Jamil Gwamna, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO)

As Chief Executive and Board Member of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) – the largest electricity distribution company in Nigeria by customer population since November 2013 – Jamil is responsible for formulating and executing long-term strategy, and interacting with customers, staff, regulators, investors, and other stakeholders. Alongside the Chairman of the KEDCO board, he is the primary decision and policy maker, setting the values, ethics and culture of the company.

Since privatisation in November 2013, he has led KEDCO’s shift from a purely technical company to a customer focused utility leveraging technology to better serve its franchise area.

Over the last 25 years, Jamil has held a variety of leadership positions across various sectors of the economy. Prior to becoming CEO, he was part of the team that formulated Nigeria’s national policy on Public Private Partnership in 2008. He was also the Chairman of Gombe State Water Corporation, a public utility designing and executing the master plan for the Gombe township water scheme.  Jamil also serves on the board for other companies including Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company.

Jamil holds a doctorate degree in Economic and an MSc in Business Economics and Finance from London Metropolitan University. He holds a BSc in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

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