Mr. John Olalekan Ogunbowale was born on 18th January, 1965 in Tundunwada, Zaria, Kaduna State. He attended Marmara L.E.A Primary School, Zaria between 1970-1976 where he obtained his 1st School Leaving Certificate. He then proceeded to Rimi College, Kaduna State between 1977 and 1982 where he sat for West African School Certificate (O- Level).
Thereafter, he gained admission into the University of Jos, Plateau State and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Political Science in 1989.
Mr. Ogunbowale who is currently the Director of Industry, has served in the following capacity since he joined the Lagos State Civil Service: Company Overseer, Lagos State Industrial Development Finance `Company Limited Sabo, Yaba, Project Officer, Imota Agro Industrial Park.