Oti Ikomi, CEO and Executive Vice-Chairman, Proton Energy

ikomiOti is the founder, CEO and Executive Vice-Chairman of Proton Energy, a leading Nigerian based Independent Power Plant (IPP) developer with a focus to develop and operate power plants across Nigeria and Sub Saharan Africa. Proton Energy is sponsoring the development of three new gas-powered power plants in support of the development of the Nigeria power sector and to assist in meeting the growing energy needs of Nigeria’s citizens. The company is targetting 1,500MW new installed capacity in the next five years.

Oti has a record of performance and experience covering over 30 African countries. He additionally has board chairmanship positions of companies in Retail and IT. He was the founding CEO of Keystone Bank and has held senior executive positions at Citibank, Standard Bank of South Africa and Ecobank Transnational Inc. Earlier in his career he gained experience with Eastman Kodak, USA and Unilever.

He has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from State University of New York and is a member of Tau Beta Pi – American national Engineering Honor Society – and Omega Rho – Honor Society for International Operations Research.

Oti is a panellist at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, which will be held in London on 15-16 November.