Olushola Rotimi Adeniyi
Founder: ResearchInked PTY LTD
“Being the 1st born taught me to be a leader and take control from a young very age, Olushola is the 1st of 3 boys in his family and growing up in a family of boys had its own uniqueness and dynamics but has also shaped me into who I am today especially in my passion for education and choice of friends”
Olushola always valued the importance of education and wanted it to play a huge role in his life, he knew the only way was for him to be hard working and determined. In his words ‘my educational pursuits cuts across Northern, Southern and Western parts of Nigeria including the mandatory National Youth Service Corp before relocating to South Africa in 2008 in for his postgraduate studies.
His passion led him to obtain a PhD in material science/polymer chemistry with research interest in hydrogen economy polymer membranes, composites and gas separation and purification.
With over 5 years in postgraduate capacity development including direct mentoring of an annual average of 500 Masters, Doctoral and Honours students across all spectrum of fields within and outside of Africa. Olushola has provided intensive assistance in proposal writing and writing retreats for staff and students also with scholarships/grant applications. His long-life dream was starting his own research company.
ResearchInked is a company he established in South Africa with the mission and focus to research and corporate sectors with robust experience in training analysis, mentoring, coaching and capacity development. The company speak the language of research, driven by passion and committed to academic and research excellence, integrity and success. ResearchInked aims at MBA students, doctoral and master’s students as students pursuing Honors degrees.
His company Researchinked has been doing very well since its existence and also managed to create a robust online presence. “I couldn’t have persevered without the support of all the other students and friends who have always seen my business as their first option. Olushola was on the verge of giving up when things seemed tough but he did not “My move To South Africa was the most difficult decision I had to make in my life”.
In 2013, Olushola was the first non- South African to be selected under the South Africa & joint institute for Nuclear Research (SA-JINR) student practice at Dubna, Russia and the following year (2014) was selected as a member of the organizing committee.
His passion of researching and imparting knowledge has led him to continuously seek knowledge and skills. Olushola concludes by saying ‘when life gives you lemon, make a lemonade’