Obadia Ismail Otim

Chief legal and Regulatory Compliance

Obadia Ismail Otim is an experienced Corporate lawyer, currently Company Secretary and Chief legal and Regulatory Compliance at Next Media Services Limited, the home of NBS Television,

Next Media Services is also the home Next Radio, Sanyuka Television, Salam Television, Nile Post, Next Com, Afro Mobile, Next Production Limited and Hillcom.

Obadia Ismail Otim is also the Legal Counsel for the National Association of Broadcasters of Uganda handling all the legal obligations and responsibilities of the Association. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and all Sub-Courts thereto and he’s also member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries (ICSA) (Stud.)

Obadia worked at ENSAfrica Advocates one of the leading law firms in Africa and is the first African to win two awards from the Price Media Law Competition International Final Rounds at Oxford University, London in the year 2016.
In a research conducted by ICSA in 2020, Obadia was recognised as one of the youngest Company Secretary at a level of a multi-million Dollar Level Holding Company.

His national and international exposure has enabled him to bring a technical, analytical and unique legal perspective to his work suitable for the current and technological advanced generation.
Obadia speaks in various youth forums on leadership and success of the youth. He is currently the Patron of Forum for Ideas, a platform of Intellectual growth (that he founded while at his University days)

He is widely consulted on matters, Corporate Governance, Company Compliance and Administration, Media Law, Intellectual Property, Broadcast registration and Compliance, Fintech, Mergers and Acquisition, Commercial and Corporate transactions, Public relations and Defamatory alignment consultancy, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Board dynamics.