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1) Your Name:

Lawrence Olawale-Roberts

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2) Stakeholder Group:Commercial

3) Constituency:

Business (BC)

4) ICANN Affiliation (if not covered by item 2 or 3):

Vice-Chair Finance and Operations of the BC, former NomCom member for Small Business, ICANN Fellowship Alumni and Community On-boarding Program member for the BC.

5) Please identify your current employer(s):


6) Please identify your current position(s):

Founder & CEO of MicroBoss.

7) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:

Providing leadership for the global operations of MicroBoss and working to deepen our DNS Business interest globally whilst focusing on Africa.

8) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes):


9) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimis stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:


10) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):I represent my individual views and largely those of MicroBoss and her clients for which none are contracted parties to ICANN, to the extent where I am authorized or my personal opinion(s) sort.
11) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?


If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:

To the extent that it fosters business, improves the DNS Market place in Africa and broadens access for the billions of Internet users worldwide.

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?


If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):


I participated on the following Committee / Working Group(s) in my time volunteering for At-Large:

  • At-Large Ad-Hoc Working Group on IANA transition
  • ALAC Sub-Committee on Outreach
  • At-Large Working Group on Social Media
  • ALS member of At-Large through the Internet Society


In the recent past, i served on the following Committee / Working Group(s):

  • Member representing global SME's on ICANN Nominating Committee (2018-2020)
  • New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group
  • Cross-Community Working Group on New gTLD Auction Proceeds
  • Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services to Replace WHOIS
  • BC Outreach Committee Member
  • BC Credentials Committee Member
  • BC Alternate to GNSO Standing Committee on Improvements Implementation (SCI)
  • BC rep to the GNSO Review Working Party

I also currently serve as:

  • The Vice-Chair for Finance and Operations for the Business Constituency of ICANN (BC)
  • Member representing the Commercial Stakeholder Group (CSG) on Work Stream 2 Community Coordination Group on Diversity
  • Member representing the Commercial Stakeholder Group (CSG) on the Applicant Support GGP

13) Additional Information (optional):

  • I was on the Board of NiRA (managers of the Nigerian ccTLD .ng)

  • I am a member of ISOC Global & the Nigerian Chapter

  • I am a member of IGF-SA

You may visit my social media page for more details on Linkedin, ICANN, the ICANN Wiki or my Company's Website.

14) Page last revised:


SOI Template v5 (6 Feb 2014)

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  1. Recently updated to reflect my tenure as a Director on the board of the Nigerian ccTLD has ended.

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