A former Managing Director, Port Harcourt Refining Company Ltd, Engr Alex Ogedegbe, assumed mantle of leadership of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering last week as he took over from Prof Fola Lasisi. The hand over was formalised at an online Annual General Meeting of the Academy last week.
Engr Alex Ogedegbe
The accomplished Chemical Engineer was also Managing Director, Kaduna Refining & Petrochemical Company Ltd; Group General Manager, NNPC, Group Managing Director’s Office; Managing Director, National Engineering and Technology Company NETCO; and Director General, Nigerian College of Petroleum Studies, Kaduna.
From 1999 to 2003, he was NNPC Group Executive Director (Engineering and Technology) where he retired at statutory age of 60 years. He is currently Chairman of ILF Consulting Engineers Nig. Ltd, Chairman, Macmorgan Engineering Ltd and Chairman of Gas Terminalling Nig Ltd., an indigenous gas company.
Engr Ogedegbe is also a Past President of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, and Past President, Oil & Gas Design Engineers of Nigeria (OGDEN).
The new President said in an acceptance speech that he would be guided by the Academy’s tradition of highest ethical process in serving its think tank mandate and solicited the support of past presidents, Council and all Fellows, and most importantly, by the Grace of the Almighty Creator of the Universe.