Gbenga takes pride in hard work and enjoys challenges and demands. He is armed with exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
He spends a great deal of his free time to mentor, develop and empower the young scholars with knowledge and information to succeed in their chosen professions. He is passionate about educating and uplifting the downtrodden.
He lives in the Houston metropolitan area with his family. He teaches his kids and spends qualitative time with them whenever he is not working or mentoring the young professionals.
Gbenga Salako is a seasoned Chemical Engineer, goal-driven individual with an extensive experience in manufacturing and petrochemical industries. He has an in-depth knowledge in research and product development, management of change, operational excellence, and process improvement methodology amongst other competences.
Professionally, Gbenga holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun-State, Nigeria, and Clarkson University New York, United States of America, respectively. He also has a training certificate in Power BI for Business Analytics from Saint-Gobain University and a certification in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) from Kent State University. Prior to his departure to the United States in pursuit of an advanced degree, he worked as a Process Engineer for Mistykay Oil and Gas Limited in Nigeria.
In the United States, he has worked in different capacities as a Chemical Engineer for multiple organizations. He is currently the Process Champion for scale-up excellence of Catalytic Products in Saint-Gobain NorPro. Furthermore, he provides technical supports to the operational excellence, quality assurance and WCM teams to improve key performance indicators and overall performance of the catalytic business unit. Prior to joining Saint-Gobain, Gbenga worked as a Research and Development Chemical Engineer for Isovolta where he led full-cycle development of new products, including all activities through literature research, laboratory work, pilot plant, production scale-up and commercialization.