back to speakers
Engr. Chidi K.C. Izuwah Snr is a registered Professional Engineer and Infrastructure PPP professional. Chidi started his career as a lecturer in fluid mechanics, fluival hydraulics and hydropower engineering at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Thereafter, he held several senior oil & gas asset management positions in a career spanning over 21 years with SPDC (Shell Nigeria). He was at various times Project Manager and Contract Manager for the Bonny Terminal Major Tank Rehabilitation Project, Standby Central Power Plant Gas Supply Project and the Worldclass Deepwater Bonga FPSO Mooring and Installation Contract. Chidi also held the position of Corporate Pipelines Asset Manager responsible for Shell´s entire crude oil evacuation and export network in Nigeria. Chidi is currently the Executive Director PPP Resource Department of the Infrasructure Concession Regulatory Commission, The Presidency Nigeria. In this role Chidi is responsible for catalysing Public and Private expertise and resources towards putting in place a world class PPP pre contract regulatory ecosystem, framework and guidelines for driving the preparation & development phase of Federal PPP Projects, towards ensuring that these PPP projects are well prepared, bankable, ready for market and yield Value-for-Money for all stakeholders. Chidi is a frequent speaker at Infrastructure Finance, Islamic Finance and PPP conferences. He is part of the UNECE, Commonwealth, Istanbul PPP Centre of Excellence Professionals and the African PPP network offering mentorship and guidance to young Infrastructure PPP professionals and PPP units.
Chidi has a first degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering from the University of New Castle Upon Tyne in the United Kingdom. Chidi is a Harvard, Wharton/Cape Town University, Columbia University, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, World Bank Institute, Project Finance Academy and IP3 Executive Education Alumni. Chidi is currently an Honorary Special Adviser on Infrastructure and PPPs to the President of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE). He is also a member of the NSE Infrastructure & PPP Expert Committee that has just delivered the maiden Nigerian Infrastructure Report Card 2015. Chidi is a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council. Chidi has won the Nigerian Society of Engineers Presidential Merit Award for 2 years consecutively (2014 and 2015). Chidi is a member of the following professional bodies: Nigerian Society of Engineers, The Project Management Institute, The European Small Hydropower Association, The International Network on Small Hydro Power. Chidi is the pioneer Patron of the Pipeline Professionals Association of Nigeria (PLAN). Chidi is the co founder and Chairman Board of Trustees of the OLG Health Foundation and Autism Centre in Port Harcourt and Abuja. He is also the Founder/Chairman of the Defeat Autism In Nigeria (DAIN) Advocacy Project. Chidi is a very blessed family man. He is married to the lovely and very hard working Dr. (Mrs) Doris Izuwah a medical practitioner and they have three lovely children – Chidi Jnr, Angelica and Michelle.