Bode Adegboyega Pedro – fondly known as “Mr. Technology”- is the founder, chief executive officer and chief technical officer of VEDA.
He started up the company with an unprecedented vision: to inspire the growth and development of computer technology in Africa through cutting-edge innovation and excellent solutions.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Bode’s fascination with computers began at the tender age of 8, and by 13, he tutored children and adults on computer literacy at Omatek Ventures.
By the age of 14, he began designing websites and assembling computers, and he made money by selling his services directly to friends and students.By his sophomore year at the University of Maryland, he bought, upgraded and re-sold computers from his college apartment.
Upon graduation, he decided to move back to Nigeria to be a part of the social, cultural and economic renaissance, and he embarked on an incredible journey that has led to the formation of a computer designing, developing and manufacturing company in the heart of Lagos.
As the VEDA Technology CEO, Bode Pedro is tasked with overseeing the company’s business strategy and national market penetration with an expected 40% growth in sales in for the year, 2010.
Pedro and his management team initiated the key to VEDA’s remarkable growth — the Efficient Supply Chain Business Model. This model encourages partners and suppliers to join VEDA and create a winning formula for supply-chain management.
In so doing, VEDA has built up an efficient supply chain and service network that provides customers with competitive pricing, fresh technologies, and quality service.
In 2009, Bode Pedro received the Young IT & Telecoms Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Nigerian Telecoms Awards held in Lagos, Nigeria, becoming the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious award.