In just three short years, Oladele Agunpopo (Dele) has had an inspirational journey through the workspace and FM sector to reach management level.
Growing up, Dele’s family had expectations for him to attend university and become a doctor. He attended University to study English Language & Literature but quickly found he was in a place that wasn't for him.
He made the decision to leave University and demonstrate to his family that he could still have a great career through determination and hard work
In March 2019, his Workspace and Facilities Management career officially started as he
successfully applied for the role of Workspace Assistant. This promotion into his FM role would be the start of an inspirational set of events and the start of his career
In January 2022 Dele was promoted to Workspace Manager taking full accountability for his client site and management of the team. This means on a daily basis Dele is directly serving the C-Suite of the largest online gaming company in the world
During this time, Dele became a member of the Pareto FM Inclusion Committee and importantly managed the process to research, design and implement Pareto’s Black Lives Matter statement. The first Black Lives Matter statement in the Facilities sector. Alongside this Dele graduated as mentor through the award winning Tomorrow Meets Today scheme whilst supporting his local church as a volunteer on their FM team
Dele adds "It is important for me to be an advocate for promoting young black people. I am passionate about the education of young people and showcasing the FM industry to them as a career of choice." Dele understands 'the importance of educating from a young age, of the route to success and benefits of the FM industry.'
This inspirational journey, in just three years, is only just beginning and Dele has ambitions to demonstrate that facilities management can provide fulfilling and meaningful careers through hard work, focus, dedication and making an impact. In his own words “‘I wish I had known about the sector growing up”
Good luck Dele for the 17th October at The IWFM Impact Awards