April 2, 2021

Dr. Rabiu Onaolapo Olowo is the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency (PPA) and Honourable Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State. Born on 14th June 1985, Dr. Olowo is a graduate of BSc Accounting from Kogi-State University, MBA (Accounting) from University of Lagos; MSc (Accounting & Finance) from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. He is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA, UK); Chartered Tax Practitioner; Certified Internal Controls Auditor; Certified Fraud Examiner and ACCA Certified in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Public Sector Accounting standards (IPSAS).

Dr. Rabiu Olowo is a result oriented Accounting and Finance professional with demonstrated competence spanning 12 years in leadership roles working for top local and multinational organisations across industries, with project immersion in Africa, Europe, Middle East and USA. He worked in Zenith Bank Plc, across functional areas including Internal Audit, Financial Control and Dividend Management within the Investment Banking & Share Registration department.

He later joined GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where he functioned as Senior Finance Officer, Business Unit Controller, Finance Controller (Anglophone Africa), Internal Audit Manager, Compliance Business Partner (West Africa), Regional Anti-Fraud Specialist, Head of Independent Business Monitoring (Middle East and Africa), West Africa Head of Internal Audit & Business Integrity etc, and a member of Management Team. Between 2018 and 2019, he worked with Dutch Dairy Giant, Friesland Campina (WAMCO) as Chief Audit Executive in Nigeria.

Beyond professional practice, Dr. Rabiu Olowo supports research & learning and offers his knowledge at local and global conferences, Business Schools and Universities including the Lagos State University as an Associate lecturer/Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence. He holds a PhD in Forensic Accounting & Auditing. His research work have been recognized as major contribution in the field of Business, Public Finance, Forensic Accounting, Fraud Management, Fiscal Policy etc Dr. Rabiu Olowo is from Lagos Mainland Local Government of Lagos State, and at his leisure loves to play table-tennis and simple meditation.

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