Olawale Anifowose graduated from the SMC University, Switzerland in 2018 with a doctoral degree in Business Administration specializing in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He obtained Master’s degree in Marketing in 2009 and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2000, both from the University of Lagos.
In July 2003, Olawale joined the Enterprise Development Centre and is currently the General Manager, Programs and Partnerships. Olawale has gained 18years experience in enterprise and ecosystem development and has been part of the team that successfully implemented several SME development projects such as the Youth with innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN!) – the Federal Government of Nigeria business plan competition that evaluated over 200,000 concept notes in three (3) years.
He is also the Managing Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Nigeria, a member of the Executive Committee for GEN Africa and member of the executive advisory board for Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre. Olawale is member of the committee of the Lagos State MSME Recovery fund and sits on a few boards of Small and growing businesses in Health, Real Estate and technology sector.