel. He was involved in the configuration of Warehouse Management for 46 new plants (both full and lean WM), implementation of Third Party Software for WM RFC functionalities, integration Testing using Test Director and QuickRun, responsible for the initial take-off stages of implementation using the ASAP methodology, writing and developing training materials for end users, production support for US/Singapore live production system (2.1C), and complete lifecycle implementation of 2.0B, implemented an upgrade from 2.0B to 2.1C and was involved in the configuration/ extension of business contents for supply chain InfoCubes.
From September 1998 until March 1999, Mr Alabi worked as a SAP Materials Management Consultant at OCI in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. During this time, he managed the Requisition-to-Pay and Materials Management teams to ensure on-time global US implementation, supported go-live and post-go-live activities in one plant, collaborated with project managers to help with overall project integration, supervisory and employee training skills, and was responsible for the initial take-off stages of implementation using the ASAP methodology, as well as writing training materials for end users.
Mr Alabi was also responsible for configuring the Master Data (Material and Vendor Master), Bill of Material or Materials Requirement Planning (MRP), Warehouse Management, Inventory Management, Invoice Verification, and Consumption-Based Planning.
Mr Alabi has an inspiring record for public and political service. He was the Chairman of the Finance Committee for Dr Kayode Fayemi's Gubernatorial Election in 2014, Chairman of, Finance Committee for Dr Kayode Fayemi's Gubernatorial Election in 2018, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Election (Ekiti State Chapter). In 2019. He was a patron for both School for the Blind, Ikere Ekiti. and School for the Physically Challenged, Ido Ekiti. In his benevolence, he is known to have provided full scholarships for 160 secondary school students from each Local Government Area in Ekiti State.
Mr Alabi has two publications to his credit. They are: Can the European Union Ideals in Relation to International Relationship Between the Member States Ever Really Be Utilised in African Union, and Traditional View of Government and Public Interest.
Mr Kolawole Alabi is a public affairs analyst and development/welfare enthusiast. He is happily married with children.