Heather Onoh

CEO, Smater Grid International

Heather Onoh

CEO, Smater Grid International
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Biography

Heather Onoh is a business executive with over 20 years experience in domestic and
international operations, management, market identification, strategic business planning
and strategic positioning of start-up and growing organizations. Heather holds a
bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University, New York; an MBA from University of Toronto,
Canada and an Honorary Doctorates degree from the Common Wealth University Centre,
London.
Heather Onoh is the founder and Chief Executive officer of Smarter Grid International
Limited and a Member of the Board of Sapele Power Plc and Flour Engineering
International. As a business executive, Mrs. Onoh has served as a consultant and managed
several companies and Non-governmental Organizations including A-Z petroleum,
Quantum Basics Nigeria Limited and Light Up Nigeria. She is a dynamic, results-oriented
leader with a strong track record of performance in turnaround and high-paced
organizations. Mrs. Onoh is passionate about resolving electricity challenges across SubSaharan Africa especially Nigeria. It is this passion that led her to successfully lead the
$201 Million acquisition of the 1,020MW Sapele Power Plant by Eurafric Power Plc and
establish Smarter Grid International Limited to provide electricity to persons in the periurban and rural areas who do not have access to electricity.
As a business entrepreneur, Mrs. Onoh is focused on improving self-sustenance especially
for business owners in developing countries. Through Smarter Grid International she had
developed smart business environment and business tools that can be used for the
establishment and growth of sustainable businesses with minimal or zero operating costs,
in Sub-Saharan Africa with its pilot phase in Nigeria.
In addition to her career as a business executive, Mrs. Onoh is a leader who possesses
superior interpersonal skills, capable of resolving multiple and complex issues and is also
a motivator who has mentored and assisted several people to identify and achieve their
goals.