09 August 2016, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, has announced the appointment of Mr. Ernest Mupwaya as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
A statement by the AEDC Head of Media Ahmed Shekarau in Abuja stated that the appointment of Mupwaya took effect from August 1, 2016.
It stated that the appointment was subject to the approval of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC.
It stated that the appointment followed the retirement of the outgoing Managing Director of AEDC, Mr Neil Croucher, after three years of service.
It stated that Croucher, who played 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 .
According to the statement, 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.
Mupawaya, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, was until his appointment the Director of Commercial Services of the company. He is a member of several professional bodies, including the Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.
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.