Chiedu is an electric energy law specialist. He qualified as a lawyer over 26 years ago and possesses an extensive experience in electricity industry reform, power project documentation and privatisation.
Prior to his current appointment, he was the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Power Privatisation in the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria. He was also the Acting Head of the Advisory Power Team in the Office of the Vice President.
Chiedu has served as an embedded legal consultant to the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), where he assisted actively in electric power reforms and in negotiating and concluding several successful privatisation transactions. He also acted as a counsel in the transaction advisory team to BPE where he actively participated in and co-ordinated the legal work stream for the privatisation of 20 successor electricity companies created out of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria. He also acted in the corporate restructuring of Niger Delta Power Holding Company and the privatisation of the electric power plants and assets held by the company.
Prior to joining the Presidency, he was engaged under the USAID Power Africa Transaction and Reform Programme (PATRP) as an embedded adviser to Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET), providing legal support on electric power contracts including power purchase agreements for different fuel sources and the related credit support documentation.
Chiedu holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Laws degree, both from University of Lagos. He also holds a Diploma in International Legal Practice from The College of Law of England and Wales and a certificate in Electricity Industry Restructuring from Canadian Energy Research Institute, Calgary.
Chiedu is a panellist at the fifth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 14-15 November 2018.