Anthonia Chinelo Ohagwa

Nigerian Ports Authority

General Manager ICT

Mrs. Ohagwa Anthonia Chinelo holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering -University of Jos (1987).Masters in Engineering Management -University of Port Harcourt (1994). Postgraduate Diploma in Transport Management -University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt (2011). An alumnus of Harvard Kennedy Executive Education in Cambridge Massachusetts Boston, the U.S.A on mastering Trade Policy in August (2019).

She joined the employ of the Nigerian Ports Authority in 1989. She rose to become the first female Chief Port Engineer from (2008-to 2013). She was deployed to the then Eastern zone as ag AGM Utility (2014-2017). Subsequently, she was appointed head of the Command Control, Communication, and Intelligence System (CCCI). In 2018, she was appointed the first female AGM ICT to head Network & Communications Department.

In 2021, she became the first female GM ICT in the authority, her current position where she drives the automation of the Authority’s business processes, amongst them being the deployment of the Port Community System ably assisted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

She established the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) in 2007 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State., Nigeria. Through her leadership in APWEN, she advocated for more female representation in Science Technology Engineering, and Mathematics ( STEM ) courses by organizing science quiz competitions and summer STEM camps for female high school students. She also established APWEN collegiate chapters in colleges and other activities that encouraged young girls in colleges to complete STEM programs as well as promote women in various STEM fields. She, in conjunction with other corporate organizations, offered scholarships to young females to undergo post-graduate studies in STEM to ensure female retainership in the field amongst others.

Sessions With Anthonia Chinelo Ohagwa

Wednesday, 18 May

  • 07:30am - 09:00am (PST) / 18/may/2022 02:30 pm - 18/may/2022 04:00 pm

    IAPH Women’s Forum Breakfast Meeting

    The IAPH Women’s Forum was created in 2012 with the aim to discuss women’s issues in the port industry, to find ways of attracting women to join the industry and to retain and develop female talent. Since then, the Women’s Forum has steadily proceeded with measures to advance the status of women in the port industry such as IAPH Women’s Forum Scholarship. Coinciding with the first IMO International Day for Women in Maritime, this session features presentations by this year’s scholarship winners as well as a discussion on the Forum’s future roadmap and deliverables. 
  • 09:45am - 10:15am (PST) / 18/may/2022 04:45 pm - 18/may/2022 05:15 pm

    IAPH Women’s Forum Scholarship Awards – A Conversation With The Winners

    The IAPH Women’s Forum is offering two scholarship opportunities for female employees of regular IAPH members. The Women’s Forum Biennial Training Scholarship provides supplemental tuition for two years for a port or maritime-related course at a college, university or other similarly-related purpose port-related training institutions. The Women’s Forum Annual Meeting Scholarship provides attendance to make an original presentation at the Women’s Forum panel at the World Ports Conference.