Dr. Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah
Dr. Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah's details
- Country: Nigeria
- Position: Executive Vice Chairman
- Company: Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
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Dr. Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah, is the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) with over thirty years of experience in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industries, with over twenty years at the highest management levels.
Dr. Juwah has played coordinating roles in the set up of ETACS, GSM and CDMA mobile networks in Nigeria, with hands on knowledge of the specification and construction of digital exchanges, base stations, data communications and subscriber access networks. As an experienced Network Operations Manager, Dr. Juwah has deep and profound practical knowledge of regulatory issues, pricing, billing, interconnection and network fraud control within the Nigerian environment.
Dr. Juwah, started his career as a young graduate at Shell BP Petroleum company in 1976 where he was employed as a computer systems programmer working on applications in the Commercial Information Systems section. He resigned from Shell in 1978 to pursue a Doctorate Degree Programme in the United Kingdom. Returning to Nigeria in 1981, he took up employment within the Leventis Group of Companies as Computer Systems Analyst. His flair for multidisciplinary functions led to him being promoted Sales Manager (Computer Systems) in 1984, and by 1986 he had joined the ranks of General Management as Marketing Manager. Dr. Juwah was promoted Divisional General Manager in 1988.
In 1993, Dr. Juwah was invited to join the Management of a ground breaking Mobile Telephony venture, Mobile Telecommunications Services Limited, as Director (Cellular Operations) and participated in the team that erected and tested the first privately owned mobile network in Africa.
Thereafter, Dr. Juwah held top management positions at Communication Investment Limited (CIL), where he was responsible for providing the foundational technical specifications and design for the mobile operator that is today known as Globacom.
In 1999, he was again invited to join the management of MTS First Wireless Limited as Executive Director (Network & Operations), a position he held until 2005 when he resigned to start his own venture, Cititel Networks Communications Limited, a wireless infrastructure and services provision enterprise that excelled in the design of mobile cashless payment solutions for the unbanked.
Dr. Juwah was nominated Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and confirmed by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 29th of July, 2010.
Dr. Eugene Juwah is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers.