MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mr. Omozaphue William Akalumhe is a Director and Board Member of PriVida Limited UK (and its subsidiaries in the USA, Cameroon, and Nigeria), AOS Orwell Limited, XanFun Limited UK, ProXsure Limited UK, 3-D Hitech and a number of other companies. After about 30 years of experience working in not-for-profit, consulting, and energy, Omozaphue co-founded PriVida in 2013 to kick-start a renewable energy revolution in Africa. PriVida and its subsidiaries have now developed a project portfolio worth over $1.0 billion in West and Central Africa. Omozaphue’s previous experience includes Senior/Executive-level roles in Pan Ocean, Shell Upstream International, Accenture, and Arthur Andersen. He was also a Research Associate, Research Fellow, and Research Assistant at various times at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) from 1986 to 1997. At Shell, Omozaphue was a key member of the transformation and business improvement team and was actively involved in driving change in Shell’s operating model in Africa. Also, Omozaphue was actively involved in the growth programs of Pan Ocean Oil Corporation, including the eventual addition of new assets to the company’s portfolio. Omozaphue is a versatile, confident, accomplished, resourceful professional and strategic-thinking leader who brings credibility to the organization through his history of personal integrity, respect for people, and professionalism. Omozaphue is passionate about protecting the environment through the deployment of renewable energy solutions and infrastructure projects aimed at fostering green living conditions. Omozaphue is well known for his expertise in managing people, processes, coaching/mentoring, and organization transformation. Omozaphue Akalumhe studied at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, specializing in resource management and marketing economics. Also, he holds an M.Sc. degree from the School of Management at Cranfield University, Omozaphue has completed several leadership and professional development programs in South Africa, the United Kingdom (UK), Belgium, the United States of America, and Switzerland. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) of the United Kingdom.