The Board of Directors of Fidson Healthcare Plc has announced the appointment of three new Directors.
This announcement was made in a notification signed and sent to the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange by the Company Secretary, J. A. Adebanjo.
According to the notification, Mr. Adebanjo revealed that these announcements were in line with the resolutions made by the Directors of the Company at the Board meeting which held on the 9th of December 2020.
In line with this, the Board announced the appointment of Dr. Vincent Ahonkha, Mr. Ekwunife Okoli and Ola Ijimakin as Independent Non-Executive Directors with effect from the 1st of January 2021.
About the appointed Directors
- Dr. Vincent Ahonkhai, is an expert in Global Health and biopharmaceutical Research and Development. He is currently an independent Consultant and Principal at Gwynedd Consultancy, LLC in FIDSON. Pennsylvania, the USA from where he consults for organisations like Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation amongst others. He will bring to the board, experience in Research & Development which is crucial to the development of the pharmaceutical industry. He was appointed an Independent NonExecutive Director.
- Mr. Ekwunife Okoli, 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. He was also Managing Director of the same company in Cameroun and Ghana and Managing Director for Africa and Regional Markets. He is an experienced Non-Executive Director who sits on the Board of Cornerstone Insurance Plc. He is married to Mrs. Unoma Okoli and blessed with four children. He is expected to enrich the expertise in the Sales and Marketing department. He was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director.
- Ola Ijimakin, joined the organization (Fidson Healthcare Ltd) in July 2002 as Regional Manager in the North-eastern 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 a distinction.