Ngozi Ifeoma Malo, current Chief of Staff and Senior Technical Adviser to Prof. Chinedu Nebo the Minster of Power, Nigeria on Sunday, April 12, 2015 has been selected among 23 other individuals from 6 continents for the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship for 2015 by the Eisenhower Fellowships of Philadelphia, USA. She is not new to such accolades having been honoured as African Leadership Forum fellow, Desmond Tutu Fellow; and a Crans Montana New Leaders Fellow in the past.
Maloi is a leader in the development and update of Nigeria’s energy sector policies, regulations and programs. While on fellowship, she will explore ways to design a better energy sustainability plan, encourage energy innovation and build local capacity in Nigeria’s energy field. She will use the knowledge gained on fellowship to empower a new set of Nigerian professionals, experts, institutions and communities with the goal of creating long-term sustainability for Nigeria’s energy sector.
Each Fellow receives an individualized five to seven week program of consultations with experts and senior officials in government, industry, academia, the arts and the not-for profit sector. The Multi Nation Program brings 20 – 25 Fellows from countries around the world in all sectors to the U.S. each spring. Each fall a Single Nation, Single Region or Common Interest Program brings to the U.S. a similar number of Fellows
Ngozi Ifeoma Malo serves as Senior Technical Adviser to the Federal Minister of Power, Prof Chinedu Nebo. In this capacity, she takes the lead role in the development and update of Nigeria’s energy sector policies, regulations and programs. Prior to this she had served in Government Institutions as follows:
- Senior Technical Adviser, Office of the Chairman/CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) 2012 – 2013
- Special Assistant (Legal and Policy), Office of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, 2011 – 2012.
Her experience also covered the Academia and Private sector in such capacities as: Deputy head intellectual property at the firm of George Ikoli and Okagbue; Senior manager at the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group: Associate at the Boston Public Health Commission having served as Adjunct Professor, College of Management and Marketing, University of Massachusetts, 2006 – 2011 and consulting with, Boston based Global Biotechnology firm – Genzyme Corporation. At Genzyme Corporation she successfully developed strategic documents used in expanding the firm’s Global Market Access from 2008 – 2009.
She is a lawyer by training, holding Masters Degrees in Law (Harvard), Information Technology (University of Massachusetts) and Dispute resolution also from the University of Massachusetts. Her first degree was in law from the University of Ibadan which she obtained in the year 2000.
The Eisenhower Fellowships is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization created 60 years ago by group of prominent American citizens to honor then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The international program selects mid-career professionals of outstanding achievement who are expected to assume positions of national influence in their fields, and invites them to the United States for a seven-week fellowship program. Each Fellow has an individualized national itinerary of visits and consultations within their areas of interest with U.S. leaders. The goal of the fellowship is to provide a transformational experience leading to a lifetime engagement in a global network. Typical recipients of the Fellowship include high level government and private sector functionaries drawn from over 100 countries some of who have gone on to become Heads of State, CEOs in the Public and Private Sector and people of influence across the globe. General Collin Powell (rtd.) is the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees
FOCUS OF HER FELLOWSHIP
The Fellowship will involve time spent in a foreign country and studies to further the exposure of the fellow to new ways of doing their jobs and establishing new networks. Ifeoma Malo, has extensive experience on the power industry in Nigeria and the focus of her fellowship will cover:
- Visit policy makers and leaders in the fields of energy and business to explore new and innovative ways to enhance the administration and efficiency of Nigeria’s energy sector
- Explore and understand new policy making and governance structures in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector in the US and it’s adaptability into Nigeria
- Examine successful clean-energy businesses, including the models, technology, innovation, management structures and regulation that they employ
- Explore ways to connect industry, state and local government, businesses and academic institutions in Nigeria with similar organizations in the U.S.
- Examine viable economic models for distributed energy for new and emerging markets
We wish her the best in this truly distinguished fellowship as she contributes even more to the development of her capacities and knowledge in her areas of expertise for herself and Nigeria.