The board of COOD Synergyn Independent Power Plant is comprised of seasoned professionals who are of distinguished personalities.
Professor Chinedu Nebo is the Chairman of COODSYNERGYN IPP (CSIPP). He graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he bagged a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering (First Classs Honours) and won the University prize for outstanding student in his set. He followed up his first degree with Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Engineering and Science respectively all at his alma mater, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Returning home, Nebo had no doubt on where Nigeria needs him the most – the Ivory Tower. He spent a larger part of his academic life at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he rose to become a Professor and in 2004, became its Vice Chancellor. At the time he became the Vice-Chancellor, the affairs and reputation of UNN was at the low ebb. Lecturers, allied staff and alumni of UNN lamented the poor state UNN had fallen. Being an insider and gifted with the skills of identifying the real causes of serious issues and proffering the right solutions, Nebo repositioned UNN once again as Nigeria’s Best Run University, living up to the true meaning of his middle name Ositadinma (which in English language means “From now on, all will be well.”
For his achievements, the national body of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, honoured him as a “the Best Vice-Chancellor in Nigeria 2006. In 2007, the national body of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) also honoured him as “The Most Outstanding Vice-Chancellor Award, inducting Nebo into All Africa Students Union Hall of Fame. It is instructive that both SSANU and NANS are constantly at loggerheads with leaders of Nigerian universities, and for the two associations to applaud Nebo’s works as a university administrator, he really must have done well in his tenure. A completely detribalized Nigerian in every sense of the word, young Nebo’s father traversed the entire Nigeria, working for the Nigerian Railway Corporation in places like Ibadan, Kafanchan, Port Harcourt. With such broad-mindedness and urbanity, Nebo sees and treats all Nigerians fairly and kindly.
After leaving UNN, he worked as a Director in the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, operators of the National Integrated Power Projects, NIPP. A gold fish has no hiding place. When the Jonathan administration established nine new federal universities, Nebo was called upon to replicate the successes he achieved at UNN in one of the new universities – Federal University, Oye Ekiti. As the Holy Book says “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He will stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” Nebo’s life accurately reflects this scripture. A keen watch of Nebo’s career trajectory shows that every record of success he achieves in one area opens the door to a higher public assignment in which he again distinguishes himself.
His appointment as Honourable Minister of Power on February 4, 2013 was, and is still seen as the right choice, according to those who know his pedigree. Often described as an Intellectual Giant, a quintessential Technocrat, an Administrator par Excellence, Nebo recognizes the importance of the national duty he presently handles and he is fully determined not to disappoint Nigerians. So far and so well, he leads the staff in the ministry and other stakeholders in the electricity industry (government agencies and private sector) in progressively achieving the major objective of the Roadmap for Power Sector Reform, which is ensuring that Nigerian electricity consumers (domestic and corporate) receive stable ever-increasing electricity).
Executive Vice Chairman
Mr Claudius Olugbenga Odusanya attended the prestigious Yaba College of Technology Yaba, Lagos state where he bagged a Higher National Diploma in accountancy from the year 1983-1989. He went ahead for his post graduate degree at the famous Greenwich School of Management London from 1998-2000 leaving with a Post Graduate Diploma certificate in Management Studies. Subsequently, he grabbed his MBA from the University of Hull, England in business administration from 2000-2002. He also got recognised at the institute of cost and executive accountants(ACEA) at London and Chartered Institute of management (CIMGT) London respectively.
Being a versatile type of person, he got involved in numerous Social and Religious activities where he has memberships such as Island Club of Nigeria, Ikoyi Club, the Prestigious Rotary club of Ikoyi metropolitan, the Great IBB Golf and Country Club Abuja and also London Gentlemen Club, Salisbury England, to mention a few. During his leisures, he engages in sporting activities like Golf, table tennis and swimming. He also particpated in British Trade Mission to Nigeria, Ghana, South-Africa, India and China from 2000 to 2010, participated on Invitation by The Senate, New York State in Albany, to attend a trade mission in Bahia State, Brazil in 2003.
He also has numerous achievements tagged to his name such as Participating in the Committee when changing name of Institute of Petroleum to Energy Instititute [EI], Particpating in the Committee that planned Abuja @ 30 in Year 2007, Chairman Sub-Committee at Nigeria @ 50 Celebration in Year 2010, Chairman, sponsorship/fund Raising Committee for IBB Golf & Country Club in 2011,2012,2013, Member, National Working Committee - Abuja National Carnival Management Committee & Chairman, Fund Raising Committee - Abuja National Carnival.
In addition to the above, a member of the Presidential Infrastructure Master Plan Committee that designed and prepared the current and only Country's Infrastructure Master Plan for Nigeria.
Mr Claudius Olugbenga Odusanya also made his country proud by grabbing some honorary achievements outside the walls of Nigeria including Honorary Citizenship & Key to City of Little Rock, State of Arkansas, USA in 2013 and Honorary Citizenship of the City of Great Height, State of Maryland, United States of America in 2013.
He has also held quite a number of positions within and outside COOD Resources Group ranging from Director of COODSYNERGYN Oil, Gas & Power UK limited to Director COOD incentives Inc. Dallas, Texas USA. He was also a one time Credit Manager from 1992-1996 at EKO Le Meridien Hotel. Texaco Nigeria PLC had him as the trainee accountant from 1988-1991.
Otunba Olugbenga ODUSANYA as he is fondly called is happily married with four children.
Engr Frank Edozie, an experienced professional in the energy, oil and gas, and information technology business, haven served as the senior special adviser (GAS) to the then Honorable Minister of Power (2013-2015) is a man of great intellect. His knowledge and activities on matters of oil and gas has paved way for the success of a lot of companies within and outside Nigeria.
The Managing Director started his career from being the Systems Engineer programmer at Shell Petroleum Development Corporation of Nigeria, Lagos (1982-1988) to the project leader for the development of Geological data management system (1990-1992) at Shell international petroleum maatschappij(sipm), the Hague. He climbed the ladder of success by holding several positions between 1992- 1998 most importantly head of IT consultancy services at Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Port Harcourt. Engr. Frank Edozie in 1998-2002 was the head of group leadership and operation (LEAD) Business Relations. From 2002 to 2004, he moved to become the Chief Information Officer at the prestigious Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in warri.
Furthermore, he grabbed the position of Regional Information Technology Manager at shell exploration and production Africa, Lagos from 2004-2007. The COO became the senior business Advisor, New business Development at Shell international exploration and production, Rijswijk from 2007-2010. He also became the General manager, commercial for Olokola liquefied natural Gas,Lagos from 2010-2013.
Mr Frank who is a senior power consultant in Nigeria infrastructure Advisory Facility Abuja is the incumbent MD/COO of SynergynOil IPP plant in Ogun State. He is married with children.