Edu Okeke

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Mr Edu Okeke is the Managing Director of Azura Power West Africa Ltd.

Mr Okeke joined Azura in 2014 as its Chief Operating Officer before becoming Deputy Managing Director in 2016. Prior to joining Azura, Mr Okeke had already charted a stellar career path through a succession of blue-chip companies. This career began 25 years ago, when he joined Guiness Nigeria PLC as a management trainee based in Lagos. From there he moved to Schlumberger Oilfield Services where he steadily moved up the ranks from a Junior Field Engineer to overseas postings as a Senior Field Services Manager in Vietnam and Pakistan. In 2004, he joined Lafarge PLC as a Business Development Manager where he was posted to South Africa, before returning to Lagos and attaining promotion to the post of Commercial Director. In 2008, he moved to General Electric where he spent three years as GE’s West Africa Region Manager before being posted to France, in 2011, as a Commercial Leader. One year later, GE brought him back to Africa to head up their entire Sub-Saharan Power Generation Sales Division. And it was from this role that he was eventually poached by Azura.

Mr Okeke holds a B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering from the Univeristy of Nigeria, Nsukka and an MBA from Imperial College, London. He is married and blessed with two children.