Mr Desmond Ogba, a Harvard-trained Nigerian Lawyer with a track record of excellence in Project finance

Mr Desmond Ogba, a Harvard-trained Nigerian Lawyer with a track record of excellence in Project finance

Mr Desmond Ogba, a Harvard-trained Nigerian Lawyer with a track record of excellence in Project finance

Mr Desmond Ogba is a partner at Templars a top-tier full service law firm in Nigeria located in Victoria Island of the State of Lagos. He studied law in Ebonyi State University Abakaliki for his Bachelor of Laws degree where he graduated with a Second Class Upper Division and graduated with an expensive first Class from the Nigerian Law School.


As part of his dedication to his professional development,Desmond recently graduated from Harvard Law School in May 2022.

Mr Ogba made a post on his verified Linkedin Account marking his official graduation from Harvard

Last year, when I took a sabbatical from TEMPLARS and decided to return to school to undertake a full-time, in-person graduate degree programme at Harvard University, my concerns were twofold: I was going to spend long periods of time away from the people and things that I had become accustomed to, and I had been out of the formal school system for almost 15 years. I knew that reintegrating into the system was going to be challenging, but I also grossly underestimated the work involved. Fast forward to today as I formally graduate from here and look back at the journey this past year, Harvard was everything that I anticipated and more. My education was intellectually stimulating, culturally enriching, empowering and value adding. I am excited to be inducted into this hall of fame of global community and business leaders, reformers, founders, and innovators. I am grateful to my partners at Templars under the leadership of Oghogho Akpata who said “go do your thing, Desmond” and to all my colleagues at the firm who covered for me creditably like I was never away. A special shout out to the renowned and excellent faculty at Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School, where I took all the courses that culminated into this. I am grateful for the interactions with classmates and other very brilliant minds from across the Harvard schools, most of whom have not only become part of my expanded network but are now true friends indeed. Immense gratitude to God, to my wife Ijeoma and to my entire family for supporting me through it all.

Mr Desmond delivering a speech at Harvard Law School

A man whose desire is centred on humanity, mentorship and helping others grow. He is the architect of the Future Lawyer Series which is dedicated towards assisting law students and young lawyers in making career decisions, employability and find their feet in the legal profession.


L-R: Mr Desmond Ogba and Peter Ndubuisi Akpu Esq on the event of the Future Lawyer Series 1.0 which held in Ebonyi State University 22/11/2019

Peter Ndubuisi Akpu Esq, is a Nigerian lawyer with expertise in Tech Policies and Start UP Advisory. He is a verified publisher with Goggle, a blogger, a business strategist and an intellectual avant-garde.

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