Olayinka ERIN holds a PhD in Accounting from Covenant University, Nigeria. He has over sixteen (16) years of extensive experience from financial services industry, multinational firm, consulting and academia. He won the first prize of 2019 Africa Call for Research Paper Initiative (ACPRI) jointly sponsored by World Bank, Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA). He presented the outcome of the research initiative titled “Does public transparency and accountability impact Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Africa?” to policymakers in 2019 at the 5th African Congress of Accountants (ACOA) held in Morocco. He also won the first prize for the best PhD colloquium at the 4th International Academic Conference of Accounting and Finance organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2018. He is a recipient of Pan African Doctoral Academy (PADA) at University of Ghana in 2019 partly sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
He has published in high impact accounting journals (ABS/ABDC Ranked Journals) such as International Journal of Disclosure and Governance (IJDG), Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change (JAOC), International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation (IJAAPE), Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal (SAMPJ), Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting (JFRA), Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (JAEE), Measuring Business Excellence (MBE) and Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting (AAJFA). His research areas are Corporate Governance, Sustainability Reporting and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). He belongs to several professional organisations such as Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), and Institute of Management Consultant of Nigeria (IMCN). He is currently the acting head of department of Accounting at Anchor University, Lagos. He is also an adjunct faculty at Rome Business School, Nigeria.