Menelika Bekolo Mekomba Summer Law Student

Speaks:  English, French

Primary office:  Montréal

Menelika Bekolo Mekomba

Menelika Bekolo Mekomba completed her bachelor of laws at the Université de Montréal in May of 2023 and received several civil law awards during her studies. She also holds a bachelors and a Master’s degree in Electrical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, as well as an Advanced graduate degree in Management from McGill University.

While at law school, Menelika continued her career as an engineer and now has roughly fifteen years of experience in the energy sector, having managed and administered large-scale engineering projects and contracts.

She has held engineering and management positions with national and international companies, including consulting engineering firms and major players in the energy sector such as the Régie de l'énergie du Québec and Hydro-Québec. She has also acted as an international advisor for governments on electrical infrastructure projects.

A member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, Menelika also has significant experience in the area of governance and sits on the boards of various public, professional and non-profit organizations.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

    • Education
      Université de Montréal, LLB.
  • 2013

    • Education
      École Polytechnique de Montréal, Master of engineering
  • 2012

    • Education
      McGill University, Advanced graduate diploma in Management
  • 2008

    • Education
      École Polytechnique de Montréal, Bachelor of Engineering
  • « Barrages hydroélectriques, mieux comprendre leur fonctionnement », Radio-Canada, 2021
  • Expert report on technological choices by ÉLIA for the Boucle du Hainaut high-voltage power link project

Representative Work

Technical and economic expert at the Régie de l’énergie: worked on the 2018-2019 Rate Applications, which served to establish the regulatory reform for the reliability of Québec's power grid; provided approval for several major Hydro-Québec projects.

Power system planner for Hydro-Québec, Quebec's power generation, transmission and distribution company: approved and executed several projects in Hydro-Québec's upgrade program, including a portfolio of projects valued at over $300 million; person in charge of the Transmission component of Hydro-Québec’s 2022 call for tenders.

Technical Advisor, Government of Wallonia (Belgium): Boucle du Hainaut infrastructure project.

Manager of contract, bid and proposal operations at Hitachi Energy, a global public energy sector company: managed construction projects in excess of $60 million.