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.

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Hon. Dr Ali Ahmad, esq., Speaker Kwara State House of Assembly
Dr Muhideen Akorede, Special Adviser on Media to the Governor of Kwara State
Yomi Ogunsola, Economic Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State and DG KP3
Femi Adebayo, SA to the Governor of Kwara State on Culture & Tourism
Mahmud Ajeigbe, Hon Comm for Information Kwara State
Yusuf Ali SAN, Ghalib Chambers
Prof Abdulrasheed Na'Allah, VC KWASU
Akin Lewis, Registrar LASU
Surajudeen Oyebode, Registrar KWASU
Dr Bisayo Ilori, Lectorer KWASU
Prof Temidayo Oladiji, Dept. of Biochemistry UNILORIN
Mrs Omolola Olobayo, CEO GOMOLA
Mrs Ayo Shobowale, LASU
Dr John Koni Ifeolu, Pastor RCCG
Professors Deboye and Mary Kolawole
Muhyideen Olawale Anthony, LASU
Thompson Arumemi, Conoil PLC