HE IS A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW

Engr. (Dr) Emmanuel Audu –Ohwavborua was born 8th July, 1965 in Eku, Ethiope East Local Govt. Area of Delta State to the deceased Malam and Mrs. Edward Audu-Ohwavborua. He had his primary school education at NBC Primary School, Sapele, Delta State from 1969-1975. He later attended Okotie-Eboh Grammar School, Sapele, Delta State after the mandatory National Common Entrance Examination in 1975. He took the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) in 1980 and passed at the Division One Level.
In 1981, he had a scholarship to Federal Polytechnic, Yola now Federal Polytechnic Mubi where he obtained the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Instrumentation and control in 1983 at the Upper Credit Level. He attended the University of Ibadan from 1986-1991 where he bagged both a B.Sc (Hons) Degree in Electrical Engineering. He bagged both a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDM) and Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 2004 and 2005 respectively from the University of Calabar. He also wrote and passed the prestigious Project Management Institute Professional Examination in 2009 making him a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He is a COREN Registered Engineer and has been a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers since 1996 and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration (FICA). In March 2012 He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Engineering Sciences (Honoris Causa) by Western Pacific University, Denver, United States of America for his numerous contributions to the development of the Engineering and Project Management generally. He also attended the prestigious Harvard Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in September, 2012 where he bagged a Certificate in Negotiation and Leadership. He is currently studying for a PhD in Management at Walden University, Minnesota, United States of America (USA).
Engr. (Dr.) Emmanuel Audu-Ohwavborua has over 22years post graduate working experience spanning Project Management, Business Development, Production Management and Engineering designs for Oil and Gas Plants (upstream and downstream), Power Systems Designs etc. he has held several positions including; Technical Officer (Instrumentation and Control) NEPA, Sapele Power Station- (1983-1986), Site Engineer (Soko-Tech. Ltd)-(1992-1993), Instrument Engineer (NETCO/NNPC) –(1993-1996), Head, Electrical Engineer (B.A Soyode& Co. Ltd. Lagos)- (1996-1997), Design Electrical Engineer (Granherne Limited, working, surrey, United Kingdom), February – November, 1997, Project Engineer (Dresser Kellogg Energy Services Ltd. (1997-1998), Plant Engineer, Shift Engineer, Production Superintendent, Project Manager (Bonny Allied Ind. Ltd. Makers of Rock Cement, port Harcourt). He moved over to the public sector in 2002 as principal manager, Project monitoring & supervision at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In 2005, he was promoted to Assisted Director and in 2009, he was promoted to Deputy Director, Project Monitoring & Supervision. He was the Head, Western zone, compromising of Delta, Edo and Ondo States in the Directorate of Project Monitoring and supervision from 2009 to 2013. In January 2014, he was deployed to the office of the newly appointed young, dynamic, energetic and charismatic Executive Director, Projects as Deputy Director. He is thus the head of the EDP’s Technical team, a position he occupies till date. Coincidentally, and as fate would have it, he is here today to receive this Fellowship award with his worthy boss (as he calls him), the Executive Director, Projects (NDDC), Engr. Tuoyo Omatsuli (FNSE, FNICE) who is also a recipient.
He has attended the following courses and programs amongst others both within and outside Nigeria:
• Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Congress, New Orleans, Loiusiana, USA, Oct. 2013.
• Successful Planning, Organizing and Control by Meirc Training and Consulting, Barcelona Spain, June 30- July 4, 2013.
• Negotiation and Leadership – Harvard Law School, Boston, Massachussetts, USA –Sept, 2012.
• Turning Strategy into Action- Lagos Business School – February, 2011.
• Project Management Institute Global Congress – Washington D.C. USA- Oct, 2010.
• PMI Research & Education Conferences – Washington D.C. USA – July, 2010.
• Fundamentals of project Management – Centre for Management Development (CMD) Lagos – August, 2010.
• Fundamentals & Integration of S.A.P (TERP 10 ERP) at SAP Offices in Johannesburg South Africa. (January 7-21, 2007).
• Effective Project Management – Lagos Business School – February, 2001.
• On the job Training Programme in Electrical and Instrumentation on Belema Gas Injection Project. Granherne Limited, working, surrey, United Kingdom (May-Nov. 1997).
He has received the following awards amongst others:
• Best Performing Personality, Civil Service – NDAMA, Niger Delta Achievers Merit Awards (September 2012)
• Best Assistant Director, NDDC – NDAA, Niger Delta Advancement Awards (2011).
• Most Effective Assistant Director, NDDC – NDAA, Niger Delta Advancement Awards (2010)
• Symbol of Pragmatic Youth Empowerment, Human Capital and Community Development -UPYA, Urhobo Progressive Youth Association (2011).
• Symbol of Efficient, Effective and Pragmatic Leadership – National Association of Nigerian Students (2010).
• He is a titled Chief (Nwane Oma 1) of Ehime-Mbano in Imo State and Olorogun (Obukowho) of Umiaghwa – Abraka Kingdom, Delta State.
He is married to lovely Nkechi and they both have five children; Jenifer (22), Eguono (20), Preston (17), Nneka (13) and Pheodor (11). The family is a devout Christian, (The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Dayspring Parish, Port Harcourt). He loves to workout, watch movies and plays lawn tennis.

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