His Excellency Olusegun Obasanjo served as President of Nigeria from May 1999 to May 2007. In 2008, he was appointed as a special envoy for Africa by the United Nations. He has overseen democratic elections on behalf of the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States. President Obasanjo is passionate about facilitating investment into the Africa continent. He is a foremost champion of deepening the continent’s integration and fostering intra-African trade for industrial transformation.