Sunday  Opadijo

Sunday Opadijo

Head, Data Centre and Infrastructure Operations (Chief Engineer), Rack Centre

Sunday Opadijo is the Chief Engineer, a position he attained 4 years after joining Rack Centre in 2013. Prior to joining Rack Centre, he was the head, Data Centre Management at MTN Nigeria Communications where he was instrumental in helping MTN Nigeria to maintain strategic and competitive edge by providing strong positive leadership and driving excellent performance to maximize MTN's business value. Sunday has over 15 years’ experience in telecommunication and data centre industries. He has sound awareness of data centre governing bodies such as TIA, BICSI, Uptime Institute, Kyoto, Green Grid, ASHRAE, etc. He assisted MTN Nigeria to decommission old and low business value IT equipment leading to space reclamation, power and footprint reduction, realizing cost savings of over 10 million dollars for MTN Nigeria in the process. He pioneered data centre colocation services for MTN Nigeria as he was instrumental in leading the company to generate additional revenue from data centre hosting and colocation services, which was carried out by converting a sizeable staging area into a new data centre to host clients such as Cellullant, Eco Bank, Multichoice, Channel IT, etc. He served as a data centre consultant for Huawei and XPOS Nigeria Limited to design and supervise the construction of Globacom Nigeria Internet Data Centre (Victoria Island, Lagos). Prior to joining MTN Nigeria, he had worked in various technology companies. Sunday has a passion for electronics; he watches football and reads books.