Owolabi David Olawale, a native of Ekiti state was born 2nd June 1962. He obtained a Higher National Diploma from Yaba College of Technology in 1991 and post graduate diploma in planning studies from Lagos state university in 2011 including a master’s degree in transport studies, school of transport in 2017.
He started his career in the civil service as traffic officer in 1994 serving in various in relevant capacities under the Ministry of Transportation. He was assigned the Head of Traffic Operation unit, Ilupeju section, traffic management system in 1996. He also led the computer unit, M.O.T Verification Department, Directorate of Finance &Administration in 2002.
He went further to oversee the Proposal and Policy unit under the Transport Policy and Coordination from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Owolabi was appointed as Head of the Traffic Impact Assessment Unit and Traffic Survey and Statistics which ushered him into his position as the Director Transport Policy And Coordination.