Emeka Igwilo

Emeka Igwilo
Vice President, Operations Support

Southern Company Gas

As vice president of operations support for Southern Company Gas, Emeka Igwilo is responsible for leading the enterprise functions of leak survey, asset protection and GIS to support 4.5 million customers in seven states served by utilities of Southern Company Gas. He also ensures that these functions are aligned with enterprise goals of safety, compliance and productivity and have strategic direction for the convergence of people, process and technology.

Igwilo joined Southern Company Gas in 1999 and has had progressive leadership roles in resource management, field operations, asset data and analytics, supply chain and GIS. In total, he has more than 20 years of diversified leadership and project management expertise.

Most recently, Igwilo served as managing director of resource management for Southern Company Gas. In this role, he led the strategic execution of annual work and resource forecasts, efforts to optimize the utilization of resources and the daily scheduling and fulfillment of all field orders to support almost 2.1 million customers in four states as part of the company's southern operations.

Throughout his career, Igwilo has led and participated in multiple enterprise-level transformative technology implementations, system consolidations, strategic initiatives and process reengineering efforts including SENTRi (locate ticket screening system), AIMS,GIS, DIMP and Workforce Optimization.

Igwilo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from DeVry University and an executive MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He is a graduate of Leadership Columbia County and a member of the Kiwanis Club of America. He has also served on the board for the Boy Scouts of America for the Central Savannah River Area.

Igwilo has two children – a daughter Amara and son Isaiah.

February 2018


About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in 4 states. Other nonutility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at southerncompanygas.com.