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Oswald Osaretin Guobadia

Managing Partner @ DigitA

As a seasoned technology and business transformation leader with over 25 years of experience in both private and public sectors across Africa and the USA, I believe in the transformative power of technology to create positive impact through innovation. My journey, marked by a long history of impactful work in infrastructure design and development, and more recently, policy development and execution culminating in my new role as the Managing Partner of DigitA.

As the Former Senior Special Assistant on Digital Transformation to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I spearheaded the creation and execution of the Nigeria Startup Act (NSA) program, aimed at fostering the growth of Nigeria’s tech ecosystem and digital economy. This landmark achievement is a blueprint for driving youth employment and empowerment through technology, establishing a pathway for acquiring core digital skills. I orchestrated strategic roadmaps and execution, facilitated critical correspondences with stakeholders, and led nationwide multi stakeholder engagements, demonstrating the power of collaboration and innovation on a national scale.

In my capacity as Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer of DBH Africa, I played a pivotal role in transforming the company into a market leader in turnkey built infrastructure in West Africa. With my strategic vision, I oversaw the delivery of multi-million-dollar projects across multiple African countries, while fostering profitable relationships and operational excellence.

Impactful roles at renowned institutions such as UBA Group and Goldman Sachs complement my expertise. At UBA, I drove the bank’s global infrastructure stabilization, expansion and achieved substantial cost savings through strategic renegotiations. At Goldman Sachs, as Vice President, I managed complex network infrastructure projects, optimizing network performance and fostering seamless integrations globally.
I hold a Master’s degree in Telecommunications/Computer Science from Pace University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Wesley College. My thought leadership on entrepreneurship, technology, and digital transformation is showcased through my authored publications. I am also an advocate for innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Africa, serving on several advisory boards of cutting edge entities like Chiplab, Jego and Bloc, Edoinnovates.

Overall, my exceptional leadership, strategic insight, and dedication to driving transformational change has impacted the African digital landscape, with an enduring influence on Nigeria’s tech ecosystem and digital economy.

Industry Expertise

Digital Technology Solutions

Experienced in

B2B & B2C

Business Expertise

Business Development, IT, Strategy

Companies previously worked with

Corporates: Goldman Sachs
Startups: DBH Africa