BOARD AND MEMBERS
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company Board comprises 7 members, 6 from KANN and 1 representative of the FGN. Presently, the FGN is represented by the BPE through its Director General.
AMBASSADOR SHEHU MALAMI (OFR, CON)
Ambassador Malami is the Chairman of the AEDC Board. He is a former Nigerian High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa and has served the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in various capacities such as member council of elders for Conflict Prevention and Resolution; member of observatory team for the Gambian and Zimbabwean Presidential elections. He is also the life vice president of the West African Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Mines. Ambassador Malami has served as a member of various international business and economic agencies and has over the years also served as Chairman and member of Board of Directors of several blue chip companies in Nigeria. He is currently serving on the Board of Standard Chartered Bank.
Siyanga Malumo is an acknowledged power and infrastructure expert in Africa. He has over 30 years of experience in international banking and finance across 115 countries, with specialisation in infrastructure development and finance. This experience has included structuring and packaging of projects mostly in the African power sector. He has provided project finance consultancy and advisory expertise to governments, state utilities and independent power producers in Africa. Siyanga Malumo founded Africana Finance & Investments (AFI) in 1995 as a financial advisory house, with the aim of mobilising resources for development in Africa. To date, he has successfully worked on and mobilised over US$ 10 billion for projects on the African Continent. He is a founding member and Director of Zambian Energy Corporation, (“ZamEn”), CEC Plc’s majority shareholder. He holds a BA (Business, Economics, Laws) from University of Zambia, and an MBA from McGill University, Canada.
Emmanuel Katepa is a Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in power infrastructure project development and management. He has played key roles in utility management, assessment of operational environment and he successfully led the bid for the acquisition of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) in Nigeria and similar utilities in several other countries. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Engineering. He is a member of the Board of Directors for North South Power, which is the concessionaire for the 600MW Shiroro Hydro Power Plant in Niger State, Nigeria. Emmanuel is also responsible for authorizing the five-year business plan for AEDC and subsequent performance monitoring and evaluation.
Ahmad Maiyaki has a working experience of 31 years. He has worked as a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and also worked as an Executive Director of Union Bank Plc. He had also worked as an Assistant Inspector for Taxes in defunct Northern Nigeria Ministry of Finance. Maiyaki graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with honours in Public Administration. In 1969, he obtained a certificate in University Administration and Operations from the University of Wisconsin, United States of America (USA), and later proceeded to the Harvard Business School, Boston, also in the USA, where he obtained a certificate in Program for Management Development (PMD).
JOHN ALBERT JONES
John Jones is an experienced investment banker and financial expert. He started his professional career as an assistant to Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York State before transiting to Wall Street as an investment banker. He rose to become the vice president of an investment bank, Moseley, Hallgarten, Estabrook & Weeden. He has advised several multinational corporations such as Ford Motors, McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, Exxon, Mobil and General Electric (GE). John Jones has also been engaged as finance adviser by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and National Electric Power Authority for the raising of finance from the international capital markets on several multimillion dollar projects in the oil and gas and power sector of Nigeria. He has advised the Ministry of Finance in Nigeria on the structuring of Power Purchase Agreements for Independent Power Plants. He is the founder of the first marginal oil field company in Nigeria.
MOHAMMED AUDU UBA
Ernest Mupwaya holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical and an MBA. He has extensive experience of over 20 years in Electricity Industry at Senior Management Level and has held several Senior Positions which include Managing Director, Director– Distribution and Customer Care, Divisional Manager, Regional Manager, Project Manager, Senior Engineer for ZESCO Limited. Through these various roles, he has gained valuable knowledge and understanding of the operations of power distribution companies as well as management of utility companies. In these roles, he has been involved in the execution of strategies for ATC & C loss reduction, improvement operational efficiency through effective use of integrated business information system, pre-paid meter roll out and customer service programmes.