Oswald Osaretin Guobadia

Senior Special Assistant to the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Oswald Osaretin  Guobadia

Speaker Bio

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 Bill (NSB) -
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

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.