Olaide brings significant investment and management experience to Nubia Capital. For over 15 years, Olaide has worked in strategy, implementation and investing roles – leading organizations within United States and internationally Olaide’s specialization includes Strategy, Finance, Organizational Performance and Leadership.
Olaide’s experience has spanned a number of industries including financial services, technology, media, healthcare, manufacturing, oil & gas and construction.
Olaide cofounded Barah Capital Partners a private investment firm. He also took an operating role as President of Unified Dental Care, a Barah Capital Partners portfolio company.
Olaide sits on the board of several companies in the healthcare, technology, retail and fitness industries. Prior to being in private investments, Olaide worked at one of the largest multibillion dollar semiconductor companies where he facilitated the achievement of some of the organization’s highest-level initiatives. Prior to working in semiconductors, Olaide worked for Accenture (one of the World’s Most Admired Companies on FORTUNE’s list) as a management consultant on various value creation engagements.
Olaide holds an MBA from the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he was a Dean’s Fellow. Olaide also holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos.
Davidson is an experienced corporate lawyer, financier and investor. He was for several years a partner at AELEX, a leading law firm in Nigeria and Ghana, where he headed the firm’s Startups, Innovation and Technology Practice.
He has close to twenty years experience advising established businesses and startups in different areas involving mergers & acquisitions, regulatory compliance, law and management.
He provided practical advice to clients in a variety of industries including fintech, media, telecommunications, information technology, private equity, financial services and capital markets.
Some of his notable activities include his appointment to the Presidential Advisory Council that conceptualized the Nigeria Startup Act, one of the most prolific laws that directly addresses the regulatory and financial challenges that affect tech-enabled startups. He also led the team that drafted the Nigeria Startup Act and coordinated several stakeholder engagements where he broke down the importance of the Act to Nigeria’s startup ecosystem.
He was also a member of the Committee set up by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that created a framework for the use of fintech in the Nigerian capital market. They provided recommendations on several areas that fall under the regulation of SEC such as robo advisory, virtual assets and crowdfunding.
Davidson serves as an advisor to several organisations, including tech-enabled startups, and also sits on the board of notable companies as a non-executive director. He mentors entrepreneurs and founders on regulatory compliance, IP and startup related issues. He invests in early stage startups and is also presently a mentor at the Founder Institute, an international pre-seed accelerator.
He has been ranked in several global directories such as Who’s Who Legal, ILFR 1000 and Chambers & Partners. He also writes in different journals, texts and publication platforms and is a frequent speaker at local and international events.
Davidson has an LL.B from University of Ibadan, an LL.M in International Business Law from University of Cumbria, and an MBA from Queen Mary University of London. He also has several certifications in business management, intellectual property, data protection, fintech and cybersecurity.