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Jamil Isyaku Gwamna

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Kano Electricity Distribution Company

Dr Jamil IsyakuGwamna is the Managing Director and CEO of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) since November 2013, the largest electricity distribution company in Nigeria by customer population. As the Chief Executive and Board Member, he is responsible for formulating and executing long-term strategy, and interacting with customers, staff, regulators, investors, and other stakeholders. He alongside the Chairman of the Board is the primary decision and policy maker, setting the values, ethics and culture of the company.

Since the takeover of the company from the government as the primary investor in November 2013, Dr Gwamna exemplified a shift from a purely technical company to a customer focused utility leveraging technology to better serve KEDCO’s franchise area. He is a proven leader with expertise in change management and a focus on operational excellence.

In his over 25 years of experience, Dr Gwamna has held a variety of leadership positions across various sectors of the economy. Prior to becoming CEO, he was part of the team that formulated the National Policy on Public Private Partnership in Nigeria in 2008. He was also the Chairman of Gombe State Water Corporation, a public utility designing and executing the master plan for the Gombe Township Water Scheme. Dr Gwamna serves on other boards, the Board of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company.

Dr Gwamna holds a doctorate degree in Economic and an MSc in Business Economics and Finance from London Metropolitan University. He holds a BSc in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. Dr. Jamil Gwamna can be contacted at  

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