Mrs Olapeju Comfort Ogunmokun

Job: PhD student

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: N/A



Personal profile

Olapeju is a doctoral researcher with distinction in Accounting and Business Management with experience in accounting, banking, finance, retail and teaching. Prior to beginning her doctoral research, she worked in Seed Capital Microfinance Bank and Access Bank Nigeria in various risk analysis, product management and administration capacities; she has also had a stint running a family business and teaching at secondary school level.

Olapeju contributes to the teaching and research in the area of business and management. She is particularly interested in small enterprises debt financing, management, finance, risks, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Her current research focuses on finance, bank behaviour and risk evaluations in small enterprises in sub-Sahara Africa.

Research interests/expertise

  • Emerging Markets, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Access to Finance
  • Business Management
  • Finance, Risk Management, Risk Evaluation and Risk Behaviour
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Enterprise and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Sustainability

Areas of teaching

  • Organisational Management and Strategy
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Managing Change and Innovations
  • Numeracy


MSc Accounting and Business Management (Brunel University, London)
BSc Ed. (Hons) Business Studies (University of Lagos)
CIMA Adv Dip MA; Prince2 Foundation

Conference attendance

The Africa Academy of Management Conference

  • Presentation on Addressing the tensions of Africanism and Globalism in a dynamic African business climate: Perspective of Indigenous banking

International Conference on African Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Paper Presentation- Access to Debt Finance for SMEs in African: Risk Perspectives
  • Poster presentation: Access to Debt Finance for SMEs in African

Business and Law Faculty Research Conference

  • 3MT Presentation – Credit Risk Assessment as a limitation to Access to Debt Finance for SME: Conceptual Framework

PhD project


Small Enterprises Debt Financing: The Role of Bank Risk Perceptions as a Constraint

Name of supervisor(s)

Dr Oluwasoye Mafimisebi – 1st Supervisor Dr Demola Obembe – 2nd Supervisor