Dr. Olawale is currently the Managing Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Nigeria. GEN is a global organisation with operations in about 173 nations globally and 42 African nations. He is also a member of the steering committee for GEN Africa.
Dr Olawale is also the General Manager at Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University with over 15 years enterprise development experience. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration(DBA) from SMC University, Switzerland, is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School Senior Management Program (SMP35) and also an alumnus of the US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program.
He has over 10 years experience in SME development and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK, a Certified Microsoft Build-Your-Business trainer, Certified Entrepreneurial Coach from Learning and Skills Management Centre (LSM) United Kingdom. Olawale has led two successful startups (in fashion and agriculture) and provided advisory and support to several successful Startups.
Olawale is the radio host of enterprise stories, a radio program that features entrepreneurship endeavours of Nigerian SMEs. He helped set up a youth enterprise and mentoring program, ―The Startup Hub for new graduates and is the co-founder of elab accelerator, a social innovation accelerator in Lagos state, Nigeria.