He joined the board in February 2004, and from 1st February, 2005 became the non-executive Chairman. A medical doctor and fellow, West Africa College of Surgeons, he has various business interests including Energy, Petroleum, Trading exploration and Marine Service. In addition, he is and has been Chairman and President of several other high networth companies and organization and is an accomplished education philanthropist.
Dr. Ebere Igboko Ekpunobi joined Neimeth in 2015 as Deputy Managing Director, and appointed the Acting MD/CEO of Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc in November, 2015 and confirmed substantive MD/CEO with effect from March 1, 2016. Dr. Igboko Ekpunobi obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (1985) and a Master of Science degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana USA (1989). She holds a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy Administration with emphasis in Pharmaceutical Marketing and Pharmaco-economics, from Purdue University (1992). She is a registered member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, American Pharmacists Association, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and Federation of International Pharmacists.
Dr. Igboko Ekpunobi’s pharmaceutical industry career spans a wide spectrum of functional areas across several continents – Africa, North America, Europe, and Asia. She began her career as community pharmacist in Lagos, Nigeria and continued in the USA as a community pharmacist, followed by positions of increasing responsibilities in the manufacturing sector. She has held different leadership positions in marketing, corporate strategy and, across several therapeutic areas – HIV, malaria, oncology, neurosciences, immunology etc.
Mr Mmeje was appointed into the board as Executive Director – Finance on 25th February 2008. He is an accomplished Accountant and Chartered Banker with formidable experience spanning manufacturing, banking and the hospitality Industry. He was Managing Director/CEO of Island Bank,Sao Tomeand has expertly managed the finance and credits of some key organizations from the brink into enviable profitability in the last couple of years.
He joined Pfizer in 1978 as Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, and since then has steady climbed the rope of success in his career. He was promoted Regional Manager (West African) and Managing Director, Pfizer Products Plc. In June 1993.
He was also appointed Chairman / Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer Products Plc. and Pfizer Specialist Limited. A registered Pharmacist, he is a member and fellow of several pharmaceutical academical and professional bodies inNigeriaand abroad including the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria. He led the (MBO) of Pfizer and was Chairman of Neimeth from inception (1997) to January, 2005.
He was invited into the board as a non-Executive Director on 25th February 2008. Godwin, a first class Graduate of Imperial College of Science and Technology London, was the pioneer Managing Director of NDDC and a retired Deputy Managing director of Shell Petroleum Development Company
He has also been either chairman of Director of several companies spanning the oil industry, security printing, finance/banking and Pharmaceutical business. He was appointed the Group Managing Director of FJ Energy Limited by the European Economic Development Council in April 2007. He is a thorough bred professional with vast board experience.
He was invited to the board on 24th February, 2004. a private business entrepreneur. He has made tremendous success in his various fields of business endeavors including Telecommunications, Petroleum, broadcasting and Hospitality business. A Director of seven successful companies, he is also a members of several organizations.
Mr Balogun was invited into the board in a non-executive capacity on 24th February, 2004. he brings his vast Sales/ Marketing experience of Pharmaceuticals, spanning over 30 years, to the board. A registered Pharmacist and successful entrepreneur, He is Chairman of four fast growingNigeriacompanies and a board member of the several others. He is an alumnus of theObafemiAwolowoUniversity,Ife.
He was invited into the board in a non-executive capacity on 25th February 2008. Mr Sokomba is an accomplished Pharmacist who has garnered considerable experience in Research/ Teaching, University Administration, State Health Service Management and NAFDAC where he was a past Director He has been very involved in the management of the “Fund for Integrated Rural Development and Traditional Medicine” as Secretary/Board Member since 1997. He is also a member of the Technical Committee on collation of Research work on Nigeria Medical Plants and Traditional Medical Practices for the Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency. He is a professor of pharmacology at the University of Jos.
Prof. Maurice Nkemakolam Iwu was trained at the University of Bradford, Bradford, England.
Iwu is the President of Bioresources Institute of Nigeria. He was Professor of Pharmacognosy at theUniversityofNigeria Nsukka(1984-1993). He is the founder and Chairman of many companies including The International Centre for Ethnomedicine and Drug Development (InterCEDD).
He has received many academic and professional honours among which are the World Health Organisation (WHO) Visiting Scholar to the Dyson Perrins Laboratory,University of Oxford(1980), Fulbright Senior Scholar Award (Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio)
He consults on technological management and the establishment of strategic alliances and multinational cooperative research and development projects for international agencies such as UNIDO, UNDP and the International Organisation of Chemistry for Development (IOCD).
Professor Iwu has presented over 200 scientific papers, published more than 100 research articles and is the author of four books and a member of the Editorial Board of several international scientific journals and has a number of patents to his credit.
In public service, He was the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission/Chief Electoral Officer of Nigeria (2005 -2010), where the introduced the electronic voter registration regime, established the Electoral the Electoral Institute and held the first successful election the transition of one democratically elected government to another in Nigeria. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Thomas Osobu is a 1978 MBA Graduate of Boston University,School of Management, Mass, USA.
He worked with Nestle New York,USA and later with Nestle Nigeria Plc (formerly Food Specialties Nigeria Limited).
He was Marketing Manager, Nigerian Hoechst Limited (now Nigerian Chemicals Plc) from mid 1984 – 1990
He is a board member of several organizations including May Clinics/Hospital Lagos, Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce, and a Council member of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Ikeja. He is also a member, Institute of Directors (IOD), National Institute of Marketing (NIMARK) and Associate member, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and a Paul Harris Fellows, Rotary Club International.
Pharm (Sir) is a 1980 graduate of Pharmacy from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
He worked as an Industrial Pharmacist in Nigerian Hoechst (now NGC) between 1982 and early 1986, and later as Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Pharmacy & Stores Limited, a company he founded in April 1985.
Alpha Pharmacy is a niche player in the Nationwide Distribution of Rare Ethical Products, (Orphan and Critical car products). Alpha Pharmacy also pays actively in many specialized practices such as: Medical Assisted Reproduction Technology, Oncology, Urology, Nephrology and most significantly in Anaesthesia, where she has been known to provide anaesthestic agents from premeditation to post operative care.
Mr. Onyechi is a fellow of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and a fellow of West Africa Post Graduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP). He is the Chairman, Nigerian Chapter of WAPCP.
He is a member of the (International Pharmaceutical Federation (F.I.P), and American Pharmaceutical Association (APHA).