Chief Executive Officer at a Leading Energy and Utilities Company – PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC)

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PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Nigeria has been operating in Nigeria since 1953 through its predecessor firms of Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse. We're one of the leading professional services firms in the country with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, over 1000 staff and 31 resident partners.

Chief Executive Officer at a Leading Energy and Utilities Company - PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) 1

JOB TITLE: Chief Executive Officer

Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent


  • The CEO is responsible for providing strategic, financial and operational leadership for the energy company and will closely coordinate and work with the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership team.
  • He/she is responsible for creating the strategic direction as well as creating a vision for the success of the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive the execution of the company’s strategy as approved by the Board and drive franchise wide strategic management processes to ensure sustainable development and growth in the Company.
  • Provide professional advice to the Board of Directors on current and future financial conditions and business needs.
  • Maintaining regular interaction and interface with the Board of Directors on activities of the Company and providing periodic reports on the Company’s operations.
  • Communicating, on behalf of the company, with shareholders, government entities, and the public
  • Lead the development of the company’s short- and long-term strategy.
  • Maintain awareness of the competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities and industry developments, etc.
  • Assess risks to the company and ensuring they are monitored and minimized.
  • As part of the Board of Directors, take full responsibility for the profit and loss position of the Company.
  • Ensure commercial returns with the responsibility to enhance turnover, profit and market share.
  • Create an enabling environment for the execution of day-to-day strategic / operational activities in line with the directives of the Board of Directors
  • Identify and prioritize issues/opportunities on an on-going basis and recommend strategies to the Board of Directors to drive shareholder value and the overall financial position of the company.
  • Prepare impactful reports to drive decision-making activity for the Board
  • Direct growth across the business with a focus on maintaining commercial returns and ensuring that future markets are developed, and resourced.
  • Review activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and revise objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions.
  • Represent the company at legislative sessions, committee meetings, and at formal functions.
  • Present company report at Stakeholder and Board of Director meetings.
  • Lead in shaping and maintaining the relationship with the Regulators/Regulating bodies
  • Ensure the company meets its statutory, regulatory and stakeholder obligations to minimize risk to the business and its stakeholders.
  • Provide authoritative advice on relevant regulatory/legal laws and actively promote legal and regulatory compliance requirements.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Accounting, Economics, Law and Business disciplines or any related field.
  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting is highly desirable
  • At least 15 years post qualification experience with significant experience in an energy related company.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a leadership role for a large company in terms of Balance sheet size, staffing and coverage area.
  • Membership of a professional body
  • Substantial experience in the areas of organizational management, Board relations, Government Relations, Human Resource Management, Finance, and Marketing.

Skills and Competencies:

  • A visionary leader with experience in strategic planning and execution
  • Ability to translate, develop and establish goals set by the Board of Directors
  • In-depth knowledge of the Nigerian Energy Industry
  • Strong commercial acumen and the gravitas to develop profitable relationships
  • Ability to identify and secure funding/revenue sources
  • Excellent stakeholder management and engagement skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build and manage a high-performing organization
  • Be a strategic thinker who can develop approaches that deliver growth in income.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the energy utilities market
  • Have strong management experience and strong business acumen,

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Deadline: October 11, 2021

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