Dr. Fayomi Abimbola Olugbenga is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies (IFEDS), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ile. He has a B.Agric (Agricultural Economics); PGD (Management Studies; M.sc (Public Administration); and PhD (Agricultural Extension and Rural Development), all from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
He has over two decades experience in teaching, research and consultancy in entrepreneurship development and Industrial extension. His research interest is in the area of Entrepreneurship Education, Youth Employability and Rural Entrepreneurship. Dr. Fayomi is widely travelled and has shared the outcome of his researches and entrepreneurship philosophies at many academic fora across the globe. He is an ILO certified trainer in Start-and –Improve your Business training package, and also has an ERP4School certification on Enterprise Resource Planning using SAP software.
In the year 2012, he won the Entrepreneurship 101 award of the American Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education for outstanding leadership in Entrepreneurship and business development in Atlanta Georgia, USA.
Dr. Fayomi is an expert in training programme design, planning and implementation. He has designed and implemented many need based capacity building programme on entrepreneurship development, business management, business financing, retirement planning, career development, leadership, strategic planning and cooperative management, both locally and internationally. He has also prepared a number of blueprints and plan of action on job creation, microcredit and youth empowerment for several governmental and non-governmental organizations. Furthermore, he consults for several cooperative societies on cooperative investment, staff recruitment and succession planning.
Dr. Fayomi is a business mentor and life coach. He is a sought after motivational speaker at many youth forum and a celebrated resource person at corporate retreats and capacity building programmes. He is the current Head, Outreach and Business Development unit, and the Manager of the Entrepreneurship workshop of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.