Rotimi Onanuga FNSE has more than three decades of engineering and electricity utility management experience. He is a shareholder, director and Chairman of the Board at WATT Renewable Corporation. Prior to WATT, Rotimi was the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Port harcourt Electricity Distribution Company where he midwifed the transitioning of the Company from public to private ownership. The Company has a geographical coverage spanning 4 States of the Niger Delta region of the country, over 2000 workforce, huge customer base of diverse electricity need with a maximum power demand of over 500MW and average monthly revenue of over $5million.
He joined the National Electrical Power Authority (NEPA), as a pupil engineer in the mid 1980s and worked in different departments of the organization at junior and senior management levels.
Rotimi played an active role in the privatization of the distribution division of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) after which he joined, Sahara Power Group, the owner and operator of the largest private distribution and generation company in Nigeria as the Business Leader of the distribution division.
Rotimi is widely recognized and respected in the industry and has helped shape regional, federal and state government policy that supports conventional and renewable energy development.
He is a Fellow Nigerian Society of Engineer (FNSE), a Member of Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), Member of Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) for over two decades