Board of Directors

Dr. Chukwueloka Umeh

Dr. Chukwueloka Umeh
Executive Director

Dr. Umeh is the MD/CEO of Century Power Generation and a Director of Nestoil Plc – both subsidiaries of the Obijackson Group of companies. He joined the Group in February, 2011 from General Electric Aviation, in Cincinnati Ohio, USA, and brings years of seasoned engineering, manufacturing, program management and managerial experience. While at GE's Global Research Center in Niskayuna New York (2001 - 2007), he was responsible for the development of several technologies used to increase efficiency and reduce emissions on land-based and aviation gas turbine engines, in addition to modifying fuels for advanced aeronautical engines. He held positions of increasing responsibility in, and was most recently an Engineering Manager of a large engineering team in GE Aviation responsible for the design and manufacture of the combustion systems on several commercial and military aircraft engines, including the CFM56, Cf34, LEAPX, TECHX, Honda Hf120, and F110.

Dr. Umeh holds several engineering degrees, including a BEng in Electronics Engineering from the University of Nigeria, a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, and an MSc and PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He is a graduate of GE's prestigious Edison Engineering Leadership Development Program (EEDP). He has 5 US Patents and over 14 technical publications.

Dr. Umeh is a philanthropist, and volunteers his spare time to mentor students and young professionals.