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Engr. Alexander O. Ogedegbe was born on 18th April, 1943. He attended Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos from 1957-1963, where he obtained his West African School Certificate in 1961 and the Cambridge Higher School Certificate in 1963. He graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa, USA. 

Engr. Ogedegbe started his professional career as a Summer Engineer with Grain Processing Corporation, Muscatine IOWA, USA in 1967; Development Engineer, E.I. DU Pont Nemours, Clinton, Iowa, USA  from 1968-1969. He has worked in various responsible positions in the upstream, midstream and downstream sector of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry since 1969. He served Shell-BP Nigeria Ltd as Well-Site Petroleum Engineer, Operations Engineer and Reservoir Engineer until December 1974. He joined NNPC in Jan. 1975, where he worked as project engineer/manager in the NNPC refinery projects at Warri, Kaduna and Port Harcourt respectively from 1975-1989.

He was also the Managing Director of the NNPC Refineries, at Port Harcourt and Kaduna respectively from 1990-95; Managing   Director, NETCO in 1996-99 and the NNPC Group Executive Director, Engineering &Technology (E&T) in 1999-2003, where he retired, at the statutory age of 60years. Engr. Ogedegbe was honoured with the NNPC Group Managing Director’s Award for outstanding performance in 1986/87 and as Project Manager of new Port Harcourt Refinery Project.

He is a founding Member of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE), Past President of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, and President, Oil & Gas Design Engineers of Nigeria (OGDEN). He is a registered member of COREN. He is also a Fellow and the current Hon. Secretary of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering.
He is currently the Chairman of ILF Consulting Engineers Nig. Ltd, Macmorgan Engineering Ltd and Chairman of Linetrate Gas Ltd (an indigenous gas company).

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