PROFESSOR BART O. NNAJI
Professor Bart O. Nnaji is the Founder of Bart Nnaji Foundation (BNF), and the Chairman/CEO of Geometric Power Limited, the first indigenously owned private sector power company in Nigeria. Geometric Power develops and invests in power plants, sub stations, electricity distribution infrastructure as well as gas pipelines.
Prof Nnaji was a Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst , an Alcoa Foundation Professor of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , the William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh where he also spearheaded the creation of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for e-Design as a multi-campus NSF Center of Excellence in the United States of America and served as its first Director.
He has served Nigeria honourably in various capacities including as the Minister of Power, where he developed and initiated the implementation of the Roadmap for power reform in Nigeria. He also served as the Special Adviser to the President on Power, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP), and as Federal Minister of Science and Technology of Nigeria. He also served as a member of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Merit Board and member of the National Energy Council (the apex decision making body on energy) in Nigeria.
Prof Bart Nnaji has empowered hundreds of indigent people since 1990, through the education scholarship and community development program of Professor Bart Nnaji Foundation, (BNF). BNF and DDF are collaborating on community development programs.