The Board of Directors, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), has approved the appointment of Mr Ernest Mupwaya as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company with an effect from August 1, 2016.
The development was confirmed in a statement by the AEDC Head of Media, Ahmed Shekarau on Monday in Abuja.
Shekarau, who stated that the appointment followed the retirement of the outgoing Managing Director of AEDC, Mr Neil Croucher, also said it was subject to the approval of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
According to the statement, Croucher, who played a significant role in steering AEDC successfully through the challenges of post-privatisation from 2013 to date, had over 37 years of experience in electricity supply industry.
It stated further that the AEDC board approved a new management structure for the company with the creation of a Corporate Services Directorate .
Shekarau assured that the new directorate will supervise the activities of five different units, including the Human Resources, Procurement, Government and Regulatory Relations, Public Relations and Fleet and Facilities Management.
It stated that Mupawaya, who held a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), was until his appointment the Director of Commercial Services of the Company.
It stated that the Mupawaya was also a member of several professional bodies including the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
According to the statement, Mupawaya who has about 30 years experience in the industry was at different times Managing Director, Director, Divisional Manager, Regional Manager, Project Manager and Senior Engineer for the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO).
The statement called on the new MD to take advantage of the existing opportunities to build on the successes recorded by the company under the outgoing MD.