Women in Business: Chantelle Abdul
Chantelle Abdul is an entrepreneur operating in the power sector with experience across America, Africa and Asia. As the Group Managing Director and Chief executive officer of Mojec International Holdings, she oversees a portfolio of companies namely: Mojec Meter Asset Management Company, Virtuitis Solaris Power, Mojec Meter Company and Meter Services Hub.
She has led the growth of this family business into becoming the largest smart meter manufacturer in West Africa and has expanded the firm’s portfolio from meter manufacturing to include power generation, transmission and distribution services.
Her aim is to position the company to be one of the few indigenous companies floated on the London Stock Exchange as well as the New York Exchange. She is building a strong indigenous company with a global outlook.
Ultimately, her vision is to transform Nigeria and the African continent by providing access to power leading to economic transformation.
According to her, “Opportunities abound everywhere but none can be compared to that of Africa. Africa has a lot of sectors that still needs to be harnessed.” She insists.
Mojec has positioned herself as one of the leading companies from generation to the measurement of power in Nigeria. Having started in the Nigeria and has grown through the ranks, Mojec has spread into West Africa and Africa at large.
At Mojec, they see Africa as a child growing to become the world economic power hub, though it’s still at a developing stage, but Africa has the potential to compete on the world stage. With their innovative and creative passion for what they do, they are determined to contribute positively and actively to the development of Africa.
Registered in 1985, Mojec International is an international holding company with subsidiaries in the power, energy, real estate and retail sector with operations across Africa and Asia. Mojec is ranked as one of the indigenous companies in corporate Nigeria.
A leading Electricity EPC contractor to the electricity distribution companies and other African utilities on transmission and distribution of projects, Mojec is chiefly known on the continent as a market leader and innovator in metering. Always on the upfront of the latest in Metering Technology, Mojec manufactures and supplies a variety of meters ranging from: Maximum Demand, Whole current, Pre-paid meters, Automatic Meter Reading System (AMR) as well as latest in Metering technology Automatic Meter Infrastructure (AMI) through its sister company Mojec meter Company, one Nigeria’s first meter factories.
Mojec has a subsidiary oil and gas company which is a leading provider of innovative products and services to global oil and gas industries. Mojec oil and gas has been in existence for over 3 years giving excellent delivery and unparalleled customer solution. Today, Mojec is one of the largest meter suppliers in Nigeria, with international joint ventures and alliances with some of the world leading manufacturers in Asia and Europe.
Whilst their meters may be household names in Nigerian markets, Mojec also has a real estate and retail division that develops, operates and manages mixed use commercial and residential properties in Nigeria’s major cities namely; Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja.
From 1985 till today, Mojec has transformed herself into a global specialist in energy management, transmission and power generation and has today become a solution provider that helps make most of your energy.
For Chantelle Abdul, “The importance of including women in the energy revolution taking place in Africa cannot be over emphasised. African women are natural problem solvers and excellent managers and therefore have a lot to contribute to solving the problem of access to power.” She revealed.
To every obstacle and posing challenges, we all have the way we respond to them. Hear how Chantelle deals with hers “I never see problems as obstacles but simply as problems to be solved. Solving problems is part of the course in businesses. You’re supposed to wake up and fix something every day.” She maintained.