Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad is an energy, environmental specialist who offers more than five years of experience. He also offers expertise and insight into regulatory issues. Currently, Ahmad serves as the MD/CEO with the Rural Electrification Agency of Nigeria, where he leads strategy and planning for electrification efforts across rural regions of the country.
Prior to this role, he worked with a private energy consultancy where he was a member of the Executive Management team. In this role, Ahmad helped with thought leadership and strategic operationalization of various solar energy projects across Nigeria. Other roles that Ahmad has held include Special Adviser to the Honourable Minister of Environment at the Federal Ministry of Environment and Principal Infrastructure Officer at the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Concession.
Ahmad received a Master of Development Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy, a Master Diploma from CADD, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Management from the University of Leeds. He is also active with the Nigerian Society of Engineers and holds a certification from The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). Beyond his professional work, Ahmad enjoys reading the Harvard Business Review and follows the latest energy news and reports.