Dozie Okpalaobieri is the Energy Sector Policy and Regulations Specialist at the Nigeria Country Office of the African Development Bank. He is currently co-tasking managing the Nigeria Electrification Project, the […]
Dozie Okpalaobieri is the Energy Sector Policy and Regulations Specialist at the Nigeria Country Office of the African Development Bank. He is currently co-tasking managing the Nigeria Electrification Project, the Jigawa IPP Project and the Lagos Electricity Cooperative Project.
He was previously the Senior Legal Advisor for the Power Africa Transactions and Reform Program (PATRP) in Nigeria, primarily providing policy support and advise to the Government of Nigeria on energy sector issues and industry restructuring.
He has served as the Special Assistant on Energy to Nigeria’s former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance. In this role, he set up the oil and gas division at the Ministry of Finance for the monitoring of oil and gas revenues, coordinated stakeholder management to drive reform in the power sector. As a Legal and Policy Adviser at the African Center for Economic Transformation in Ghana, he advised Governments in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Mozambique on policy and legal issues in the extractive resources sector.
Dozie holds a Juris Doctor from the Northwestern University School of Law, a Masters in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Northeastern University, both in Boston Massachusetts. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business at Northwestern and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Nigerian Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales. He loves travelling and reading.