Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa has assumed office as the new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) Plc. This was announced earlier today by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Before now, Eweluka was appointed the General Counsel and Company Secretary of NBET in March 2012. He has also served as a Technical Adviser with the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP) where he was a member of the Regulatory and Transactions Monitoring Unit.
He graduated with an LLB from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, an LLM in International Business Law from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London. Ewelukwa has been working at the firm since it was established by the Federal Government. With over 20 years of professional experience, spanning private practice, academia and currently, public service, he has also been part of the executive management team at NBET at a time.
Prior to joining NBET, the new acting MD had served as a technical adviser on electricity regulatory and transaction issues with the Presidential Task Force on Power that was set up by the Federal Government to lead the implementation of the reform road map for the power sector.
Nnaemeka holds a Bachelors of Law degree from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and a Masters in International Business Law from the London School of Economics. He also holds a PhD from the Queen Mary, University of London focused on privatization and electricity legal reform in Nigeria.
The new NBET boss practised commercial and corporate law after his Call to the Nigerian Bar. While in the United Kingdom, he worked with the solicitors firm, Patterson Sebastian & Co and also taught International Trade Law at Middlesex University and SOAS, University of London.