Mr. Damcida obtained a University Degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Maiduguri – Nigeria, a Post Graduate Diploma in International Oil Supply & Trading, from the College of Petroleum & Energy Studies and a Professional MBA in Energy Management from the Vienna University of Business and Economics (WU), where he is presently a visiting executive. In addition, Mr. Damcida is also an Alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School and a member of the 41st graduating class of Owner President Manager (OPM) program. He has attended over twenty-five professional courses at World class institutions of learning in the course of his career. Mr. Damcida is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a certified Energy Risk Professional (ERP). Mr. Damcida is a member of the Project Management Institute; the Global Association of Risk Professionals; the Association of Energy Engineers; and an On-frontiers Oil and Gas Business Strategy Expert. He also has certifications with the following institutions; Petroleum Institute for Continuing Education, USA, Oxford-Princeton Energy Program, UK, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Nigeria, Lloyds Maritime Academy, UK, Energy Management Institute, USA, Independent Chemical Information Service, UK and Duke University, USA.
Mr. Ahmad Ibrahim Damcida seats at the table of directors for BlackCOD Asset Management, where he brings his expertise to the fore and is involved in the business and key decision-making for the company.
Mr. Damcida is also currently the Chief Executive Officer of Energy Culture Limited. He has about eighteen years of experience in developing projects across; Energy (facilities and infrastructure), Mining, Agriculture (agro-allied processing), Finance and Commodities Trading. He was previously associated with organizations such as; Capital Resources Limited, Center for Global Energy Studies, UK and Emirate Liquefied Gas & Oil Limited, to mention a few.
In the course of his career, Mr. Damcida has been directly involved and offered support to over 50 different projects in the establishment of Energy Facilities and Energy Infrastructure. These projects span across; Power Generation Plants, Gas Production & Processing Plants, Pipeline Construction and Installation, Oil Production, Oil Storage and Transportation, Modular Refinery Development, Oil Field Equipment Supply and Logistics, etc. The specific activities undertaken by Mr. Damcida in these projects include but are not limited to; technical evaluations, duediligence, co-development, pre-financing reviews, project management, techno-commercial advisory, feasibility studies, project monitoring and supervision, tender and bid monitoring, appraisal of proposals, risk evaluation and so on.
In his capacity, Mr. Damcida has also served as a mentor, independent advisor and subject matter expert to several establishments within Nigeria and Overseas.
Mr. Damcida enjoys Playing Golf, watching documentaries, reading, writing, and playing chess.