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Biography, Engr. Ernest Ndukwe

Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)


Engr. Ernest Chukwuka Anene Ndukwe is the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria’s Telecommunications Regulatory Agency. He is a professional Telecommunications Engineer with over 33 years of international experience in the telecommunications industry, majority of which have been in senior management positions in private multi-national telecommunications companies and in government Telecom policy & regulation.

He is an Electronic/Electrical Engineering graduate of the University of Ife, an Alumnus of the Lagos Business School, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Management and Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering.

Since his appointment, the Commission has witnessed tremendous growth and transformation, which have resulted in the boom now associated with the telecommunications industry in Nigeria. NCC, during his tenure, has also earned reputation as a government agency where transparency and openness are consistently extolled as virtue.

Engr. Ndukwe is a past Chairman of the Administrative Council of the African Telecommunications Union and past Chairman of the West African Telecom Regulators Assembly (WATRA), an organization he helped pioneer. He is also currently a Vice Chairman of the Telecom Development Advisory Group of the International Telecommunications Union representing Nigeria. Engr. Ndukwe, on special invitation, has served as adviser to a few countries in Africa on Telecom Policy and Regulation.

Engineer Ndukwe has represented Nigeria at various international events and is a regular resource person at international Telecommunications conferences including ITU organised forum and events.

He is a recipient of several industry and civic awards, including the rank of OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC (OFR), one of Nigeria’s prestigious National Honors.