WIEN Patron


Hajiya Ammuna Lawan Ali

Ammuna Lawan Ali, OON mni. is an Independent Non-Executive Director at Africa Prudential Registrars Plc and Unilever Nigeria Plc. She has also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Oando Plc and Skye Bank Plc respectively.


A renowned Civil Servant with over 30 years of service, Ammuna Lawan Ali commenced her Civil Service Career in 1977, in the Borno State Ministry of Lands and Survey, Maiduguri as a Planning Officer. She later transferred her services to the Federal Civil Service in 1995, where she served as a Director. She also served in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and the Ministry of Finance.


Ammuna Lawan Ali was appointed as a Permanent Secretary in January 2001, where she served in several Ministries like; Ministry of Commerce, Petroleum Resources, Transportation, Works, Environment, Housing, and Urban Development. She briefly served in the Office of the Head of Civil Service and the Ministry of Information and Communications before retiring from service in December 2009.


A recipient of the Order of Niger (OON), a National Honours Award for her service to the Nation, Ammuna Lawan Ali holds a BA (Hons) Geography from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from University of Maiduguri. She is a Member of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, and member of Commonwealth Association for Public Administration & Management.

Ammuna Lawan Ali chairs the Board of Trustees of African Women Entrepreneurs Program (AWEP). A one time Nigeria’s Governor for OPEC, she is currently the Patron of Women In Energy Network (WIEN) and leads the WIEN Advisory Board.

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