Amb. Olusegun O!ugbile Ajasegun
Amb. Olusegun O!ugbile Ajasegun

Global Policy Expert, Segun Olugbile, Appointed GSDC Board Member

TECHDIGEST – A distinguished global digital policy expert, Segun Olugbile, is now a Technical Advisory Board Member of the Global Skill Development Council, GSDC.

TechDigest reports that Olugbile’s appointment into the GSDC Board was contained in a letter to the Nigerian ICT guru, on Thursday.

According to the letter signed by the President of the GSD Council, Olugbile is expected to bring his expertise to bare while serving as a member of the GSDC Advisory Board.

“Your contributions will help to keep the certification programs more relevant as per industry demands. GSDC is grateful that you are willing to share your time and knowledge for this initiative”.

“The Global Skill Development Council (GSDC) is an independent, vendor neutral, international
credentialing and certification organization for latest technologies like: Blockchain, Six Sigma, DevOps,
Cloud, ITSM, ISO, Agile, Data Science, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, L&D professionals and thus, relies heavily on the advice of people like you to maintain quality programs that educate and certify our professionals”.

Segun holds a professional international certification in data protection (ISACA-USA); and possesses over ten years of cognate experience at a senior management level in data protection and data privacy, cybersecurity policy, and governance in both private sector and public institutions, with related expertise in information and communication technology, data privacy regulation and compliance, including consumer protection in child online protection and data privacy impact assessment segment.

He is also a recognized global digital policy expert with over 20 years of experience in technology governance,
cybersecurity policy, and governance, data protection and privacy policy, governance and regulations, emerging technology skill development, and digital economy innovation.

His Local and International Experience on Data Protection Practice with Qualification

Executive Director/Managing Partner/Chief Data Officer/IQ – Data Analytics Privacy Technology (2019 Till date) – a pioneered FG-Licenced Data Protection Compliance Organisation 2019, and co-developers of Award-Winning NDPR365-SaaS, implemented Data Protection and Privacy
Compliance service for over 70 firms including banks, fintech, Insurance companies, SMSEs and
public institutions in Nigeria.

Director, Datalaw Nigeria Operation (Affiliate of Datalaw UK) -a Data Protection & Privacy Service Provider Firm, Nigeria Operation (2013-2019) with over 30 portfolios serving Centrica, Barclaycard. Kemp Little (UK’s leading technology law firm). Incyyte ( a start-up social media
company in the UK). SAB Miller (a global multinational brewery and beverage company formerly headquartered in Woking UK.), BNP Paribas and others.

Active Professional Certification in Data Protection and Privacy – Certified Data Protection System Engineer (CDPSE-ISACA USA 2021-2025), Professional Certificate No. 2113919.

Leading expert member/co-developer – Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP) Committee
set -up by Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) representing NACCIMA (an organised private sector – 2022-2023).

Member, Expert Reviewers of the current Nigeria Data Protection Legislation representing the private sector provided technology policy expertise under the auspices of NDBP, Ministry of Justice, NIMC, and World Bank initiative (2022).

His Local and International Experience on Cybersecurity Management, Policy and Governance

Chief Technical Officer, Araba Technologies Ltd – Managing web-hosting and domain registration
management services with 247 managed cloudfare cybersecurity, and secure switch2enaira maas
onboarding platform for CBN eNaira adoption and consumer/merchant onboarding (2020-till date).

Director/Consultant: Continental Project Affairs Associates (CPAA)- Policy Architect and Developer of the first National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy under the Office of National
Security Adviser (ONSA 2013-2015).

Expert member of the Cybercrime Advisory Council since 2016 ONSA, Presidency appointed by the Hon. Minister of Justice 2016, reappointed by the ONSA in 2020 till date.

Policy Consultan & Architect; 1st National Cybersecurity Policy & Strategy (NCPS) 2014-2020.

Expert member of the National Committee on the development of the 2nd version of National
Cybersecurity Policy, Strategy and Implementation (NCPS) 2020-2025.

His International Experience as an Internet Governance Expert

Technical Consultant to the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum 2012-2019 Faculty member/Resource person, Nigeria School of Internet Governance (2019-2022).

Lead expert resource/speaker at ECOWAS Internet governance and cybersecurity (2016-2021).

Member, African Union working group on AU-Internet Governance Forum Charter (2016-2017).

Graduate and a fellow of the European School of Internet Governance (Dresden-Germany 2016).

His Emerging Technology and Industry Leadership Experience

Co-Chair, the International Center for Emerging Technology (ICET) with the Federal University of Technology, Minna (2020-Till date).

A National Coordinator/facilitator of the Digital Economy Group of the National Association of
Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mining, and Agriculture (NACCIMA).

Developer, NACCIMA Digital Economy Strategy for Organised Private Sector – A Strategic
Framework and Action Plan For OPS-Component of National Digital Economy Strategy 2021 (NACCIMA).

Coordinator, GNC-Global Skills Development Council Partnership on Emerging Technologies skills certifications and competency development (2022 Till Date).

Lead Resource/Adviser to Financial Training Institution Centre FITC/NIBSS Think Innovation –
Cybersecurity Conference 2021 and 2022.

Industry and Professional Membership

Member, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Nigeria-Abuja Chapter.

Member, African ICT Alliance (AfICTA)
Member, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA).

Member, Internet Society (ISOC) Nigeria and International.

Member, Abuja Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).

Member, International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Lagos Chapter.

Member, Association of Licenced Data Protection Compliance Org. Nigeria (ALDPCON).

Member, UN Internet Governance Community
Member, Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN).

Member Chief Data Officer and Information Quality- Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA.

Member, United Nations Best Practices Forum on Cybersecurity Geneva
Member UN Expert Working Group on Cybersecurity Geneva.

Member, UN-IGF Session on Digital Trade Geneva
Member International Institute of Information Management Nigeria (IIM).

Member Internet Society, International & Nigeria (ISOC).

Member, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Member, Nigeria Cybersecurity Society (NCyS).

Member, Pan-Nigeria Economy Intervention Forum (ICT Taskforce)
Partner-member Member of, Global Skills Development Council (GSDC).

Professional and Leadership Recognition Awards

Recipient of Thomas Sankara Leader Prize as PAN AFRICAN TECHNOLOGY ICON OF THE YEAR 2023 by the Youth Partnership for Africa’s Development (YOUPDAD) 2023, Rwanda.

Recipient of Thomas Sankara Leadership Prize for INTEGRITY & TRANSPARENCY by the Youth Partnership for Africa’s Development (YOUPDAD) 2023, Rwanda.

Recipient of Thomas Sankara Leadership Prize as PAN-AFRICAN ICON OF PUBLIC SERVICE
RENAISSANCE 2023 by the Youth Partnership for Africa’s Development (YOUPDAD) 2023,

African Innovation Award of the Year 2021 in recognition of sterling contribution to ICT-enabled growth and development in Africa from Africa ICT Alliance.

Recipient of the Office of the National Security Adviser Special Recognition Awards 2014 & 2020.

Nigeria Senate Special Recognition Award in Cybersecurity & Data Protection 2018.

Africa ICT Alliance (AFICTA) Distinguished Speaker Award 2017.

ADIPENG 2009-National IT Champion joint industry award (2009) by the Information
Technology Association of Nigeria, Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), and World Information Technology Services Alliance (WITSA).

IMPACT-SANS Scholarship Programme Award for Improving Cybersecurity Education (ICE-2010), Malaysia.

Recipient of Dell Enterprise University II Award, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2005.

Kobian Asian Regional Valued Partner Award 2005.

Partial List of Forums, Training, Workshop and Conferences Attended as Speaker/Resource/Facilitator/Participant

1st National Conference on Cybercrime & Cybersecurity by GNC, MoJ,NITDA Aug 17-20th 2008, Abuja.

1ST Annual National Assembly Conference on Anti-Money Laundering and Cybersecurity 2009.

Nigeria Internet Governance Forum at NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja. August 2012.

Nigeria Internet Governance Forum at Yaradua Conference Center, Abuja. 2013.

Annual Nigeria Internet Governance Forum Lagos, 2014 -2021.

1st Annual ONSA-Stakeholders National Cybersecurity Forum 2014, Lagos.

E-Nigeria Summit Workshop on Computer Emergency Response Team (2011).

Annual Nigeria e-Summit 2011 -2017, organized by NITDA.

National stakeholders forum on Child Online Protection (2011).

Defence Headquarters World Cybersecurity Summit, Abuja 2012 & 2013.

Senate Cybercrime Workshop in Abuja, 2009.

International Conference on Cybercrime 2010, DBI 1st CERTAFRICA .

Satellite Broadband Communication Training Workshop by NIGCOMSAT & ISPON-2012.

Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization (CTO) Conference on Cybersecurity 2012.

6TH Annual ISACA International Conference with theme ‘’Cyberspace & Evolution of Business
Professionals, 2014 Abuja.