About the Founder
Professor Muritala Awodun is the immediate past Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (2015 – 2019) who pioneered the reform of the Service. Prior to his appointment, he was the pioneer Dean of the School of Business and Governance, Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria (2013 – 2015). Awodun was also the pioneer Director, KWASU Centre for Entrepreneurship, at the Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria (2009 – 2013). He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Economics, Master of Science Degree in Economics, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International Business. He attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program (Leading with Impact - Europe) June – July, 2014 among several other advanced development and leadership programs in the United States of America, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
Awodun worked with Guaranty Trust Bank in the early 90s, spent about a decade with Lagos State University (1999 – 2009) before joining KWASU where he spent another decade (2009 – 2019). He has consulted for several organizations, both locally and internationally, some of which are the Ford Foundation, World Intellectual Property Organization and the European Commission. He has received many awards and fellowships of several professional associations locally and internationally and has published several journal articles and books. Some of his prominent books include; Fiftyfifty Business from Entrepreneurship: Taking the Risk out of Risk-taking, The Master Strategist; Managing with Style in a Turbulent Environment, Taxpreneurship, Entrepreneurship for Senior Secondary: Not Just Schooling but Learning, Managing Domestic and Multinational Enterprises in Emerging Markets, Economics: Microeconomic Theories and Applications, amongst others.
Professor Awodun was appointed Professor of Business Administration in January 2019 by Crown-Hill University, Eiyenkorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, and a member of the Governing Council of the University in February of the same year. He assumed academic responsibilities at the University (on gratis) in October 2019, upon the expiration of his tenure at KW-IRS. He was appointed the Founding Director of the Centre for Enterprise and Human Capital Development (The Centre for Enterprise Solutions) of Crown-Hill University in January 2020. Awodun was also recently appointed a Managing Partner, and the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Revenue Consultant of CSDC Consulting Enterprise Solutions, a Global Revenue Consulting Firm with presence in several states, in January 2020. He is the Founder of Fiftyfifty Institute and Muritala Awodun Foundation (MAWOF).
Prof. Awodun is married to Mrs Marian Awodun and blessed with five children.