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Educated at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he graduated with a BSc degree in Agriculture, Dr. Owoso also attended the University of Reading and South Bank University, both in the UK, and obtained MSc Food Technology and MSc Development Studies, respectively. Later, he earned a PhD in Management Science (Technology Management) at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria. Over the years, Dr. Owoso achieved professional qualifications that included Certificate in Microcredit and Small Enterprise Development (awarded by the Israeli Centre for International Development and African Development Finance Institutions); Certificate in Microeconomic Policy Analysis and Certificate in Poverty Alleviation Policies and Strategies (National Centre for Economic Management, Nigeria); and Certificate in Innovation for Economic Development (Harvard University Business School, USA). He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology; Fellow, Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies, Nigeria; and Fellow, Nigeria Institute of Management.

Prior to his appointment as CAPA Secretary General, Dr. Owoso served as Rector of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, where he initiated the establishment of Centre for Entrepreneurship Education, Internal Quality Assurance Unit, Centre for Applied Research and Technology Innovation and a new satellite campus of the college in Epe, Lagos State, for agriculture programmes and a skills development centre. In August 2012, he was decorated with a national honour in Nigeria, the National Productivity Order of Merit.