MAZI SAM I. OHUABUNWA, OFR

Mazi Samuel Iheanyichukwu Ohuabunwa was born on the 16th of August, 1950; married to Lady Stella Omude Ohuabunwa, blessed with children and grand-children, has been honored severally by his community, profession and industry, but significantly he has been honoured twice by the Nation- Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), in 2001, and Officer of the order of the Federal Republic (OFR), in 2011 and National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award in 2018. Mazi Samuel Iheanyichukwu Ohuabunwa is a proven leader, Lay Minister, social worker, entrepreneur, Nation Builder, columnist in three national dailies and author all rolled into one and he credits all his successes to the grace of God.
Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa read Pharmacy at the University of Ife (Now OAU) graduating in 1976. He did Postgraduate training in Business and Organizational Management at the Columbia University, N.Y, USA and the Lagos Business School, Lagos. He joined Pfizer Products Plc. in 1978 as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative and rose to become the Chairman/CEO in 1993.
In 1997, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa led the Management Buy-Over of Pfizer Inc. shares in Pfizer Products Plc., transforming the resultant company – Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc. into a medium-sized Nigerian R&D Based Pharmaceutical company. He voluntarily retired from the company after 33 years’ service in the industry, 18 years of which were at CEO level.

Mazi Samuel Iheanyichukwu Ohuabunwa was born on the 16th of August, 1950; married to Lady Stella Omude Ohuabunwa, blessed with children and grand-children, has been honored severally by his community, profession and industry, but significantly he has been honoured twice by the Nation- Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), in 2001, and Officer of the order of the Federal Republic (OFR), in 2011 and National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award in 2018. Mazi Samuel Iheanyichukwu Ohuabunwa is a proven leader, Lay Minister, social worker, entrepreneur, Nation Builder, columnist in three national dailies and author all rolled into one and he credits all his successes to the grace of God.
Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa read Pharmacy at the University of Ife (Now OAU) graduating in 1976. He did Postgraduate training in Business and Organizational Management at the Columbia University, N.Y, USA and the Lagos Business School, Lagos. He joined Pfizer Products Plc. in 1978 as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative and rose to become the Chairman/CEO in 1993.
In 1997, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa led the Management Buy-Over of Pfizer Inc. shares in Pfizer Products Plc., transforming the resultant company – Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc. into a medium-sized Nigerian R&D Based Pharmaceutical company. He voluntarily retired from the company after 33 years’ service in the industry, 18 years of which were at CEO level.

CHUKWUKA MONYE

Managing partner, Ciuci consulting; Director General, Delta Economic Summit Group. He is an innovation strategist, corporate development and consumer intelligence expert. Also known as CCM, he is considered by many as a social entrepreneur, having contributed to the successful setup and transformation of numerous businesses. His experience covers various functions in several industries, including financial services, telecoms, media, entertainment, retail and the public sector. He is adept in formulating corporate and marketing strategies as well as providing solutions using technology and innovation. He started his career in the United States, where he worked as an analyst at Citigroup’s private client business in Florida, before becoming the branch manager of a credit union.
He has an MBA and a PGD in Strategy and Innovation, both from University of Oxford, UK and a BA in Business Administration from Warner University, Florida, USA where he graduated with Honors and was also the university’s first black student union president. He received several awards including “Who’s Who” in American Universities and Colleges’ and the United States Achievement Academy Award given to top students in the country. He has also attended management programmes at Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

Managing partner, Ciuci consulting; Director General, Delta Economic Summit Group. He is an innovation strategist, corporate development and consumer intelligence expert. Also known as CCM, he is considered by many as a social entrepreneur, having contributed to the successful setup and transformation of numerous businesses. His experience covers various functions in several industries, including financial services, telecoms, media, entertainment, retail and the public sector. He is adept in formulating corporate and marketing strategies as well as providing solutions using technology and innovation. He started his career in the United States, where he worked as an analyst at Citigroup’s private client business in Florida, before becoming the branch manager of a credit union.
He has an MBA and a PGD in Strategy and Innovation, both from University of Oxford, UK and a BA in Business Administration from Warner University, Florida, USA where he graduated with Honors and was also the university’s first black student union president. He received several awards including “Who’s Who” in American Universities and Colleges’ and the United States Achievement Academy Award given to top students in the country. He has also attended management programmes at Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

CHIAGOZIE NWIZU

Chiagozie Nwizu is the Managing Director of Franchise Business Development Services (FBDS); a pioneer franchise development company in Nigeria which is a member of International Franchise Association, and Nigeria representative of World Franchise Associates. He is the Executive Director of Africa Franchise Institute and the pioneer President of Nigeria Franchise Association NAFBM.
Chiagozie is an International Franchise Development Consultant who has contributed in key capacity in the development of franchising in Nigeria. He sees franchising as a tool for building new roads to social, enterprise and economic development in Nigeria. He is a widely sought after consultant on social and economic impact development programmes and has both consulted for or worked with both foreign and government development agencies such as DFID; USAID; GIZ; Bank of Industry; NEPC; NIPC; Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – on Economic development; Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment; US Commercial Services; UK Department of Trade; Spanish Embassy and a whole lot of other organizations across sectors of the SME ecosystem.

Chiagozie Nwizu is the Managing Director of Franchise Business Development Services (FBDS); a pioneer franchise development company in Nigeria which is a member of International Franchise Association, and Nigeria representative of World Franchise Associates. He is the Executive Director of Africa Franchise Institute and the pioneer President of Nigeria Franchise Association NAFBM.
Chiagozie is an International Franchise Development Consultant who has contributed in key capacity in the development of franchising in Nigeria. He sees franchising as a tool for building new roads to social, enterprise and economic development in Nigeria. He is a widely sought after consultant on social and economic impact development programmes and has both consulted for or worked with both foreign and government development agencies such as DFID; USAID; GIZ; Bank of Industry; NEPC; NIPC; Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – on Economic development; Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment; US Commercial Services; UK Department of Trade; Spanish Embassy and a whole lot of other organizations across sectors of the SME ecosystem.

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