Kolawole is the Head of Internal Audit Department. He read Physics from the University of Lagos and graduated in September 1990. He obtained his Post Graduate Diploma from the same University in June 1995. After completion of his National Youth Service Program between 1990 and 1991, he joined Akintola William Deloitte & Co. (Chartered Accountants (AWD) as a graduate trainee between 1992 and 1997 where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in November 1997.
He later joined Devcom Bank Limited as an Assistant Manager in the Finance and Accounts department of the bank between 1 July 1998 and 31 July 2001, he later rose to become the Head, Financial Control of the bank between 1 August 2001 to 4 October 2001. He left Devcom Bank to join Diamond Bank on 8 October 2001 as an Assistant Manager, Internal Controls. He left Diamond Bank on 29 October 2002 to join SCOA Nigeria PLC as the Head of Internal Audit. He later joined IWAY AFRICA (Formerly MWEB Nigeria Limited and a subsidiary of Multichoice Nigeria Limited) on 3 February 2004 as a Financial Manager. He later left MWEB Nigeria on 13 July 2007 to join Galaxy Backbone Limited on 16 July 2007 as a manager where he rose to the position of Deputy General Manager & Head of Internal Audit till date.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He is also a member of the Global Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He is also holder of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Executive where he specialized in Finance from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in May 2017. Kolawole has undergone various management courses both local and abroad and among them is the Lagos Business School where he attended the Senior Management Program (SMP Class 80) between September 2021 and January 2022. He is currently an alumnus of Lagos Business School. He has over fifteen years of Public Service experience as well as 15 years of Private Service experience. He was born on 14 June 1968. He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with four boys.