He graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria with a law degree. He is a seasoned businessman and investor with diverse interests in various sectors of the economy.
With a about three decades experience as an entrepreneur, he has successfully built the Sifax Group brand from a small freight forwarding firm to a group of companies that have investment in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas, Hospitality, among others. Sifax Group, under his watch, currently has presence and investment in almost all the continents of the world.
He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Financial Management and Institute of Freight Forwarders of Nigeria. He is also a recipient of the national award, Member of the Niger (MON).
A well respected academic both in and outside Nigeria, Prof. Sobowale has published many books, presented over seven papers at various conferences, authored more than a dozen chapters of different academic books and wrote over 30 articles in various journals both in Nigeria and internationally.
He was MD/CEO, Prime People Magazine, Publisher, Searchlight Newspaper, MD/Editor-in-Chief, Republic Newspaper Limited and Chief Consultant/CEO, Idosa Consult.
In the public sector, he was a Special Adviser on Education and Commissioner of Education in Lagos State, Nigeria.