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Economist and Lecturer in Management, Keele University

Tolu Olarewaju is an Economist and a Lecturer in Management at Keele University. He currently lectures on a range of topics primarily focused around the areas of international business management, commerce and business strategy.

Tolu’s present research interests centre on entrepreneurship, international business, business economics, management, the use of technology and areas encompassing social, labour, regional and general economics. He is particularly interested in research that might have policy implications as well as areas incorporating poverty reduction and economic development. He publishes in the top journals in these fields and has contributed to the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Tolu also has industry experience both as a banker and an entrepreneur. He holds a BSc in Economics, an MSc in International Economics, and a PhD in Management (Economics).


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer in Management, Keele University
  • 2018–2021
    Lecturer in Economics, Staffordshire University
  • 2016–2018
    Lecturer in Business Economics, Staffordshire University
  • 2007–2009
    Banker, Zenith Bank Plc


  • 2023 
    University of Cambridge, Postgraduate Certificate in Philosophy
  • 2016 
    Aston University, PhD Management (Economics)
  • 2014 
    Aston University, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
  • 2010 
    University of Birmingham, MSc International Economics
  • 2007 
    Babcock University, BSc Economics (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • British Academy of Management
  • European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
  • Higher Education Academy (Senior Fellow)
  • Academy of International Business
  • Association of Christian Economists
  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI)