Board of Directors

Mr Adebanji attended Yaba College of Technology and obtained his Ordinary National Diploma (Accounting) in 1973. He completed the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants’ examinations in June 1975 and served his articles with ACA Peat, Marwick Cassleton Elliot & Co in Nigeria between June 1973 and May 1976.
He was admitted as a Fellow of both the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) in December 1982 and November 1988 respectively.
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 October 1995 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 in January 2011 as a Principal. He retired from African Capital Alliance in January, 2019.
Mr Adebanji is a Non-Executive Director of Daraju Industries Ltd, Cornerstone Insurance Plc, Multimedia Ghana Ltd, and ARM Holdings Ltd. He also serves as the Chairman of Filmhouse Ltd and Crest Agro Products Ltd. He was until 2018 a Non-Executive Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc.

Segun Adebanji

Chairman

Fidelis Ayebae graduated from the Mainland Institute of
Technology in 1976 with a Diploma in Civil Engineering. He obtained Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Lagos in 1999. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Administration and also a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management.
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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. Olufunmilola O. Ayebae completed her Professional Secretaries
Diploma from The London College of Secretaries in the United Kingdom. She
EN worked in many organizations in various capacities for a number of years before
establishing her own business – Goodness Supermarket in 1995 and served as
s are the Managing Director/CEO for 3 years, she is also the MD/CEO of Townhouse Limited.
She became a director of Fidson Healthcare Plc in 2001.

Olufunmilola Ayebae

Non-Executive Director

(Mrs.) A. P. Sadauki, OON

Non-Executive Director

(Chief) Mrs. Sadauki holds a Bsc. Degree in Home Economics with a Major in Community Nutrition from lowa State University, Iowa USA in 1968. She has attended several courses and seminars on board development evaluation within and outside the country.
She was an accomplished civil servant who rose from the position of Agricultural Assistant (State Home Economist) in 1964 to the position of Chief Agricultural Officer (State Home Economist) in 1986.
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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.

Vincent Irivbua Ahonkai

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Ahonkhai is an expert in Global Health and Bio-pharmaceutical Research and Development. His passion and focus are in producing innovative health products for the prevention, treatment and elimination of infectious diseases for all persons who need them worldwide, particularly in resource- constrained countries. His contributions and leadership for over 3 decades in top tier multi-national and global pharmaceutical companies have delivered numerous drugs for different disease groups, as well as vaccines and biologicals which are widely accessible.
He has served on the United States Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Emerging Infections, as Board Chair of the American Academy of Pharmaceutical
Physicians, Member, Nigerian Academy of Science Forum on Evidence-Based Health Policymaking, as Senior Advisor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as Scientific Advisor to the US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner, to the International Vaccine Institute of South Korea, on the GSK Ebola Vaccine Initiative, the Advisory Boards of Quality, MD, VYZR Technologies, and played key scientific roles in several other organizations.
On the Civic and Social responsibility front, Dr. Ahonkhai has served as National Chairman of the Nigerian Peoples’ Forum USA, as President, Ora-Ekpen
Association, USA, and on the Board of the Association of Scientists and Physicians of African Descent.
He obtained his medical degree at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Infectious Disease Society and has published over 60 scientific and medical papers in international journals.
Dr. Ahonkhai is an independent consultant and Principal, Gwynedd Consultancy, LLC in the Philadelphia area, USA.

Mr. Emmanuel Imoagene was appointed to the Board of Directors effective February 2011. He is the Founder and Lead Consultant of Multivaluedge Consulting Limited, a firm that is focused on working with the leadership and Board of Directors (cont’d) management teams of largely indigenous businesses with aspirations for sustainable long-term value.
He has diverse experience spanning over three decades in several blue-chip companies including Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Unilever Ghana Limited, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Dangote Cement Plc, amongst others. In the course of his career, he held several senior leadership positions in human resources, logistics and procurement. He also has significant experience in corporate governance and general management practice.
Mr. Imoagene received his undergraduate degree from the University of Benin, and his graduate degree from the University of Ibadan. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.

Emmanuel E. Imoagene

Non-Executive Director

Biola Adebayo

Deputy Managing Director

Mr Adebayo graduated from the School of Pharmacy, University of Lagos in 1988. He also has a Diploma in Advanced Computer Techniques & Applications (1998) from the University of Ibadan (Consultancy Unit). He worked with the Federal Ministry of Health in Lagos as an intern pharmacist. He began his career Board of Directors (cont’d) with Glaxo Nigeria Plc in April 1991 as a medical representative. He later on joined the pharmaceutical division of CAP PLC in July 1994 where he developed his skills and competencies in the sales and marketing of healthcare products and FMCGs.

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 later became the Technical Director in charge of Factory Operations and has steadily grown the factory revenue by 375% over the last 5 years the Technical Director of the company. He is currently the Deputy Managing Director of 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.

A Pharmacist educated at Nigeria’s premier University- the University of Ibadan and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has pursued a career in the pharmaceutical industry since graduation with Fidson Healthcare Plc.

He has worked across diverse functions (Sales and Marketing, Business development, Manufacturing, Research and Development and Operations) in the company since inception and has been pivotal in determining her policy direction, strategy execution and has managed organizational change and transformation over the period.

 

His current responsibilities as the Strategy and Marketing Director involves the development and implementation of Corporate and Marketing Strategies.

An exciting person to have on a team, he is committed to team building and developing leadership skills and ability which he believes is the critical requirement for organizational growth and corporate success.

Olugbenga Olayeye

Strategy & Marketing Director

Ola Eboh Ijimakin

Commercial Director

Mr. Ijimakin joined the organization (Fidson Healthcare Ltd) in July 2002 as Regional Manager in the Northeastern region.
He graduated from the University of Jos in 1994 where he was awarded a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree. He won the prize for the best graduating student in Pharmacy among other prestigious awards.
He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Business School Netherlands, Buren (2014) where he finished with distinction.
Mr. Ola is a seasoned professional who has grown through the ranks over the years. He served as Group Marketing Manager from May 2005 to December 2006; General Manager, Marketing from April 2011 to May 2016 and General Manager, Sales and Marketing from May 2016 to December 2020. He was appointed the Commercial Director in January 2021.
He is vastly experienced, having served in large corporations both at home and abroad. He is a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.

Imokha Ayebae

Finance Director

Imokha is a commercially astute finance professional with over 15 years of experience in finance & accounting, corporate finance, and management consulting. His areas of specialization include financial strategy and control, tax, and treasury management, as well as accounting and reporting.
He joined Fidson Healthcare Plc. in 2013 as the Corporate Finance and Treasury Manager and served on the Company’s Management team as Head, Finance, and Accounts for over 4 years prior to his appointment to the Board. His experience has been valuable in Fidson raising circa #25 billion for expansion projects, debt restructuring and working capital funding, which resulted in revenue increase of 25% CAGR and 130% growth in Shareholders’ funds over the last 4 years.
Prior to joining Fidson, Imokha worked at FBN Capital Ltd (now FBN Quest) where he managed several cross-border mergers & acquisitions as a key member of the Financial Advisory team within the firm’s Investment Banking Division. He started his working career in management consultancy with Mouchel Consulting (now WSP Global) in the United Kingdom.
Imokha holds an M.Sc. in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick & B.Eng. in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester. He is also an alumnus of The Emerging CFO Program of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Imokha is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Institute of Directors Nigeria.