Leadership Team

Dr. Chukwueloka Umeh

Dr. Chukwueloka Umeh – Managing Director/CEO

Dr. Umeh joined CPG from the General Electric Company, USA, where he spent over 10 successful years in several roles of increasing responsibility. He is a Scientist focused on low emission gas turbine combustion systems and advanced technologies for ground-based and aviation gas turbine engines. He worked as an Aerospace Systems Module Manager for the LEAP-X and GE Passport Aircraft Engines. His last role in GE was as the Engineering Manager of a large team focused on the design, manufacture, and support of the combustion and high-pressure turbine systems of several commercial and military aircraft engines.

He has earned several engineering degrees including a B.Eng. in Electronics Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, and an MSc and Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York. He is an alumnus of GE's Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP). Dr. Umeh has authored over 15 technical publications, and has been granted five US patents.

In his free time, Dr. Umeh volunteers actively in charitable community development efforts and actively mentors several students and young professionals.

 

Chuka Chukudebelu

Chuka Chukudebelu – Associate Director

Chuka joined CPG from the GE in the USA, where he spent about 15 years in roles of steadily increasing responsibility, including New Unit Spares Engineer responsible for the definition and specification of required spares for new gas turbine units, Maintenance Support Manager responsible for the set up and configuration of site specific maintenance management systems across GE’s Global O&M gas turbine fleet. His last role in GE was as an O&M Advisory Services Manager co-located at a customer power plant site where he provided advisory services aimed at optimizing the customer’s O&M spend, and driving greater productivity of customer’s generating assets.

Chuka holds several degrees including a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, an MSc in Computer Science from Kennesaw State University, Georgia, and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Chiemezie Ejinima

Chiemezie Ejinima – Chief Finance Officer

Chiemezie is a Chartered Accountant and a core finance professional with over 13 years experience. Prior to joining Century Power, Chiemezie was a senior manager in Corporate Finance and Advisory Group of Zenith Capital Ltd – the investment banking subsidiary of Zenith Bank Plc, where he provided leadership and actively participated in the financial structuring and capital raising transactions. Before Zenith Capital, Chiemezie was a Petroleum Economist at Addax Petroleum where he was responsible for various areas including economic analysis of investment opportunities/Capex spend for the Asset Management Group; setting up economic models for determining the economic viability of new opportunities. He was also Senior Consultant in Corporate Finance at KPMG Professional Services where he worked extensively on corporate valuations. He had also previously lectured at the Lagos Business School. Chiemezie began his career at Citibank in 1999 working in the international payments division.

Chiemezie holds a B.Sc. Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, an M.Sc in Energy Finance from the University of Dundee in the UK, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.