Prof. Alex, Casmir Uwadiegwu Akpa


Prof. Alex, Casmir Uwadiegwu Akpa has been appointed as the Acting Director-General / CEO of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA). An indigene of Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria, Prof Akpa is the most Senior Director of NABDA and has served as Director and Head of the Medical Biotechnology Department in NABDA from 1st June, 2008 to 1st June, 2016. Before his recent appointment, he was a Research Director in the same Department. According to the appointment letter dated 31st May, 2018 and signed by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Prof Akpa’s appointment as Acting DG/CEO NABDA takes immediate effect.

A professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology; Prof. Akpa is a Fellow of the World Health Organisation (FWHO); a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene(FRSTMH) and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAI). Prof Alex Akpa presently has four patents granted for his original inventions. Prof Akpa has won several international grants for the development of medical biotechnology in Nigeria.