Peter Oladele Kolawole, a Nigerian, has assumed the position of SARD-SC Postharvest Specialist at IITA Ibadan, Nigeria. He obtained his Higher National Diploma in Agriculture Engineering at the Federal polytechnic Ado-Ekiti in 1987 and Post graduate Diploma in Agricultural Engineering from Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) in 2001. He also obtained a Masters degree in Managerial Psychology from the University of Ibadan in 2000. He received his M.Eng in Agricultural Engineering (Power, Processing and machinery) from FUTA in 2006. He also obtained his PhD in Crop processing and Storage from the Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria in 2012. Kolawole was a Superintendent (Heavy Equipment and Fabrication unit) at IITA Ibadan (1994-2015)
Before joining IITA he worked at Sugar Cane Processing Factory at Savannah Sugar Company in Numan near Yola (1988-1994). He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineer, Fellow of Nigerian Association of Technological Engineers and council for the regulation of Engineers of Nigeria (COREN).