Board of Directors

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 served on the Board of the following companies - Standard Chartered Bank (as a non – executive director), Union Bank, EcoBank and the World Economic Forum in Geneva.


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).


Mr. Doherty is a Nigerian licensed lawyer of over 30 years standing. During that time he has developed a practice in commercial law with emphasis on corporate law. Since 2006-7 he has given advice and support to development of the above mentioned projects. He has experience in Nigerian court practice and has advised and prepared opinions on Nigerian law for UK based law firms. He is continuously evolving his education and recently took a course on Financial Principles with ICS London. He regularly visits Europe to further his continuing educational development. He relies on his income from years of practice and private investments.


Mr. Alex Okoh is the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE). He was the Managing Partner of Ashford &McGuire Consulting Ltd until his appointment as DG BPE.Okoh, who has 32 years’ experience in the banking industry and management consultancy, was the Managing Director/CEO of NNB International Bank Plc from 2001 to 2006 where his visionary leadership took the bank from a comatose state to a position of enhanced value for stakeholders. He has also acquired international working exposure through programs with Citibank New York, Fidelity Bank London, Swiss Banking Corporation Zurich and Grindlays Bank, Zimbabwe and United Bank for Africa Plc.He studied Sociology at the University of Benin and holds a Master’s degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Ibadan. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.


Muhammad who is the Alternate Director to the Director General , BPE on the AEDC Board, studied B. Sc. Economics and MBA at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He had his Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking & Insurance at the Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance, London, United Kingdom. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountants. He is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Banking & Insurance (AFIIBI).He is currently the Director, Industries of Communications Department at the Bureau of Public Enterprises.


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.