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Chairman

Engr. (Dr.) Okechukwu John Mbonu (Ph.D)

Age: 64; Marital Status: Married

  • July 2014 to date - One of the founding Partners, Execution Edge Limited, Lagos, Nigeria
  • November 2009 to June 2014 - Director; PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited (PwC), Lagos, Nigeria
  • March 2005 to July 2009 - Managing Director/CEO; Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL), Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • November 2001 to March 2005 - Executive Director (Sales); Nigerian Breweries Plc (NBPlc) (HQ), Lagos, Nigeria
  • February 1999 to November 2001 - Executive Director (HR); Nigerian Breweries Plc, (HQ), Lagos, Nigeria
  • October 1996 to January 1999 - Head Corporate Education; Shell Petroleum Dev. Coy.  Ltd., Warri and Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • November 1990 to September 1996 - Executive Engineering Manager; Nigerian Breweries Plc, (HQ), Lagos, Nigeria
  • January 1990 to October 1990 - Training Attachment to Heineken Technical Services (HTS), The Netherlands.
  • March 1988 to December 1989 - Chief Engineer, Lagos Brewery, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • September 1987 to February 1988 - Chief Engineer, Aba Brewery, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Aba, Nigeria.
  • June 1983 to August 1987 - Engineer i/c various departments, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Nigeria.
  • January 1982 to May 1983 - Engineer-in-Training, Nigerian Breweries Plc, (HQ), Lagos, Nigeria.
  • September 1977 to September 1978 - Well-site Petroleum Engineer, Shell-BP (Nig) Ltd., Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Education

1982 - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D), Mechanical Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK (with Noel Phillips Bedson Scholarship)

1979 - Certificate in Industrial Management (CIM, UK), Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, UK

1977 - B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, (First Class Honors), University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, (with Shell-BP Scholarship) with four academic prizes:

1977 - Fairbairn Engineering Design Prize (best final year student's design project)

1976 - A. H. Gibson Prize (best second year engineering student)

1976 - Institute of Mechanical Engineers Prize (best engineering project)

1975 - Trevithic Scholarship (best first year engineering student)

1973 - Higher School Certificate (HSC) 'A' Levels,

Federal Government College, Warri, Nigeria

Mathematics (Combined) (A); Physics (B); Chemistry (B); General Paper (C)

1971 - West African School Certificate (WASC), GCE 'O' Levels, (with distinction)

Mayflower School, Ikenne, Nigeria. English (A1); Mathematics (A1); Additional Mathematics (A1); Physics (A2); Biology (A1); Chemistry (A1); Agricultural Science (A3); Geography (A1); History (A1);

Professional Bodies And Positions Held

Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Nigeria (appointed in 1987);

Fellow, Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers (appointed in 2007);

Chairman, Sierra Leone Association of Manufacturers (2005 to 2009);

Council Member, Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce (2006 to 2009);

Deputy Chairman, Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (2007 to 2009);

Member of Board of Directors, Sierra Leone National Power Authority (2007 to 2009).