Keynote: Samuel Oboh

Samuel Óghale Oboh

Samuel Oboh is the 76th President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the first Canadian of African descent to lead the 110-year-old professional organization. Born in Nigeria, Oboh worked in South Africa and Botswana before migrating with his family to Canada in 2003. A passionate adherent of innovative design and excellence, Oboh is a principal at Canada’s leading design firm, Kasian and was named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People and recipient of the 2016 Excellence Award for Leadership.

Samuel Oboh’s keynote address will focus around nudging success through shared experiences and why “where we fish” matters – since it affects the size of our catch! He will be sharing insights from his own experience in Canada as an immigrant including how the lessons learned from the “rumble in the jungle” of Africa can inspire success here in Canada.