Speakers

U.S.–Africa Energy Summit 2017
Collaborative and Partnership Opportunities in the United States
for Steady-State Supply of Electricity in Africa

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Dr. Bert O. Nnaji

Dr. Bert O. Nnaji

Former Federal Minister of Power. Chairman/CEO, Geometric Power

Professor Bart O. Nnaji served as Nigeria’s Minister of Power from July 2011 to August 2012. He is currently the Chairman/CEO of Geometric Power Limited, the first indigenously owned private sector power company in Nigeria. Prior to that, he served as Special Adviser to Nigeria’s President on Power, and Chaired the Presidential Task Force on Power from June 2010 to July 2011. During this period, he developed the Roadmap for power reform in Nigeria. He subsequently led the implementation of the Power Roadmap as well as privatization of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), the state-owned utility monopoly. In 2009, he was appointed to the National Energy Council, and in 1993, he served as Nigeria’s Federal Minister of Science and Technology.

Prof Nnaji was a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst from 1983 to 1996. He subsequently became the Alcoa Foundation Professor of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1996 to 2003, also in 2003, he served as the William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh.