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The Board

The affairs of Transcorp Power are overseen by our versatile and highly experienced board of directors.


Emmanuel N. Nnorom

Emmanuel N. Nnorom joined the Board in 2013. He is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Heirs Holdings Limited. He previously served as CEO of UBA Africa, overseeing United Bank of Africa’s operations outside Nigeria and executing corporate strategy in 18 African countries. 

Other senior roles within UBA included Group COO, followed by his appointment as UBA’s Group CFO, with responsibility for Finance and Risk. He is a qualified chartered accountant and brings over three decades of professional experience in the corporate and financial sectors, working with publicly listed companies. He is an alumnus of Oxford University’s Templeton College, and a Prize winner and fellow of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.


Kalyana Sundaram

Kalyana Sundaram joined the board in February 2017. He holds an MBA in Advanced Operations Management from the University Technical Malaysia, Melaka and a bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Institute of Engineers, Calcutta India. He is a certified Energy Manager from the Government of India and a certified Boiler Proficiency Engineer from the Directorate of Indian Boilers.

He has over 35 years of hands on experience in the execution and commissioning of various power plant projects, operations, maintenance and performance monitoring in diverse areas, spanning several continents. He is a strong power professional in various fields such as oil & gas, refineries & petrochemicals, polyesters, iron and steel mining, sugar and cement industries.
Prior to joining Transcorp Power Limited, he was vice president for the 726MW Combined cycle power plant (Sagex Oman India) at Tripura.


Valentine Ozigbo

Valentine Ozigbo joined the board in 2018. He is also is the President/ CEO of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria. Prior to this, he was the MD/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc. which owns Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja and Transcorp Hotels Calabar both in Nigeria. He is a banker and accountant with over 20 years’ experience in commercial, retail, investment and international banking.


Prior to joining Transcorp, Valentine was General Manager and Divisional Head in charge of Global Transaction Banking at Keystone Bank Plc, successor to Bank PHB. His remit covered product development, international business, global trade and eBusiness. Before then, he was the Divisional Head of International Banking and Head of Global Strategic Alliances at United Bank for Africa Plc. Valentine has also worked with FSB Int. Bank Plc (now Fidelity Bank Plc), Continental Trust Bank Ltd (now part of UBA) and Diamond Bank Plc.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.


Tony Chukwueke

Director of Transcorp Energy responsible for leading a team of specialists to develop the Company’s Energy Portfolio including the recent acquisition of the 972MW capacity Ughelli Power Plant. He has over 35 years global oil and gas experience in the upstream and downstream sectors.
He holds a B.Sc. in Physics, an M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics and a Ph.D. in Geology, all from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.

Tony is also the Technical Director of Tenoil Petroleum and Energy Services, an indigenous Nigerian Oil and Gas exploration and production firm wholly owned by Heirs Holdings Group. He provides support and consultancy services to a several oil and gas investors in Nigeria and around the world.


Peter Hertog

Peter Hertog joined the Board in November 2012. He is a Dutch National, CEO of the Thomassen Group of companies, an energy supporting business for the Africa, Middle East and Pakistan region. Peter has been based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates since 1992. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1984, Peter started working for Thomassen International BV, The Netherlands a globally operating OEM supplier of gas turbines and gas compressors to the Electricity Refining and Oil and Gas industries.

Thomassen also owns and operates specialized GT component repair workshop facilities located in the Sultanate of Oman where Thomassen operates and maintains more than 1,500MW or thermal power plants using GE-type gas turbines. Other power plant related investments include Karachi Electricity Supply Company (KESC) a privatized utility company in Pakistan, producing 2,300MW of electrical power for the Capital Karachi in the province of Sindh, Peter was a member of the Board of Directors of KESC from the date of privatization in December 2005 till May 2009.

Independent Director

Sylvester Monye MFR

Prof. Monye joined the Board in December 2014. He holds a Ph.D. in International Business from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Diploma in Economics from University of London. He was formerly the Special Adviser to the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria on Performance Evaluation and Monitoring. In the past he held Board and Governing Board membership positions in International institutions and public bodies. These positions include, amongst others, Executive Secretary, the National Planning Commission; Secretary to the National Economic Council which is the highest economic advisory body in Nigeria and Director, International Economic Relations, Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja.

Prior to joining government, he was the professor of Marketing, University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany: visiting professor of Marketing and International Business, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand; and Head of Marketing and Strategy, South Bank University, London to name a few.


Risqua Muhammed

Mr. Risqua Murtala Muhammed joined the Board in November 2012. He graduated from University of Lagos with a B.Sc. in Banking and Finance. He later went on to attain a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at the prestigious Cardiff Business School of University of Wales. Shortly after his Post Graduate qualification, he joined Asset Management Group as a Marketing Officer and rose to the position of Executive Director of Marketing and Business Development before becoming Group Managing Director of AMG Petro energy Limited.

Mr. Muhammed was Special Assistant to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on International Relations and Privatization. Mr. Muhammed is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of AMG Petro energy Group Limited. The electricity produced by Transcorp Power is transported through a network of conductors, to the national grid.

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