Rafiu Akinpelu Olaore
Rafiu Akinpelu Olaore was born in Ikirun, Nigeria, in the year 1971. He has a Higher National Diploma in Purchasing & Supply Management from Osun State Polytechnic Iree in 1996 and received the best student award. He has a Master of Business Administration from Ekiti State University, Nigeria, in 2001, and a Master of Science (MSc) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Essex, United Kingdom, in 2012. BSc Entrepreneurship and Business Management at National Open University of Nigeria (finalist).
He is a member, Institute of Entrepreneur, Nigeria,
Member, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria,
Member, Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management of Nigeria,
Member, Institute of Purchasing and Supply United Kingdom.
Member, Nigeria Institute of Management.
He was the Chief Executive Officer of Ola Akin Investment Ltd between 1997 and 2001. He is a Senior Lecturer and currently Head, Purchasing and Supply Department, Osun State Polytechnic Iree Nigeria. Mr Olaore is the founder and Director-General, Youths Enterprise Development and Innovation Society; an NGO registered in Nigeria that builds entrepreneurial mindsets among youths. He has served as a Head of Department of Purchasing & Supply between 2008 and 2011 and Senior Lecturer/Assistant Director (academic) of Entrepreneurship Education at Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Nigeria from 2013 to 2019, He has published many articles on entrepreneurship and small businesses. More so, He has attended many workshops and conferences on management studies and entrepreneurship education both in Nigeria and abroad. Among the International conferences attended are;
' Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business, RENT, by European
Institute of Advanced Studies in Management, Berlin, Germany, 27-29,
. 4th International Conference on New Business Models, ESCP Europe
Berlin, Germany, 1-3, July 2019,
· 10th International Entrepreneurship Forum in London, United Kingdom.
· 2nd International Conference on Economics, Finance and
Management Outlooks, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
· 2nd GMLG Entrepreneurship conference in Luneburg, Germany
· ICSB 7th GWOctober, 2016 Annual Entrepreneurship Conference in
Washington, DC, United States of America - 2009.
. Workshop on "Training of Trainers" of the Microfinance Certification Program (MCP) organised by Central Bank of Nigeria in collaboration Ateneo De Manila University.
Mr Olaore is a member of Lions Clubs International since the year 2007. This organization engages in service to the less-privileges, and He has served in various capacities as club president, committee chairperson, zone chairperson, and region chairperson. He was the Pioneer National President, Osun State Polytechnic, Nigeria Alumni Association (2003-2007).