Thomas Sule


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Thomas Sule

Founder and Chairman BCTEK Engineering Limited | CEO Glosskode Tchnology solutions


A passionate leader with first class communication skills and a long track record of measurably reducing cost and increasing profitability for fortune 500 corporations. Thomas Sue was the Chief Information and Corporate Services Officer of Oando PLC with oversight for over N80bn yearly procurement spend. Prior to joining Oando in 2012, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Helios Tower Nigeria (HTN) between 2008 and 2012. He is a business executive with over eighteen years of experience in managing technology solutions development, applying best practices and systems re-engineering from multiple industries. He is vast in go to market and operational strategies that cuts across the Telecoms, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Government institutions.

Key Qualifications

Strategic Planning and P&L Management, Organizational Design & Reconstruction, Program and Project Management, Managing Outsource IT Function and Service Level Agreement, ERP Implementation, New Product and Technology Launch, Global Purchasing, Vendor and Contract Negotiation.

Key Accomplishments

1. Led the transformation of all aspects of Oando PLC product strategy, software development, and delivery of Oracle’s software product portfolio including Oracle ERP, system, customer relationship management, and supply chain management applications to reduce overall spend by 35% or N 2bn savings in 18 months. 2. Promoted and gained approval to rewire the IT strategic intent to align with a Profit Center model and form a new subsidiary. 3. Un-Sung Hero Award of Excellence; “In recognition of leadership and deep commitment to the growth of the company”. 4. Coordinated activities associated with raising additional funding for Helios Towers Nigeria business, where diverse inputs (e.g., financial, technical, operational, quality) were managed, resulting in a major institution investing $250M. 5. Managed capital IT projects over $30M: Automated the Tower Operations Center with a robust infrastructure management platform, comprising of telemetry & ERP systems to reduce site Opex by 25% with positive EBITDA. More Accomplishments 6. Championed & led a continuous improvement initiative through six sigma concepts to achieve ISO 9001:2008 Certification for Helios Towers Nigeria with improved operational performance and slashed manual processes by 50% resulting in a 20% reduction of overhead costs. 7. Launched the administration and monitoring of environmental health, safety programs and policies company-wide to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulation to fulfil a condition precedent for loan disbursement by IFC. 8. Championed an outsourced strategy that contained cost escalations and saved over 35% of existing spend.

Work Experience

2001 - 2005 ActivPlant Corporation, London, Ontario, Canada Manager, Technical Services Led and managed a cross-functional organization of 10+ business and IT professionals to architect, develop, integrate, package, deliver, and support Service & Network Management products. Etc 2005 - 2008 BP Energy, Canada Service Delivery Executive Directed overall information systems while developing business unit plan to implement higher service level standard operations through employee training, team development, departmental reorganization, job accountability, and recognition of individual performance. Etc 2008-2010 Helios Towers, Nigeria Chief Strategy Officer Facilitated and guided business unit leaders in formulating new vision and strategic direction that successfully repositioned the company as a distinguished competitor in the market, recreating the HTN brand and earning prominence in the industry. Etc 2008-2012 Helios Towers, Nigeria Chief Operating Officer Full budget responsibility for $3M SG&A and leadership of a teams through 6 direct reports in IT, Internal Procurement, Contract Management, HR, Facilities, TQM, Technical function and Project Management office. Etc 2012 - 2015 Oando, PLC, Nigeria In addition to oversight for all Shared Services, was responsible for providing vision and leadership for developing and Implementing information technology initiatives to drive business gains that align with the mission of Oando PLC. 2015 - Present FBCTEK Engineering LTD Founder and operating Board member of a Tower infrastructure sharing company with current run rate revenues of over $3M yearly and about $1M in EBITDA. Expanded BCTEK from one person to over 20 employees with offices in both Lagos and Abuja.