Executive Management

Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer

Praveen ChorghadeMr. Praveen Chorghade  superannuated from Tata Power as Chief-(T&D) Engineering in 2019 and has over 38 years experience in power generation, transmission and distribution in India. An Electrical Engineer by education and a Technologist and Management professional. He has been on board of several solar generation companies and Powerlinks (JV between Powergrid (CTU) & Tata Power) in India. He has held senior positions in Tata Power and was CEO, Maithon Power Limited (A JV between DVC and Tata Power) from 2009 to 2013.

In the past, he has worked with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited as Head, Operations and VP Commercial during the initial years of distribution privation in Delhi and has contributed into the turnaround of Delhi distribution AT&C losses from 54%- 12% in 6 years, while ensuring 24/7 electricity supply to customers in North and Northwest Delhi.

Mr. Praveen has also been a Senior Faculty Member in the role of a Trainer, Coach and Management consultant at the Power Management Institute-NTPC from 1993 to 2003.

He has been a driver of technology adoption, automation, transformation and has expertise in contemporary and modern technologies and Management in Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution- projects, O&M functions, Systems and Practices.

 


Deputy Managing Director

PAUL OKEKEPaul Okeke is an experienced Finance & Accounting professional with extensive Textile industry & FMCG  knowledge and skills in risk management and assurance, financial accounting, financial reporting, financial analysis, financial control, strategy and planning, budgeting and budgetary control, knowledge of IFRS, SAP implementation, Finance shared services and functional leadership. He is a fellow of the Institute of the Chartered Accountant of Nigeria with over 27 year cognate experience. Has a BSC in Finance from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and an MBA in Management from Imo State University. He got four different prizes as the best graduating student in the department of Finance and Faculty of Business Administration. He is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM). He is also a registered member of Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.

Paul worked as Chief Accountant, Deputy MD/Company Secretary of General Cotton Mill Ltd, Financial Controller of Grand Cereal Ltd and Finance Director of UAC Foods Ltd. He completed a certificate programme in Executive Leadership by Cornell University, USA in 2010. He attended many courses; strategic development & implementation, Executive team leadership at Lagos Business School, Unilever Regional Management Education programme at Mangochi Malawi, Strategy & Finance course at Ashridge Strategic Management Centre Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, UK and many others.

He joined Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in 2016 as Head, Finance and later rose to the position of the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. In October 2017 he was appointed by the Board to steer the affairs of EEDC as Acting Managing Director / CEO, a position held till August, 2018. Paul is currenlty the Deputy Managing Director, EEDC. 

 


 Chief Operating Officer

Maruti copyMaruthi is a qualified M. Tech. (Power Systems) from India’s well-known technical Institute IIT, Roorkee. He has over 15 years work experience at Tactical; Strategic leadership levels in the Electricity Sector. 

He played a prominent role in the turnaround of India’s most successful experiment of rural distribution franchise by Feedback Energy Distribution Co Ltd (FEDCO) and has demonstrated his capabilities in Consulting; Engineering; Construction Management; Business Process Reforms; Organization Building and Revenue Management; Assurance as well as Information Technology. 

Maruthi was part of FEDCO’s team that successfully developed the Business plan, reduced technical and commercial losses from 65% to nearly 30% within a span of just 3 years in an environment similar to that of EEDC.

   

Chief Technical Officer

Engr. Ekwekwu

Engr. Vincent Obiora Ekwekwu joined the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in May, 2013 as a Business Manager with the Umuahia District of the company, and was later promoted to the post of Assistant General Manager responsible for Outage Management.

Considering his wealth of experience and understanding of maintenance and operation in the network, Vincent was elevated to Head the Operations Department, and was responsible for Network Operations, Maintenance, Protection and Energy Management, a responsibility which he effectively discharged until he was appointed as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the company in January, 2020.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Power System) in Electrical/Electronics from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri; MSc (Power System) Electrical/Electronics from the University of Lagos; MBA in International Business from Lagos State University and City & Guild (Power System Switching and Safety) Nottingham.