His academic and professional qualifications include: B.Sc. in Economics from the prestigious Lagos State University, Nigeria, Associate Chattered Economist (Institute of Chattered Economist of Nigeria, ICEN), Associate Chattered Banker in view (Chattered Institute of Bankers Of Nigeria, CIBN). Certificate in Business Plan Writing (World Economic Forum); as well as Various Entrepreneurship Development Certificates from the following organisations: Pan-African University, Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Central Bank of Nigeria/African Leadership Forum and Small, Medium Enterprise Development of Nigeria (SMEDAN), etc
He also acquired competency Certificate in Cassava Farming, Processing and Utilisation from the Federal College of Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria, as well as Techno-preneurship Certification from the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), with specialisation in Cassava Processing and Plantain Flour Production. He is currently a Trainer and Mentor on the sustainable Education and Enterprise Development (SEED) Program of W-Holistic Business Solutions.
Furthermore, Philip Matthew is a Member of Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). He is also the Pioneer President and Founder of Great Entrepreneurs Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited. The organisation empowers Nigerian youth in Micro and Small Businesses with business funding and capacity building training.