DR ISIAKA OLAYINKA KOLAWOLE
Dr Isiaka Olayinka KOLAWOLE was born in Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria. He attended the famous Ibadan Grammar School between 1974 and 1979. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Economics with Second Class Honours Upper Division from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 1988. Dr. Kolawole was admitted to the first Department of Economics in Nigeria, University of Ibadan, in 1991 where he graduated with a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Economics in 1992. His areas of specialization include Monetary Economics, International Economics, and Petroleum & Energy Economics. In his quest to attain the greatest height in academics, Dr. Kolawole proceeded to the University of Abuja in 2001 and graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Political Economy and Development Studies in 2004. His major academic strengths and specialties include Monitoring & Evaluation, Policy Development, Foreign Direct Investments, Impact Assessment, Globalization, and Economic Planning. To consolidate his robust intellectual status, Dr. Olayinka Kolawole went outside the shores of the country to acquire a World Class Professional Certification in Global Leadership at the world’s most prestigious University, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United
States of America (USA) in 2014. Dr. Kolawole is also an alumnus of the University of Oxford, Said Business School, Egrove Park, Oxford, United Kingdom (UK), where he obtained another Word Class Certificate in Oxford Finance Programme for Senior Executives, in 2015. Dr. Isiaka Kolawole is a Fellow of the Institute of Economists of Nigeria (FNIE), Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAI), a full member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Chartered (MNIM), full member Institute of Directors (M.IoD), and a full member of the Royal Economic Society (MRES), United Kingdom. His Professional core competencies include Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Situation Analysis, Policy Formulation, and Economic Transformation, Corporate Re-structuring, Re-engineering, Turn-around Operations, Funds Management, Project Management, Infrastructure Planning, Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Human Capital Development, Capacity Building, Leadership, Administration, Strategic Management, and Impact Assessment. Dr. Isiaka Olayinka Kolawole is happily married with children and his hobbies include reading, traveling, meeting people, and table tennis playing. He is passionate about the Nigerian Project and about the unity and oneness of our great country.