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Fred Olayele

Adjunct Research Professor, Strategy & International Business

Building:Dunton Tower, Room 919
Department:Sprott School of Business


Dr. Fred Olayele’s research specialties cover trade policy, energy & climate policy, foreign direct investment, political economy of development, and strategic management.

He teaches strategy and international business in the MBA program at Carleton University. He has taught several applied and theoretical economics classes at the University of Regina.

A senior expert on a number of Canadian federal/provincial/territorial working groups, he has led various strategic policy initiatives for the Governments of British Columbia and Saskatchewan across the energy, climate, infrastructure and economic development areas. Prior to that, he was a professional banker with the Global Trade Division of Citibank. Dr. Olayele has consulted widely and advised many public and private entities in Canada, United States and Africa, including a number of international development agencies.

He is President of the Global Economic Institute, an Ottawa-based independent, not-for-profit think tank.

He earned his PhD in Economics from Lancaster University, and a Master’s degree, also in Economics, from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Dr. Olayele sits on a number of Boards in Canada, and overseas.

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