Dr. Fred Olayele facilitates applied research and public-private dialogue on a wide range of public policy and commercial issues. An avid international trade and development enthusiast, much of his work examines the complex intersection of economics, business strategy and public policy. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), his diverse career spans banking, government, management consulting and academia. He has taught several applied and theoretical economics classes at the University of Regina.

Academic research interests span trade policy, climate and energy policy, economic development, natural resources, strategic management, multinationals, political economy of foreign direct investment and emerging markets. He has used the gravity model, input-output model, computable general equilibrium model and other proprietary economic impact modeling software to analyze a wide range of policy initiatives. With demonstrated competence in strategic consulting, technical advisory and executive leadership, he regularly creates and nurtures beneficial strategic partnerships; designs and applies advanced techniques to analyze complex economic policy problems; and proffers solutions through high quality, user-friendly end products.

 He has presented on trending economic policy and business issues at major conferences, with active engagement on the international speaking circuit. A first class graduate, he holds a PhD in Economics from Lancaster University, and a Master’s degree from the University of Victoria, British Columbia.