Chiedu Ugbo

MD and CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company.

Chiedu Ugbo, MD and CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company.
Chiedu is an electric energy law specialist. He qualified as a lawyer over 28 years ago and possesses an extensive experience in electricity industry reform, power project documentation and privatisation.

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

Chiedu has 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 co-ordinated the legal work stream for the privatisation of 20 successor electricity companies created out of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria. He also acted in the corporate restructuring of Niger Delta Power Holding Company 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 Programme (PATRP) as an embedded adviser to Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (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 degree and a Master of Laws degree, both from University of Lagos. He also holds a Diploma in International Legal Practice from The College of Law of England and Wales and a certificate in Electricity Industry Restructuring from Canadian Energy Research Institute, Calgary.

9.45 - 11.30 PM

Day - 1 18 July

High-Level Keynote Presentations

  • Maximizing International Cooperation for Energy Transition Will Stevens, Consul General, United States Consular, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Developing Energy Infrastructure for Sustainable Industrialization Kola Adesina, Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group.
  • Upscaling Clean Energy Investments, Innovations and Impact Caroline Emboubou, CEO, All On.
  • Sustaining National Integrated Power Project Chiedu Ugbo, MD/CEO, Niger Delta Power Holdings Company, Nigeria.
  • Roadmap for Powering Industrialization, Energy Transition, and Growth, Temitope Fashedemi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Nigeria.
  • Energy, People, Investments Powering Agro-Industry Representative of Dr. Adesina, President. African Development Bank (to be confirmed).
  • Transforming Nigeria-EU Energy Transition Cooperation Inga Stefanowicz, Team Leader, Green and Digital Economy, European Union
    Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS (Hybrid).
  • Q&A Co-Chaired by Dr. Bamise Olanrewaju, NEF Strategy & Innovation Head & Dr. Oluwole Daniel Adeuyi, NEF Chair.
    (*** Followed by NEF2023 Opening Photo Sesssions & Media Interviews ***)