Oswald Osaretin Guobadia
Senior SA to the Nigeria President on Digital Transformation
Oswald Osaretin Guobadia is currently the Senior Special Assistant to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Digital Transformation. He is the lead on the Nigeria Startup Act (NSA) a project that is strategic to the growth of Nigeria’s tech ecosystem and digital economy. He is a member of the Presidential Council on Digital Economy and e-government.
Oswald is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Edo Innovates – the engine hub to drive technology and innovation in Edo State by providing strategic policy guidance, leverage on skills development, investment promotion and tech advancement in the state.
He is the founder of DBH Africa – a building infrastructure and technology solutions provider in West Africa. He actively supports startups in business strategy, operations optimization, and technology.
His goal is to influence the economic narrative of Africa for good, through helping to build sustainable businesses that contribute to economic development, job creation, and thrive inclusively in an interactive ecosystem.
As an African who is passionate about addressing development issues, he believes that startups and SMEs must take the lead to unlock potential, drive, and sustain economic value on the continent. This is evident in his published body of works, primarily in his book – In Pursuit: Journeys in African Entrepreneurship. https://theinpursuitbook.com
Mr. Guobadia holds a Masters in Telecommunications from Pace University and Bachelors in Biology from Wesley College.