MAZI SAM OHUABUNWA MON, OFR
Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa read Pharmacy in the University of IFE, graduating in 1976 and 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, he 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 33years service in the industry, 18 years of which were at CEO level.
Sam is the immediate Past Chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Past President, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Past Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN),Ikeja. He is currently the National President of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC).
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.