Management

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CHIEDU UGBO

MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO

Prior to his appointment, he was the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Power Privatisation in the Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was also the Acting Head of the Advisory Power Team in the Office of the Vice President.

Chiedu is an electric energy law specialist. He qualified as a lawyer over 26 years ago and possesses an extensive experience in electricity industry reform, power project documentation and privatisation. He served as an embedded legal consultant to the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) where he assisted actively in electric power reforms and in negotiating and concluding several successful privatisation transactions. He also acted as a counsel in the transaction advisory team to BPE where he actively participated in and coordinated the legal work stream for the privatisation of 20 successor electricity companies created out of the erstwhile utility in Nigeria - Power Holding Company of Nigeria Limited. He also acted in the corporate restructuring of Niger Delta Power Holding Company Ltd and the privatisation of the electric power plants and assets held by the company.

Prior to joining the Presidency, he was engaged under the USAID Power Africa Transaction and Reform Program (PATRP) as an embedded adviser to Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) providing legal support on electric power contracts including power purchase agreements for different fuel sources and the related credit support documentation.

Chiedu holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree and a Master of Laws degree both from University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos. He also holds a Diploma in International Legal Practice from The College of Law of England and Wales; a Certificate in Electricity Industry Restructuring from Canadian Energy Research Institute, Calgary, Canada and a professional certification as Certified Regulation Specialist, from Institute for Public-Private Partnerships, Washington D.C., USA in conjunction with WEDC, Loughborough University UK.

Chiedu is married with children.

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IFEOLUWA OYEDELE

Executive Director (Networks)

Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, Executive Director (Networks), Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited.

IfeOluwa's career spans engineering management, manufacturing, construction, venturing, governance and engineering consulting from 1982 till date, Oyedele has worked in both the public and private sectors. He started his career with DAFEC Consultants as an engineer whose responsibility was to design and prepare tenders for rural electrification projects as well as supervising and monitoring the implementation of the projects. He proceeded to Oyo State Ministry of Works and Transport where he served for two years with similar responsibilities as his previous job. He headed the sales department of Dynapower Nigeria Limited for the next two years after which he consulted for Edison Group and Partners where he designed electrical engineering projects and services per clients' briefs and terms and also supervised project executions.

Engr. Oyedele's innovative and leadership skills later saw him serve in a number of executive capacities in some bluechip companies carrying out cutting edge businesses in Nigeria between 1987 and 1991. As Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, Oyedele set the companies business and strategic agenda, negotiated contracts and ensured quality and standard of jobs are maintained.

Until his appointment with Niger Delta Power Holding Company on September 1, 2016, Oyedele was the Managing Director of Matcom Limited. A very successful construction company he set up and run since 1992. He has also been actively involved as a political organiser and canvasser, exclusively for parties and candidates that shares his sentiments and visions for Nigeria

Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele is successful entrepreneur, a fearless yet sound politician, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos in 1982. He is a member, Nigerian Society of Engineers and Institute of Directors. He is married with 7 children.

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Babayo Shehu

Executive Director (Finance & Administration)

Mr. Babayo Shehu, Executive Director (Finance & Administration), Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited.

Babayo Shehu, FCCA, FCA, FCIT, has had professional experiences and expertise spanning over three decades, in Public Service and Banking. Mr. Shehu served in several committees and boards and had successfully led teams that implemented processes and delivered solutions that significantly impacted and influenced the accounting practice in the country. He has also participated in several management trainings from reputable academic institutions around the world across financial and organizational management, process control, policy management and implementation among others. He is recognised with several awards and merits for his insightful contributions and service to the profession.

He started his professional career in 1981 with Bauchi State Development Board where he ended up as the head of the Finance and Accounts Department. He proceeded to the Banking sector and was in FBN( Merchant Bankers) Limited from 1990 to 2003 where he headed the Finance & Administration, Operations and Treasury Departments at various times. He ended his Banking career as the General Manager/Head of Enterprise Risk Management Department. He moved on to serve in the pool of Accountants in the Office of the Accountant- General of the Federation(OAGF) where he rose to the position of Director. He held the position of Director (Funds) in the OAGF and Director (Finance & Accounts) in the Federal Ministry of Defence from where he retired in December 2014.

Babayo Shehu is a first class honors Bachelor of Science degree graduate of Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in June 1980. He also attended the London School of Accountancy and Slough College of Higher Education, where he Qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants UK, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Mr. Babayo Shehu is a native of Misau in Bauchi State and is happily married with children.

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Nkechiyelu Mba

Executive Director (Corporate Services)

Mrs. Nkechiyelu Mba, Executive Director (Corporate Services), Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited.

Mrs Nkechi Mba is a seasoned professional with over 30 years’ experience drawn from the corporate and public sectors. Her areas of expertise include Human Resources Management, Project Management, Governance, International Development, Administration, Organizational Development, Procurement, Stakeholder management and Financial Management.

She obtained a degree in Law from Imo State University (Now Abia State University) in 1987 and preceded to the Nigerian Law School to obtain her B.L. (Hons.). She was called to the Nigerian Bar Association in 1988. Mrs Mba has worked in reputable organizations such as the Niger Gas Ltd where she served as the Company Secretary/ Head, Administration. She was also a Managing Partner with Roselake & Cole. This provided her the platform to implement international development programmes in education, sustainable development funded by notable donors such as the World Bank, Department for International Development (DFID), UNDP, UNICEF and some State Governments. As a result of the high professionalism and commitment demonstrated on the job, she was head hunted and invited by C.F.B.T. (Britain) to partner in a successful bid for a DFID-funded Universal Basic Education (UBE) project aimed at improving the quality of educational standards by building the capacities of teachers, education managers, and heads of schools.

Her efforts in the development sector did not go unnoticed as she was given several opportunities by the Federal Government of Nigeria to serve on the Board of some government agencies including the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Ltd (M-Tel). In 2009, Mrs Mba joined the services of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company as Head, Administration and was promoted as the General Manager, Administration and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) in 2011. Based on her exceptional performance, she was redeployed to the Procurement department in 2016 where she strengthened the systems, structures and ensured that the procurement activities, projects initiated and implemented for generation, transmission, distribution and other support services were in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) and the Procurement Act.

Mrs Mba was appointed as the Executive Director, Corporate Services in October 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari representing the South East geopolitical zone. She is responsible for supervising and managing the operations and strategic functions of the Commercial, Admin & HSE, Expediting & Logistic and Human Resources Departments respectively.

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Mohammed Mahmud

Executive Director (Legal Services)

Mr. Mohammed Mahmud, Executive Director (Legal Services), Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited.

Mohammed Mahmud is an excellent legal practitioner with over three decades of experience in legal practice mainly in the energy and banking industry. He is a seasoned corporate and commercial attorney with excellent negotiation, business planning, management, leadership and risk management skills. He is someone who sees an opportunity in an organisation, brings them together into a coherent whole, helps others extend their thinking, and drives business advantage. He is respected as a credible voice in decision making, finding strategic financing partners and establishing governance boundaries.

Currently, as Executive Director (Legal Services and Company Secretary) at Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC), he ensures that the organisation follows relevant laws, regulations and business rules in all its operations. He superintends overall operations and business transactions following all relevant legal and internal rules. Previously, as General Manager (Company Secretary/Legal Adviser) at the NDPHC, he provided advice on legal and regulatory matters and guided the NDPHC towards operating at the highest standards of corporate compliance with statutory legal and financial responsibilities. He is the Chairman of the NDPHC Eligible Customer/Bilateral Contract Drive and was a Member of the Joint Working Group of the NDPHC/NCP governing structure for the sale of 80% shares of NDPHC in 10 Power Plants, and Member of the NDPHC team negotiating the transfer of over $1 Billion NDPHC investment in distribution assets to the 11 Distribution Companies in Nigeria.

Prior to joining NDPHC, he was a member of the National Technical Working Group (NTWG) on Business Environment and Competitiveness (NV2020) that was saddled with the responsibility of developing a National Policy on Business Environment and Competitiveness for the Federal Government. Between January 2009 to June 2010, he served as the Secretary of Corporate Services Business Support Group.

His legal experience also spans over 20 years in the banking industry where he led many teams in the commercial bank, particularly First Bank where he rose to the position of Principal Manager and Assistant General Manager at New Africa Merchant Bank Plc. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association; the Nigerian Institute of Management; the International Bar Association, London, United Kingdom; and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom. In his spare time, he enjoys watching football and playing tennis.

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Kassim Abdullahi

Executive Director (Generation)

Mr. Kassim Abdullahi, Executive Director (Generation), Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited.