Mr Adebanji joined UAC of Nigeria in 1976 and carried out various assignments within the UAC Group until he was seconded to Unilever Plc, London as Management Group Accountant in 1988. He returned to UAC at the end of 1990 as the Group Treasurer. In 1992, Mr Adebanji was seconded to Unilever South Africa as Audit Manager with sub-regional responsibilities for Unilever plc subsidiaries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana.
He returned to Nigeria in October1995 to serve as the Financial Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc (appointed in January 1996), and was later seconded to Heineken International in the Netherlands as Group Treasurer from 1998 to 2001. He also served Heineken as Managing Director of Ghana Breweries Ltd and Namibia Breweries Ltd between 2001 and 2007. He retired from the Heineken Group after his assignment in Namibia, and practiced as a Financial Consultant until he joined African Capital Alliance (a leading private equity firm in Nigeria) in January 2011 as a Principal.
Mr Adebanji is a non-executive Director of Nigerian Breweries plc, Bankers Warehouse Ltd, Beloxxi Industries Ltd, Multimedia Group (Ghana) Ltd and Gas Terminalling & Distribution Ltd. He also serves as the Chairman of Bevpak Nigeria Ltd, Filmhouse Ltd and Crest Agro Products Ltd.
After working in various capacities in a number of organizations, including Citibank Limited, he started as the Founder and Pioneer Chief Executive Officer at Fidson Healthcare Limited in 1995 . He is also the Chairman and Director of many other companies.
He has attended many courses, both locally and internationally including banking operation, organisation development skills, selling skills e.t.c.
(Mrs.) A. P. Sadauki, OON
Chief (Mrs.) A.P. Sadauki, OON
She was appointed Kaduna State Commissioner, Social Development, Youth and Sports in 1988, Commissioner of Education in 1989 and Deputy Governor kaduna State from 1990 to 1992. Chief Mrs Sadauki is a Director of many companies including Zazzau Ginnery Limited, D. A. Sadauki Investments Limited, Hillside Company Limited and MTN Foundation amongst others. She was conferred with Merit Award by Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association of Farmers in 1999 and National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OON) in 2000.
Emmanuel E. Imoagene
Emmanuel E. Imoagene
He joined Nigerian Breweries in 1985 as Brewery Personnel Manager and rose to the position of Personnel Director in 1995. He became Logistic Director in 1999 and Human Resources Director between 2004 and 2008. Mr. Imoagene is currently the Human Resources Director (West Africa) for Cadbury Nigeria Plc. He is a seasoned and professional corporate leader with diverse private sector experience. An astute administrator and human resources expert, Mr. Imoagene is a fellow Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. He is a member, advisory board of the Lagos Business School.
In his present role, he leads a team of over 200 salesmen and has the responsibility to formulate and implement the company’s sales and marketing strategies. An exciting person to have on a team, he is committed to team building and development of leadership skills and ability which he believes is the critical requirement for organizational growth and corporate success. As a community leader, he managed change in his neighborhood association with attendant positive results and commendation. He also plays leadership role in his local church and his committed to the propagation of his Christian faith.
He continued his career with Fidson Healthcare Plc in 1996 and held various positions in the sales and marketing division and rose through the ranks to become the Sales and Marketing Manager in April 2001. In 2004, he became the Sales and Marketing Director, the position he occupied till July 2009. He is currently the Operations Director in the company.
He is a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD). He also completed a top executive leadership programme jointly organized by Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) and Manchester Business School in Manchester, England, United Kingdom in 2007.
He is an alumnus of the Administrative Staff College of India, Bella-Vista Hyderabad, India; Lagos Business School (CEP19), PAN-AFRICAN University, Lagos and IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain.
His professional proficiencies, shrewdness, vast insights and result-driven attributes have made him highly sought-after within the pharmaceutical industry where he has held various positions, including the West African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (WAPMA), where he served as the Financial Secretary from 2012 to 2016. He currently serves as the Treasurer of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMGMAN) and Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sectoral Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN). He is serving on various committees of PMGMAN. He is a community leader.
Ola Eboh Ijimakin
Ola Eboh Ijimakin
Ola Ijimakin holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree from the University of Jos (1994) where he won the prize for the best graduating student in his department. He later obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Business School Netherlands, Buren (2014) where he finished with a distinction.
Ola, as he is fondly called, joined Fidson Healthcare in July 2002 as the Regional Manager, North-East and rose through the ranks to become the General Manager, Sales and Marketing from May 2016, until his elevation to the board.
Over the years, as GM Sales & Marketing, his drive for results reflected in more than a 100% revenue sales growth from N7.6bn to over N17bn.
He is vastly experienced having served in prominent corporations across the country, namely: Ecomed Pharma Limited, Synergy Healthcare Group and GlaxoSmithKline (West Africa) Limited to mention a few.
He is a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN).
Vincent Irivbua Ahonkai
Dr Vincent Irivbua Ahonkai
Dr. Vincent Ahonkhai is currently an independent consultant and Principal, Gwynedd Consultancy, LLC in the Philadelphia area, USA. He is an expert in Global Health and Biopharmaceutical R&D with a focus on producing innovative health tools for the prevention, treatment, and elimination of infectious diseases to all persons who need them worldwide.
Prior to his current position, he served at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as the founding Head, Regulatory Affairs, Global Health. He led the partnerships that built a transformative framework for accelerating access to therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, and medical devices in low and middle-income countries of the world. He retired as Senior Advisor, Global Health in 2017.
With about 30 years’ experience in multi-national biopharmaceutical companies, Dr. Ahonkhai has contributed to, or led teams that developed innovative products across disease groups. He also managed cross-cutting functions in Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, and product life cycle. Earlier in his career, he was in academic medicine and bench research and has authored over 60 scientific publications in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Ekwunife Okoli holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he graduated with a first class honours. He also obtained a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) from the University of Benin.
He is a performance-focused, value-driven and purposeful business leader with over 30 years of international business experience. He is versatile in the field of Sales and Marketing, having worked for many years in the FMCG industry.
He was an Executive Director, Marketing at Diageo Plc and later became the Managing Director of the same company in Cameroun and Ghana, and then the Managing Director for Africa and Regional Markets afterwards. He is an experienced Non-Executive Director who sits on the Board of Cornerstone Insurance Plc.