MANAGING DIRECTOR, GE GAS POWER SYSTEMS NIGERIA & ANGLO WEST AFRICA
Mohammed N. Mijindadi is the Managing Director of GE Gas Power Systems (GPS) Nigeria & Anglo West Africa, responsible for driving the growth and development of the Nigeria power market while working with critical commercial functions to execute transactions and implement power projects.
With GE’s strong presence in Africa and the Nigerian Power Industry, Mohammed has led the development and support on several heavy duty IPP and distributed power plants in Nigeria leading to significant MW’s added to the Nigerian national grid.
Prior to his appointment, Mohammed was the Regional Sales Director for GE Power Generation Products (PGP) in Africa and began his career with GE in the Transportation business as the Nigeria Country Leader. He has held several positions including Commercial Excellence Leader, Strategic Sourcing Leader and in Business Development, driving growth globally. Prior to joining GE, Mohammed worked in several US multinationals in the Transportation, Services, Construction and Entertainment industries.
Mohammed earned a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc.) in Civil Engineering from Temple University in Philadelphia and an M.B.A in Marketing and Strategic Leadership from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in State College, PA.
He was inducted into the Nigerian Leadership Initiative (NLI) in October 2011, Institute of Directors in January 2014 and serves on the Board of Directors for GE International Operations Nigeria, Free Trade Zones and the ‘Kid for Kid’ foundation.
In his spare time, Mohammed enjoys travelling, watching sports, and spending time with his Wife, Children & Dogs
DIRECTOR, POWER & UTILITIES AT MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP U.S
Cherese Joseph is a commercial banking Director at MUFG Bank (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) in New York City. She has coverage over a ~$20Bn loan book, which primarily consists of Power & Utility clients across the United States, Canada, and Latin America. She also covers some Metals & Mining and Midstream clients.
Cherese has over a decade of deal-based experience within banking and financial services. Prior to joining MUFG, Cherese formerly held Credit Risk and Portfolio Management roles at BNP Paribas and The Royal Bank of Scotland, with a primary focus on Power & Utility and Industrials.
Cherese was born and raised in the Bronx, New York before moving to Philadelphia to attend Temple University in 2003. While at Temple University, Cherese double majored in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance. She graduated with her Bachelor’s of Business Administration in 2007 after which she moved back to New York and began her career within Standard & Poor’s Corporate & Government Ratings Division. She later transitioned to banking in 2008. Cherese received her Executive Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School in 2015 and is Series 79 & 63 Certified.
Uche Isiugo, Ph.D.
FOUNDER & CEO, INFRANERGY, AND EMERGING INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL
Uche Isiugo is the Founder & CEO of InfraNergy LLC, a U.S energy developer operating in emerging markets, with a focus on West Africa. He has a track record in investments and deployment of Solar PV, Wind, Energy Storage projects.
Uche has had broad responsibility in commercial, asset management, project development and wholesale power marketing, previously as Director at Key Capture Energy, and prior to that, as Portfolio Manager at NextEra Energy. At NextEra, he was the Team Lead of the utility scale energy storage portfolio group. As a pioneer in commercializing energy storage, Uche managed the largest U.S. portfolio of battery storage projects (11 projects exceeding 140 MW) in deregulated markets at the time. Prior to his Lead role, he was in the Portfolio Project Finance group where he jointly managed an 11 GW portfolio of $10 billion Solar & Wind project finance, which garnered the Innovation Award. The portfolio included a variety of investor tax equity, back leverage and construction loan structures.
Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Uche worked in several U.S. Fortune 50 companies, including Citigroup, Boeing and Chevron. Uche is an Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches Mergers & Acquisitions in the MBA Program.
Uche holds dual Bachelors degrees in Finance and Economics from Temple University in Philadelphia, an MBA from Seattle Pacific University, and a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the University of New Orleans