Amb. (Dr). Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole FIIM, ERMS, RMEM, FIRMS- is the Chairman Board of Directors, International University of Information Management (IUIM), Institute of Information Management (IIM) – Africa, responsible for the day – to – day running of IIM, RIMA Foundation (Nigeria & South Africa) and WM. A computer professional, his professional career in the late 90s has seen him through Swenig System Nigeria, a Swedish company that specializes in information security, sales and support of Dr. Solomon Anti-Virus toolkit, where he worked as the Head of the Computer department with technical support functions.
A member of Network and system professionals Association, USA , International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM). He worked for a major Oil and Gas Company in Nigeria (Chevron Nigeria Limited), between 1998 to 2012.
Oyedokun is a respected information management practitioner, founder of the Records and Information Management Awareness Foundation (RIMA Foundation), publisher of Information Management World Magazine (IM World Magazine), RIM Africa Journal and Executive Producer of Information Management World on Television (IM World TV). A regular columnist of Guardian Newspaper (Fridays) Executive Brief Column (Infotech4dexecutives)
He has received several international awards for his contribution towards the development of the Information Management industry in Nigeria and Africa. In 2004, he received the “Great Minds of the 21st Century Award” An award presented to him by the American biographical institute.
Oyedokun was among a thirteen-man committee inaugurated in March 2010 by the Lagos State Government for the formulation of Policy on Records and Archives Management in Lagos State.
Specialties: ECM, BPM, DM, EDMS Training, Implementation, Consultancy Services.
Amb. (Dr) Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole in this chat with Ola Akinwe, Founder of Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network-BMAN share his thoughts while responding to the Mentor Me Series;
Turning Point and Greatest Success
My turning point was when I left my comfort zone to set the direction for the information management industry in Africa in 2012.
Biggest Failure And Lesson Learned
My biggest failure was my inability to follow my dream and aspiration early enough. I realize procrastination could be dangerous to success.
I have actually done so many things in my bid to assist fellow human being in the past, and presently. But what I think I have done with significant impact was leaving my comfort zone to setup platforms for others to leverage on in term of business, employment and career advancement.
Best Advice Ever Received
No sure if it can be termed advice, but inspiration which I think every human at one point or the other would have experienced, which has to do with what I am involved in now raising awareness and developing the Information Management space across the globe.
I Wished I Had Known
The power of passion.
Funniest Thing I Ever Did
Opted out of an examination in solidarity with a close friend/course mate, who was not allowed into the examination hall for non-payment of his school fees.
Quitting a lucrative Job in a society where the rate of unemployment is alarming. Even at a period which my career was at its peak. Despite several discouragement coming from family members and friends.
Something I’m afraid of
As a Christian, would not want to miss heaven J
I’d really like to learn
I believe learning is a lifelong activity. Would always be interested in learning new things with potency of improving the values and contribution to humanity.
My Greatest Question
“Who am I and why am I here?”
This I believe is very important to any human being. A lot of people live an unfulfilling life because they are unable to realize their purpose on earth. Some try to copy others, while others try to run other people’s races not divinely set before them, thereby missing the essence of their existence. I personally believe that every human being should strive to discover the purpose for which they have been created by the Almighty and begin to pursue the cause with passion. Doing that I believe will help us all as a society to have a sense of purpose and ultimately a world where peace will reign and we all live in love and harmony.