Mr. Ernest Mupwaya has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).
A statement by the AEDC Head of Media Ahmed Shekarau on Monday in Abuja said that the Board of Directors have ratified the appointment of Mupwaya which took effect from August 1, 2016.
It stated that the appointment was subject to the approval of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
“The appointment followed the retirement of the outgoing Managing Director of AEDC, Mr Neil Croucher, after three years of service.
“Croucher, who played a 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”, the statement reads. .
Also 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.
It stated that Mupawaya who held a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), was until his appointment the Director of Commercial Services of the Company.