Akintola Owolabi holds a First-Class honours degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering from the University of Ife (now, Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Nigeria (1980) and Masters Degrees of Business Administration and Philosophy in Management and Accounting from the University of Lagos (1983) and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (2002) both in Nigeria, respectively. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Accounting (2007) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Akintola brings over 3 decades of industry, consulting, research and academic experience, to his teaching, research and course design responsibilities at the Lagos Business School, where he teaches across all the executive and higher degree programmes. His areas of concentration include Tax Planning and Management, Corporate Financial Accounting, Strategic Cost and Management Accounting, Business Statistics, Environmental Accounting and Financial Modelling. He researches and consults actively to a wide range of firms in these areas. He has published widely in international and professional journals and presented papers in conferences across the world.
He started his career with the audit unit of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and later moved on to the University of Ilorin where he was a Senior Lecturer. He serves on the editorial board of ICAN Journal of Accounting and Finance, with responsibility for maintaining the quality and standards of accounting in Nigeria in line with global standards.
While at the University of Ilorin, he acted as the Coordinator of his department and was a member of the University’s Budget Committee. He was responsible for developing and teaching various courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Akintola is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI).