Emeka Richard Ochu is a Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University, New York, focusing on financial and policy analyses for clean energy applications, including carbon capture, direct air capture, green hydrogen and electric vehicles.
In his previous role, Emeka was an Energy Research Economist at the Central Bank of Nigeria, where he published research works on the electricity and gas subsector of the economy and served in various national energy projects. His research and economic reports have helped in policy making in the energy and real sectors of the Nigerian economy. Previously, he worked in Consulting and Banking as an Energy Finance and Investment Lead, analyzing energy investment opportunities for renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
He uses his experience and expertise to provide strategic advice to several Fortune 500 companies as well as governments on their energy transition projects and net-zero emissions commitments.
Emeka is an alumnus of the School of International and Policy Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, and also holds a Master of Science in Energy Economics from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, as well as a Bachelor of Science with Honors in
Economics from Abia State University, Nigeria.