Lawrence Olawale-Roberts

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Organization: MicroBoss Technologies
Country: Nigeria
Email: lawrence [at] microboss.org.
LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   Lawrence Olawale-Roberts
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png   @olawaleroberts
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Lawrence Olawale-Roberts is the founder of MicroBoss Technologies. He is also involved in ICANN's GNSO and ISOC.[1]. Lawrence first ICANN meeting was at Singapore in 2015

Education

Olawale-Roberts is an alumni of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta State. Bagging a specialisation in Power and Machines; an option in Electrical Electronics Engineering.

Interests

Olawale-Roberts has a passion for ICT in development, Policy Formation and Politics.

He spent close to 5 years of his career in the public service of the Federal Government of Nigeria, serving under a parastatal under the Presidency as a Special Assistant from March 2010 to October 2014.

He is the founder and Managing Director of MicroBoss Technologies a premier Mid-sized technology consulting firm, aiming at becoming one of the largest and leading technology services company globally, with its headquarters in Abuja. A fast-paced global information communications technology firm with strong telecommunication ties, whilst satisfying the most advanced and demanding client needs in the African Sub-Region. A firm constantly seeking to provide first class services with the utilization of State-of-the-Art-Technologies and development of customized and tested solutions to keep the most demanding clients satisfied. He is a member of the Board of NiRA, the registry for .ng Internet Domain Names and maintainer's of the database of names registered in the Nigerian country code Top Level Domain space. NiRA is a  Not-for-Profit, Non-Governmental Self-Regulating body and managers of the .ng national resource, the country code Top Level Domain(ccTLD) name space in the public interest of Nigeria and global internet community.

• He has to his credit over 18 years of progressively responsible experience in the Public, Private and Non-Governmental service at junior and senior executive levels. • In the last 10 years maintained consistent top management positions in Public and Private concerns. • Broad and deep management and administrative experience. • Lifelong interest in and involvement with technology and communication tools. • Consulting experience in Oil & Gas, Telecommunications and Public Relations Management. • Secured a fund of £2,000 from Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) for a National Volunteer effort on Secured Livelihood for Nigeria Youth for Christ. • Successfully led the operations and had direct budget authority for an organisation with an annual budget of over $2M (www.webbenergy.com) • Secured the I.T. Governance in Webb Energy and processed it's documentation and eventual registration as a high risk service provider with Total Nigeria. Co-administered an exclusive contract with Shell whilst developing new business opportunities for the company. • Provided leadership for the Fiscal Responsibility Commission's media strategies and implementation of its ICT roadmap. Measured and administered change management, disseminated policies across Nigeria on fiscal and economic issues, asides collaborating with stakeholders to enhance prudence in public expenditure and the management of Nigeria's economic resources. • Provided leadership for the Fiscal Responsibility Commission ICT Strategies and designed a linkage that connected the commission to over 50 MDA"S it was providing oversight to.

Contributions to ICANN

Lawrence is an ICANN Fellow

ICANN requested for contributions to a policy review on a waiver on its Registrar Insurance Requirement. Olawale-Roberts' contributions were referenced when ICANN finally granted the waiver.[2]

Active member of the Business Constituency Outreach Committee

Active member of the Business Constituency Credentials Committee

Business Constituency Small Business Representative on the ICANN NOMCOM

Active member on working groups and Committees

Languages

English and Yoruba

References

  1. https://twitter.com/Lawrence_or
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=63749946&trk=hb_upphoto
  3. https://www.facebook.com/microbosstech?fref=ts
  4. https://twitter.com/microbosstech
  5. https://www.icann.org/profiles/lawrence-olawaleroberts
  6. http://newshub.ng/nigerian-serial-ceo-bags-fellowship-slot-to-the-nd-international-public-i-p267-90.htm
  7. https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrenceor
  8. http://www.domainnews.com/icann-52-fellowship-participants.html
  9. http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/community/9061-lawrence-olawale-roberts/profile
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Lawrence_Olawale-Roberts
  11. https://plus.google.com/103520005407783544411/posts
  12. https://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-raa-insurance-15jan15/msg00003.html
  13. http://microboss.tel/
  14. https://www.facebook.com/microbosstech