Ifeanyi B. Orajaka

Managing Director, GVE, Nigeria.

Ifeanyi B. Orajaka

Managing Director, GVE, Nigeria.

Biography

Ifeanyi B. Orajaka is a 30-year old Engineer, Obama Foundation Fellow, Global Shaper (World Economic Forum), socio-entrepreneur, Green Ambassador, Mentor, and Founder/CEO of GVE Projects Limited. Ifeanyi has over nine years’ experience in renewable energy systems design, installation/ maintenance, business development, project management, GIS-based rural electrification planning, policies/ strategy formulation, conflict resolution. As the founder/ Managing Director of GVE Projects ltd, he is directly involved in the development and implementation of strategies geared towards positioning the young company as a leader in the African renewable energy industry. In a bid to contribute towards solving Africa’s electricity poverty crises, Ifeanyi has led GVE from an undergraduate student project concept to become a global brand, a market leader in the Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) sector in Sub-Saharan Africa and one of the fastest-growing private companies in Africa as recently recognized by the London Stock Exchange within 6-year post-incorporation. Ifeanyi holds a B.Eng in Electrical Electronics Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri and an M.Eng in Power Systems Engineering from the University of Port-Harcourt both in Nigeria. He has also participated in training on Corporate Finance, New Venture Finance, Operations Management, Public-Private Partnerships, and Marketing. He is a certified Project Manager and has had professional internship experiences in leading multinational companies (ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell & NIIT).  Ifeanyi’s mission to end extreme energy poverty in Africa has attracted him several international recognitions such as the 2016 Future Africa Award in Business, the 2016 Africa Energy Leader of the Year, the 2018 participant of the Dutch Visitor Program, an IEEE Smart Village Ambassador. His leadership in the renewable energy industry in Africa earned him a Board seat in the Finance working Group of the Africa Mini-Grid Developers Association, an advisory board seat in the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria where he also chairs the association’s Access to Finance Working Group. He is also the Vice-President of the Africa Mini-Grid Developers Association (Nigeria Chapter).