Dr. Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa was appointed as the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2020. Prior to this appointment, he was the pioneer General Counsel & Company Secretary of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), established by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) as a bulk electricity trader in the nascent electricity market. He has been part of the executive management team at NBET since it commenced operations. He has over 20 years of professional experience spanning private practice, academia and currently, public service.
Prior to joining NBET, he served as a Technical Adviser on electricity regulatory and transaction issues with the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP) set up by the FGN to lead the implementation of the reform roadmap for the power sector.
He has led NBET’s negotiations with Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and the development of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) since NBET commenced operations in the electricity market, paving the way for billions of dollars in additional private sector investments in the electric power sector.
Dr Ewelukwa has co-authored three (3) globally acclaimed legal resource handbooks on electricity transactions namely, Understanding Power Purchase Agreements (2014), Understanding Power Project Financing (2016), and Understanding Power Project Procurement (2018), under the auspices of the United States Power Africa initiative and the African Legal Support Facility hosted by the African Development Bank.
A qualified lawyer by training, Dr. Ewelukwa holds an undergraduate law degree from the University of Nigeria, a Master of Laws degree in International Business Law, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a PhD in Law from Queen Mary, University of London, with specialization on privatization and the legal reform of the Nigerian power sector. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.