Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

AKIN AKINFEMIWA

Mr. Akin Akinfemiwa is the Chief Executive Officer of Geregu Power Plc and he is responsible for the overall strategic leadership, direction and expansion for the business. He coordinates the formulation, review and implementation of the organization’s strategy, goals and objectives.

Akin serves as a Director on the Board of Amperion Power Distribution Limited and Geregu Power Plc.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

JULIUS B. OMODAYO-OWOTUGA FCA, CFA

Mr. Julius B. (JB) Omodayo-Owotuga is the Deputy Chief Executive of Geregu Power Plc. He is a CFA Charter Holder and a KPMG trained Chartered Accountant. He is responsible for Finance, Risk Management & Internal Control, Treasury Operations, General Administration, Procurement and Information Technology functions in the organisation.

He was the Group Executive Director, Finance & Risk Management at Forte Oil Plc between 2011 and 2019. Before he joined Forte Oil Plc, he was at Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) where he had responsibilities for the Corporation’s Assets and Liabilities Management function. He was also the Finance Manager of the corporation between 2007 and 2009.

JB joined the AFC from Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria (SCBN) Limited where he was a Finance Manager. Before SCBN, he was at KPMG Professional Services where he led assurance engagements within the Nigerian financial services industry. Prior to KPMG, Mr. Omodayo-Owotuga worked in the Foreign Operations Group of MBC International Bank (now First Bank of Nigeria Limited).

He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Chartered Management Accountant and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. 

JB is an alumnus of Oxford University’s Said Business School, United Kingdom, IE Business School, Spain and the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

He holds a B.Sc. in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration (with distinction).

Chief Technical Officer

ENGR. EZEH FERDINAND EMEKA

Engr. Ezeh Ferdinand Emeka was first appointed the Ag. Chief Operating/Technical Officer of Geregu Power Plc on July 1st, 2019 and was confirmed as substantive Chief Technical Officer (CTO) effective January 1st, 2020. 

Before his appointment, he worked in the defunct NEPA/PHCN, which he joined as a Pupil Electrical Engineer in 1978 and later rose to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Delta Electric Power Business Unit in 2006.

Chief Financial Officer

GANIYU ADISA LAMIDI (FCA)

Mr. Ganiyu was appointed Chief Financial Officer for the company in 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from University of Lagos with a Second-Class Upper Division and a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy & Finance with Upper Credit from Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos.

He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Nigeria (ICAN). He was the Financial Controller of the African Petroleum Oilfields Services Limited (Now Forte Upstream Services Limited, an 100% subsidiary of Forte Oil Plc.)

AKIN AKINFEMIWA

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Akin Akinfemiwa is the Chief Executive Officer of Geregu Power Plc and he is responsible for the overall strategic leadership, direction and expansion for the business. He coordinates the formulation, review and implementation of the organization’s strategy, goals and objectives.

Akin serves as a Director on the Board of Amperion Power Distribution Limited and Geregu Power Plc.

Mr. Akinfemiwa is a seasoned and experienced International Petroleum Products Trader and Energy Professional with focus on power generation, oil and oil products futures, swaps and derivatives trading responsibilities with a career spanning over 22 years locally and internationally. He was previously Group CEO of Forte Oil Plc, a leading public listed downstream Oil & Gas company in Nigeria with over 450 retail outlets spread across Nigeria for 8 years where he led the company’s transformation plans and successfully turned around a moribund company to a vibrant profit-making entity.

He also served as Chairman, Forte Upstream Services and Chairman, MOMAN (Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria) and Director, African Petroleum Ghana, Director of Trading and Business Development at Fineshade Energy United Kingdom as well as Senior Derivatives and Products Trader at Oando Plc where he used his expertise to develop strategic trading and supply relationships for Oando Plc in the West African Sub Region.

Prior to this, Akin had worked with FSB International Bank plc as a Business Process Analyst and a sub-team leader on the Company’s Business Transformation project in 2001.

Mr. Akinfemiwa is an alumnus of the Said Business School, University of Oxford and at various times attended various management programs at the Harvard Business School, Boston and the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a B.sc Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan and a Master of Business Administration (Information Technology) from the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, United Kingdom.

Julius B. Omodayo-Owotuga FCA, CFA

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Julius B. Omodayo-Owotuga is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Geregu Power Plc. He is a CFA Charter Holder, a KPMG trained Chartered Accountant and an experienced finance professional. He was an Executive Director, Finance & Risk Management at Forte Oil Plc.

Before he joined Forte Oil Plc, he was at Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) where he had responsibilities for the Corporation’s Assets and Liabilities Management function and doubled as the Assistant Treasurer. Prior to this, he was the Finance Manager in the same Corporation. In this role, Mr. Omodayo-Owotuga set up the Financial Control function of the institution. He was also responsible for Human Resources and Administration at the Corporation’s start up stage in 2007.

Mr. Omodayo-Owotuga joined AFC from Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited where he was a Finance Manager. Before this, he was at KPMG Professional Services where he led assurance engagements within the Nigerian financial services industry. He also consulted for several Institutions on IFRS and Risk Management while at KPMG Professional Services. Prior to KPMG, Mr. Omodayo-Owotuga worked in the Foreign Operations Group of MBC International Bank (now First Bank of Nigeria Limited).

He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Chartered Management Accountant and a fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration, Certified Treasury and Financial Manager. He has attended senior management and leadership programs at Harvard Business School and other top global business schools.

He holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Lagos.

ENGR. EZEH FERDINAND EMEKA

Chief Technical Officer

Engr. Ezeh Ferdinand Emeka was first appointed the Ag. Chief Operating/Technical Officer of Geregu Power Plc on July 1st, 2019 and was confirmed as substantive Chief Technical Officer (CTO) effective January 1st, 2020. Before his appointment, he worked in the defunct NEPA/PHCN, which he joined as a Pupil Electrical Engineer in 1978 and later rose to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Delta Electric Power Business Unit in 2006.

Engr. Ezeh is responsible for management of the staff & materials to meet production levels, performance & financial targets for the company and is the Head of the Strategic and Senior Management Teams of the company responsible for corporate decisions.

His career Highlights include design and construction of 3No.33/11kv substations in New Bussa, Kainji Lake Sub-Station, Air Force Base Sub–Station and Army Cantonment Sub-Station. He retired from the services of NEPA/PHCN in 2008, after 35 years’ experience in Power Plant management in the Power sector.

Engr. Ezeh graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1977 with Bsc (Hons) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering and also holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Human Resources Management, which he completed in 2004.

He belongs to several professional bodies – Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) where he is a Fellow, Council for the Regulation of Engineering Practice in Nigeria (COREN), Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineer MIEEE U.S.A As a seasoned Engineer.

He attended several power plant management seminars and conferences both local and international that are too numerous to mention. To his credit he has written and presented so many papers relating to the power sector.

Engr. Ezeh has served as member of several Presidential Task Forces on Power (PTFP), which are too numerous to mention.

GANIYU ADISA LAMIDI (FCA)

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ganiyu was appointed Chief Financial Officer for the company in 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from University of Lagos with a Second-Class Upper Division and a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy & Finance with Upper Credit from Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos.

He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Nigeria (ICAN). He was the Financial Controller of the African Petroleum Oilfields Services Limited (Now Forte Upstream Services Limited, an 100% subsidiary of Forte Oil Plc.)

Before his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of the company, Mr Ganiyu worked with Resort International Limited, Stabilini Visinoni Limited and Wetland Construction Limited. In his sixteen (16) years of professional experience he had participated in various professional trainings within and outside Nigeria. He is highly proficient in financial matters and posses sound managerial and communication skills. He is adjudged to be highly competent and very resourceful. Mr Ganiyu is both a member of the Senior Management Team and Strategic Management Team saddled with corporate decision-making.