Mazi Samuel Iheanyichukwu Ohuabunwa
Mazi Sam I. Ohuabunwa, OFR, was born on the 16th of August, 1950.
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 of service in the industry, 18 years of which were at CEO level.
Mazi Ohuabunwa is a fellow of several professional organizations, the most prominent being, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy (FNA. Pharm), the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (FPC. Pharm), the Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM), the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (FNIMN), the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR), and the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC).
Sam is a Past Chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Past President, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Past Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Ikeja and once National President of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC).
Mazi Ohuabunwa has been honoured twice by the Nation as a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), in 2001, and Officer of the order of the Federal Republic (OFR), in 2011
Sam serves on the board of several other Organizations – for-profit and not-for-profit, public and private, particularly as the Chairman of the Abia Public-Private Partnerships & Investment Promotions Governing Council. He was a member of the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) and served as a member of the Presidential Committee on Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Program (SURE-P)
Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa is a Christian, a knight of Saint Christopher (KSC) of the Anglican Communion and serves as the National Coordinator.
Mazi Samuel Iheanyichukwu Ohuabunwa is a proven leader, Lay Minister, social worker, Entrepreneur, Nation Builder and author. He is happily married and blessed with children and grandchildren.